Thursday, 2 April 2009

Celestial Twins



Hello everyone,

In a mad dash this afternoon as it is my DH's birthday and I am arranging a very special dinner for two. Typical....He has just rung to say he will be late. That extra bit of tractor work just has to be done today! Sigh!

I would like to share this little card using Rubber Poet's Celestial Twins. I have made the backgrounds using the bleeding tissue technique. When wetting down the tissue, I used gold Pearl Ex in my water spray, which gives a very subtle sparkle to the whole card. To keep the sparkle there, you do have to remember to spray the lot with workable fixative (otherwise it will merely wipe off!)

I gold embossed Penny Black L509H ...A Better One over the top of the dried tissue paper background. The twins are stamped in StazOn black and just for a little added interest I added two gold stars.

I tend to have a wet day every now and again and make a pile of these backgrounds, so I have plenty when I want to make up something quickly. I have learned also to make at least TWO lots of the same colour combinations...so you can stamp the image but also have a piece which could be used for layering purposes.

Aren't my twinnies gorgeous?

14 comments:

Michelle said...

I do like the pink and orange together... - - and what a great idea to make several of these backgrounds at once since it can be time consuming and messy! Hope the birthday went well.

Jaspere said...

Wow that is some technique. Great idea making multiple ones at once. Beautiful card.

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Happy birthday to your hubby. A special dinner sounds wonderful. Hope he made it in time. This is an awesome technique. I have never seen it before. Love the look. Great job.

JazzyH said...

Happy Birthday to hubby!

Linda B said...

The colors turned out awesome! TFS:)

Stephanie said...

awesome card... how was your dinner?

MrsETaylor said...

I love anything that has that feel of the mythical world. Love it

Cathleen said...

Wow! this is beautiful, love the image and the fantastic colors!

TangiiCrain said...

HEy MIchelle! This is just gorgeous! Awesome job...as always!

Patti said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous! I love everything about it. Thank you for the detailed description. It is a very unique card.

Martha said...

its wonderful!
great job

laos348 said...

I have never tried that techinque - what a beautiful background your created! Overall, your card is very pretty. Happy birthday to hubby!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!! tfs!!
-t

xiumaiyuki said...

Your twinies are gorgeous!!!! and the colors are beautiful once again!