Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Guilded Bamboo

This is a simple elegant design with an oriental feel to it.  The base card is white linen textured card.  The background panel is a piece of dark card that has been embossed in a folder through a machine.  The pattern gives the effect of an oriental screen.  The focal panel is a piece of contrasting coloured card that is stamped with an image of bamboo using flitterglue.  The image is then covered in guilding flakes, and the excess flakes rubbed off with a textured sponge.  This process reveals the fine detail of the image.  Both panels are matted on to gold mirror card then layered on to the base card, the focal panel is attached with dimensional glue.  The corners of both panels have been shaped with a corner punch that compliments the pattern of the embossed panel.  The swirl embellishments are created out of waste, they are the slithers of card left after trimming the matting cardstock!  True crafters never waste anything!

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