Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Enamoured with Enamel

I am having so much fun experimenting with UTEE and various embossing powders and inks and I just love the molten glass effect.  In the photo above, I managed to take advantage of some day light this afternoon which shows up this effect more accurately than the inside lighting.
Here's a closeup of the wreath I created for today's Thinking of a Pink Christmas Card.

Here I die cut 3 laurels from the Tim Holtz Regal Crest die.  I embossed and UTEE'd them differently - changing the order and the number of times I embossed with the pink embossing powder and the UTEE.  On one of the laurels I dabbed a Victorian Velvet DI onto an already enamelled surface and reheated it - that's the darker pink with the spots - the spots being where the ink beaded on the enamelled surface.  
I cut a snow flake using my Cameo and a free design from Bird's Cards.  I embossed it with pink embossing powder, then white, then holographic, then UTEE.
Once I was happy with the die cuts I intertwined the laurels so they formed a circular wreath and placed the snow flake where I wanted it.  I then reheated the elements so they fused together.

I stamped the WMS Vintage Christmas Backgrounder and embossed it with white powder.  The sentiment is from WMS alpine Christmas, stamped onto a banner cut from the same die as the laurel.  I curved the sentiment slightly on the acrylic block to fit the curve of the banner.

The Festive Friday Challenge #40 came at just the right time and has been a wonderful source of inspiration for me as I try to make a bunch of special pink Christmas cards to be auctioned for Think Pink next week.  There are tons of ideas in the inspiration photo and there are so many lovely entries.  These were just 2 of many which caught my eye and influenced my design today.

As well as the Festive Friday challenge, I am entering this card in the Waltzing Mouse Fanatics Challenge #27 where the theme is Christmas.  

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Your card is stunning,Kate! I love the two toned pink wreath with the snowflake!
    Thank you so much for the shout out about my card how in e is that! ( very nice) :)
    I love Jacqie's card!
    Have a great week!

  2. Fabulous - I love the shine you've achieved with your UTEE (I have some of that somewhere, must dig it out!) So glad you joined us at Festive Friday again!

  3. I love the shades of pink and that fabulous enamel effect on the wreaths. The background stamp looks stunning. Beautiful work. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!


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