Thursday, 19 September 2013

Shimmering Koi

One more day to go until Sheena's Pick of the Week begins on Create and Craft, so here's another sneak peek of a card made with the new stamps and..........embossing folders. Oh and the paper pack, a piece of which I've used for the mount.
My husband and I have Koi, one of which is well over 20 years old. It's so peaceful watching them swim  around the pond. We've even been to some of the Koi shows around the country, don't think ours will ever reach that size.
For this card I embossed a piece of the Centura Pearl for the background, then inked the folder with a Perfect medium pad and embossed the card stock. The ink transfers to the debossed side over which I covered with silver embossing powder. After heating I covered with Salty Ocean Distress ink., then die-cut with an oval Spellbinders.
The koi I coloured using alcohol markers  and then added a bit of shimmer with glue and glitter.
 The Chinese symbols were stamped with Versafine and embossed with clear EP.

Today will be filled with washing, packing and ironing as I'm off to Ally Pally tomorrow to set up for the show. Can't wait to meet everybody, so if your a blog follower please come and say hello, I'll be on the Hougie stand.
I will be posting he samples I made for the Spellbinders POD very soon, so please visit regularly.
Happy Crafting.


  1. Good morning Karen,
    What a beautiful card and so life like in colours. Can i say that looking at it, if you had risen the centre oval and colour and then lowered the outside colour, it would have looked like they were going from the shallow part of the pond to the deeper part. Please i don't mean to cos offense, just the way my mind works.
    Have a good time at the Ally Pally with Kay,
    Crafty hugs

  2. No offence taken , good idea Norah.