These are the cards I created for the Michael Strong Gold And Glitter Mingle Cards Swap, which took place at the enjoyMichaelStrongstamps Yahoo Group. I made 2 very similar cards for 2 group members, one was sent to Australia and the other to the US.
I chose contrasting colors - black and gold, and the Gecko which is a symbol of good luck.
Supplies used: Cream CS for the card's basis Textured patterned paper - Making Memories - Metallique Floral Brocade Varn Black CS Shiny gold paper Martha Stewart Deep Edger Punch - Garden Trellis EK Success Corner Adorner Michael Strong stamp - Gecko (large) Embossing ink Gold EP Ranger's Stickles - green
Double-sided foam tape
I chose a matt gold patterned paper which has a lovely texture to it, as if it's been embossed all over. I punched both the black CS and the shiny gold paper, using Martha Stewart Deep Edger Punch - Garden Trellis. I rounded the corners of another piece of the shiny gold paper and layered all the papers onto the crad's basis. Then I stamped Michael Strong's Gecko on black CS, using embossing ink. I heat embossed it with gold embossing powder and cut it with scissors. The Gecko was glued 3D for extra dimension. I decorated a bit here and there with some green stickles for glitter and glam.
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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly
This is the ATC I created for the Michael Strong ATC Swap, which took place in May 2012 at the enjoyMichaelStrongstamps Yahoo Group. I made several ATCs, 6 for the swap and extras for myself and for 2 friends. Some were decorated with a Hummingbird, some with a Dragonfly.
To create the background, I stamped Michael Strong's Lily background panel, using VersaFine ink - Onyx Black. I randomly applied Ranger's Distress ink - tattered rose and worn lipstick - using the Inkessentials Distress ink applicator. Then I stamped Michael Strong's Hummingbird and Dragonfly (here you only see the ATC with the Hummingbird) on white CS from a recycled box, using embossing ink. I heat embossed it with black embossing powder and cut it accurately with scissors. I distressed the edges of the Soar (computer printed) label using Ranger's Distress ink - worn lipstick. I used a cream ric-rac ribbon to enhance the bird which seems to be flying over it. Both the Hummingbird and the Soar label were glued 3D for extra dimension. Can you see the shade of the flying bird? And the bird's beak is aiming into the flower center, hoping to find some honeydew… there's nothing but distress ink in there! (lol)
I added a tiny pink bling for the bird's eye, and a clear bling for the label, for extra glam. (You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it) Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly
Here's my Black, White and Grey Fish Card, which was my entry to May's challenge of the enjoyMichaelStrongstamps Yahoo Group. Supplies used: Black leather textured CS for the card's basis Dark grey leather textured CS White CS Silver CS Patterned paper - Michael Strong's printed black and white panel DOUBLE ARCHES Martha Stewart LARGE Punch Around Combo Michael Strong Cloisonné Fish stamp Embossing ink White EP White half pearls with sticky back
The challenge included using this Grey panel by Michael Strong:
And yes, my card was chosen by Mike as one of the winners, so I got his new Hexagon stamp as a prize. It's beautiful… I can't wait to try it.
(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it) Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly
My name is Dorly Weitzen and I live in sunny Israel.
I'm married and I have 3 adorable sons.
I'm a Linguist and fluent in 7 languages.
I grew up in a family of artists and art collectors, and I've been creating ever since I can remember myself.
I love painting, jewelry designing, scrapbooking, altered art and mixed media art. And chocolate, of course.
I have a constant urge to create something new every day. It sure is better than maintaining what already exists!