Friday 10 June 2011

Another Fizzy Moon

This is another Fizzy Moon stamp I've "had " to treat myself to.  Our son applied for his first passport recently and through the process he had to have an interview.  The office in Aberdeen has closed so we had to travel through to Inverness for this.  The appointment was for quarter past two and he had to attend ten minutes before, which he did, and reappeared again before the big hand had reached twenty past.  The passport came through a few days later even though he fluffed some of the questions.  Just wonder how relevant this was, but never mind, it gave me the chance to visit the craft shop inside Howden's Garden Centre, Stoneyfield Business Park on the outskirts of Inverness.  Well worth a visit if you're in the area.  I usually manage a trip there once or twice a year as we head north to visit family in Orkney.  We went there before the interview and I was quite restrained, just some card, ribbon and the embossing folder I've used on this project, but I requested another visit  on the way home again where I bought the things I had resisted on the first visit and this fellow was one of them.  One of my bargains of the day's trip had to be a plastic storage box with a carry handle from Poundland which holds my Promarkers perfectly.  So I can be frugal when it suits and it was such a bargain I bought two along with some foam tape and pads.  It was a good craft retail therapy day.

Fizzy Moon is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Promarkers.  The pink, green and purple combination in this project isn't everyone's cup of tea but I quite like putting it together

The base card is a 6"x6" square scalloped card by Craft UK Limited, from the Papeterie, Aberdeen, and is edged with purple Encore metallic ink

Papers used
Pink and lime green pearlescent card from The Papeterie, Aberdeen
Purple and bright green card from W Enterprises, Aberdeen
White card for stamping

Tools used
Spellbinders Nestabilities Regular Squares - Large
Sizzix Tim Holtz die - Tattered Flowers
Woodware 1/2" circle punch
Glitter Girls's embossing tool
Foam mat
X-cut Botanical Embossing Punch - Beech Leaf
Tatty Teddy, Me to You embossing folder - Primrose Background
Fizzy Moon Celebrations stamp set - Little Messages
Fizzy Moon Celebrations stamp set - Thanks a Bunch
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Encore metallic ink - purple

Embellishments used
Smirk grosgrain ribbon
Woodware brads bright and pastel
Bling Bling self adhesive crystals
Gold wavy peel-offs

Top Tip for this project would be to make your own candy dots for the flower centres using a 1/2" circle punch and shaping the punched circles on a foam mat by making circular movements over the back using the Glitter Girls's embossing tool until they cup up. They can be attached using a foam pad.

Thanks for reading
Liz x

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