Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Faded Layers and Embossing

Over at CC3C the latest challenge is to use Faded Layers from Tim Holtz's latest book. The technique is on page 58. I have used the sun rays stencil. The latest challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie boutique.

I have created this passport style card. I have seen a few people do this, but my inspiration came from Emma Williams - here is the link to her post. The base of the card is kraft card - all inked up with black soot. I have then added layers to the outside and the inside of this base card.

I used the Faded layers technique for 2 of the three pages - the second page is similar but no stencil involved. I stamped a number of images in versamark and embossed with black embossing powder.
The inside pages are embossed with folders, remnant rubs added and inked up a bit!

Some leftover sections of the faded layer card was stamped and punched into butterflies to add some dimension! Seam binding coloured with Distress stains and stamped with text completes my project, which, for nearly the first time, I remembered to add before my matting so it is actually secured to my card!

Inside page 1
Inside page 2
I would also like to enter into:
That's Crafty - Stamping Ground (all images stamped and embossed)
EPlay Challenge - Embossing (Black images embosssed with embossing powder and inside pages use embossing folders)

Thanks for looking
Nikki
xxx

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Nikki! The black embossing against the ravishing red is just so striking.

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  2. This is gorgeous, and looks like you had lots of fun making it. I'm glad I'm not the only one to forget to attach ribbon! I've not seen passport card before, so thanks for sharing. I didn't know Tim had another book either. I need to get out more! Xxx

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  3. Stunning card, vibrant colours, followed the link, love the passport card idea, Ruth x

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  4. Super card/booklet! Love those glowing colours on the faded layers, so effective, wonderful project. Off to check out the link to Emma's piece now.....

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  5. This is just gorgeous, fabulous colours and details.xxx

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  6. Your faded layers technique looks fantastic Nikki and I love those beautiful warm colours you used, they make the black stamping really stand out beautifully. I did see Emma's creation and thought it would be nice to try but after seeing your masterpiece I definitely want to try it now! Anne x

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  7. Oooooh, a lovely project Nikki, beautifully done and such a fab idea! >:o) Chris xxx

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  8. Gorgeous creation Nikki,especially love the colours used,really vibrant

    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  9. This is just gorgeous Nikki! The colours are so vibrant and really complimented by the black embossing! That technique looks amazing and you have perfected it! Wonderful! :)

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  10. Wonderful project Nikki, love the vibrant colours with the black embossing.
    Avril x

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  11. Great make Nikki, loving those bright colours and the stencilling really pops from the backgrounds... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

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  12. Amazing faded layers, beautifully styled card Nikki.
    Julie x

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  13. What a cool and fabulous design! I've never seen this before! Love the ray stencil too! Fabulous work! Thanks so much for joining us on this cool challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  14. This is amazing Nikki - really gorgeous work! Hugs rachel x

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  15. So wonderful, I love it. Great colors and layers.

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  16. Nice Card... Love the colors and the design... super cool Nikki... love the black embossing too... really makes those butterflies stand out.. Love, Light and Peace... Bonnie

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  17. I love this style of card....and I Love what you have done with this technique too Nikki....striking x

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  18. Beautiful card Nikki! Gorgeous red and those flowers and butterflies just divine. Karen.x

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  19. Nikki...this piece is so pretty! I love your little passport style design for this card. It's almost like a little mini book, too. Love the colors you've used on your faded layers backgrounds. The black embossing of the flowers and butterflies really pops. The back sides of the pages are equally as pretty. Love your little sentiments, too. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  20. Wow, love that design style and love the colors. Absolutely beautiful......Thanks so much for playing along with eP in our August ePlay Embossing Challenge.

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  21. Love the concept, the colors and how you put it together. thanks as always for sharing.

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  22. Fabulous card Nikki ! Love the colours and the design is fantastic ! Thanks for joining us at eclectic Paperie.Sue C x

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  23. Wowzer - how cool is that?! Just love the fiery colours and all that fabulous embossed texture - heat and dry!
    Alison xx

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  24. LOVE the style of your card, Nikki, with the vibrant colors and FAB embossing! for playing with us at the ePlay Embossing Challenge!

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  25. Oh my word this is GORGEOUS!!! So much more than just a card. Wonderful creation. Thanks for playing along at eP.

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