Monday 26 July 2021

Squash, shimmer and shine!

I'm not sure where this month has gone but I am managing to play before the deadline for the current challenge at Let's Squash It - any embossing folder plus shimmer and/or shine.

I ended up having a bit of my "patterned paper syndrome" here - I made my embossed piece and then  dithered for ages suffering brain freeze on what to do with it! In the end I decided whimiscal foliage might suit a whimsical image and picked up Pointy Hat Gnome.

I got my shimmer by applying Rub n Buff over my embossed piece using the universal craft tool (my index finger). I did then use a silver gel pen on some of the finer lines to make sure they were properly highlighted. I also coloured a few of the low sections with a Copic marker just a shade or two darker than the cardstock.

Pointy Hat Gnome (Lost Coast Designs)
Essential Messages (Hero Arts, retired)

DCWV textured
Bristol board
Dark chocolate brown

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Grand Fubu embossing folder (Couture Creations)
Rub n Buff by Amaco (Silver Leaf)
Copic markers
Silver gel pen
Circle frame cut from mirri card with Fine Frames dies (Altenew)
Ultra white embossing powder (Wow!)
Tracing wheel

Thanks for stopping by!


Conniecrafter said...

I love that little gnome, he is too cute and that is a cool embossing folder, the rub n buff gave a pretty shimmer and like your idea of coloring in some areas with your marker!

Wavejumper said...

I love that gnome. Some day maybe I will remember to get one.
That makes perfect sense to me about the leaves and a great idea to shimmer them. Cracked me up with the universal finger too. Me paper clips.
hugs Margot

Shabneez said...

Love this so much Joanne. Shabneez x

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely card, Joanne! Love the colours, the gnome guy and that fabulous background. Thanks for playing again at Let's Squash It! Jo x

ionabunny said...

That is a gorgeous embossing folder, in gorgeous colours and I love the gnome. Of course I do LOL. He looks fab in yellow. Love this. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

That gnome looks adorable on his embossed and shimmery background, Joanne - love this!! Congrats on being a top pick at Let's Squash It!

Tina Z. said...

wow, this is absolutely stunning, I love your combination of amazing background and cute gnome.
Thank you for playing with us at Let's Squash It! where I was a Guest Designer.