Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Snippets - Nellie Snellen Oval + Letterpress.

Hullo there everyone.
Well here are some Snippets all ready from the Snippets drawer and assembled for your viewing.
When busy making another card, I came across these two Snippets, and when put them together I thought, they are lovely! why didn't I see it before?
The background done many moons ago with letterpress method by Gina K.see here - or my summary here: 
Letterpress with Spellbinder Impressabilities (this is Flourish) 
Letterpress method has debossed the design into cardstock and colours. You can use pigment or dye ink. Pigment takes longer to dry, but dye ink dies straight away and ready for debossing.
TIP: if wanting deeper debossing, then spritz card stock with light spray of water then put throguh the bug.
1. Cover the Impressabilities with ink.
2. Take out the bug, plate A plate B then tan mat.
3. Then card stock, and inked Impressabilites INK SIDE down.
4. B plate and shim for extra pressure.

 The Centre image stamped ages ago now, by "the-random-scribble-on-the stamp-with-water-markers" method. Once inked up with markers, spritz with water, and stamp on gloss card - see for method HERE (look for link to Lindsay's blog)
 Used the Nellie Snellen Oval, with purple Spellbinder Oval Petite scallop, cut then assembled the card with other snippets and hey presto card was made!
All ready to enter into the Snippets Challenge over at Miss Di's this week - playground here I come!

Thanks everyone for popping over for a peek and chat - you make my day, you do! :D
Shaz in Oz.x
PS I would like to link over to the following challenges:


Irene said...

Shaz, your card is beautiful, I love the colours and background.

brenda said...

Beautiful shades of lilac Shaz and an elegant feeling card.

B x

Debs Willis said...

I love the purples pinks & lilac shades - beautiful!

Debs x

Carol Willis said...

Beautiful card Shaz, love the pretty image.
Caz x

Craftychris said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! The colours and the techniques are fabulous xx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Beautiful! Love the sweet colors!

Myrna said...

Such a gorgeous card and the colors are so pretty. The Nellie Snellen die is lovely. I have that set but somehow lost the middle one. :(

Betsy said...

Such a beautiful card and in my favorite color too! ( I became an "encourager" here today. Thanks for the encouragement you've given me. :-)

Kathleen said...

This is absolutely beautiful.

Kath x

Sally H said...

Beautiful card, Shaz! Great colour and I love the debossed swirls. Wonderful!

Di said...

Hi Shaz, this is fabulous! Beautiful letterpressing. The closest I've come to this is to brayer ink onto the 'flat' side of an embossing folder before running it through the Cuttlebug but I think this effect is much nicer. Gorgeous image on your card too!

Hugs, Di xx

Mrs A. said...

Just watched the video on the water colour painting. What a lovely effect it makes on the glossy card. Love the colours on this card. I need to get myself some more markers in these shades.
Hugs Mrs A.

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Shaz, love the letterpress effect, will have to try that with my cuttlebug workhorse! :) Cathy x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Shaz, I love the colour purple and the flowers are so pretty.

Have a great weekend xx

Unknown said...

This is so pretty! What a great technique! I am still sick so I am running behind and haven't been online much. So glad to see your cheery card today! Haven't forgotten to pay it forward on the Liebster will be on my blog as soon as I am up and about again! Thanks for sharing this pretty card and adding some sunshine to my day!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and image, thank you for playing along at challenges 4 everybody, Vickie, DT

Laura Bradley said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Joanna Sheen! Laura xx

Angela Drummond said...

Very pretty card, love the image and colours, thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
Crafty Bloggers Network DT
My Blog: A Crafty Blether

Conniecrafter said...

I have done this also but not on glossy paper, thanks for the tips and for Peanut too, I will look into that :)

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