June 18, 2015

Magazine Freebie ...

Hi Everybody,

Yesterday my monthly subscription of 
fell through the letterbox and the free gift this month was a beautiful Roses embossing folder.

And so out came the Spectrum Noir Pencils  to see what I could do.

I embossed a piece of parchment ... layering the parchment between copy paper to stop it splitting. I use the quite thick parchment from   AnnaMarie Designs

I colored it in on the raised side and I used the pinks and yellows from the Floral set and the greens from Nature and blended them as I went along

The parchment was attached to the base with little dots of Cosmic Shimmer Dress Clear and then I covered over the spots with the pearls.

But to be honest the Cosmic Shimmer dries so very clear that they didn't show up anyway under the parchment.

The base card was created with white  255gsm Hammered card from the Papermill Direct and using the  A2 Matting Basics A&B from Spellbinders

The addition of a little sentiment and the card is finished.

I enjoyed the coloring as I haven't used the pencils for quite some time and I ended up with a soft and pretty card that I am quite happy with ...  and the folder was F.R.E.E.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

38 comments:

  1. wow that is super, you don't waste any time using your free gift, anyone would be delighted to get that card in the mail
    Have a great weekend
    Kaye

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  2. Pretty card, love the soft colours.

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  3. another very pretty card to add to your other lovely cards. I don't have the Spectrum Noir pencils, but I have purchased the pens over a period of time and now have a good selection so need to start using them. I will have to check out a tuturial on how to blend them. thanks for sharing hugs, Lyn xxxx

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  4. Hi Christina, another beautiful card it has turned out stunning. Love the colours.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

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  5. Good morning Christina.
    When I turned on my PC to my email, up came this delicate card. . I had to open and it is beautiful. I seldom make cards with velum/parchment and colour, Must do it again now x Thank you for sharing It is truly a lovely card.
    Dorothy xxx

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  6. Lovely card, very pretty.

    Michele

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  7. Must look out for that magazine, the embossing is beautiful - but it's your fabulous colouring that really makes this card special. Thanks for the tip about keeping the parchment from splitting, I've never successfully embossed it but I'll try layering it next time

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  8. Oh my....So beautiful Christina and fantastic coloring.
    Elaine H X

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  9. Good morning Christina, nice and soft looking card with roses.Take care Jane B.

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  10. Good morning Christina, what a lovely card, the roses look so real. Your ability to colour is excellent, and the scattered pearls also look stunning and no one would know why they are placed there. X Ros

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  11. I know you are thinking the old saying of "she's wet the bed" up and about so early, well it's not true, I just forgot to close my window a little last night, so the birds have woken me. I hope you have sunshine as clear as we have today. X Ros

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  12. Beautiful soft colors.Love this card.

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  13. Beautiful card and the colouring is super ,colouring is one of my downfalls.
    Marion H

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  14. hi Christina
    Love the embossing folder, and how you've coloured the flowers with the pencils. Lovely lovely card.

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  15. I subscribe to this magazine and I tried out my folder yesterday. What a lovely deep emboss it gives, I really think its amazing for a freebie. Your colouring really brings it to life, very pretty! Pat x

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  16. What a lovely card. Love the roses

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  17. The card is beautiful and so is the coloring.

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  18. Hi Christina, a beautiful card. Love the colours.

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  19. Morning Christina,
    Love your gorgeous card, such delicate colouring,
    Lydia
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  20. I hadn't tried my SN pencils on parchment or vellum. I will be sure to do it soon! Thank you.

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  21. Hi Christina,
    What a lovely embossing folder and a good idea colouring idea too, the roses are so lifelike too. Fantastic card.
    Di B. x

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  22. This is beautiful!!! Love the coloring! TFS!

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  23. Good Morning Christina :) Ohhhhhh what a soft, sweet, gentle card this morning. I love it! Soooo pretty. Soooo feminine. You are so gifted and talented Dear Lady. Thank you so much for sharing. Another beautiful start to my day. Enjoy your day. Big Hugs.

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  24. Hi Christina
    A very different card from your usual style, but i love it. Might even buy the magazine.
    Margaret xxx

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  25. Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Love, love the card, Christina. It's a beauty
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

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  27. Hi Christina

    I like your card today, so much better than yesterdays, it looks absolutely lovely. The parchment is a really good idea, especially the way that you have used it. Overall a very pretty card.

    Best wishes
    Joan

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  28. very pretty as usual. you color so well and choose great colors.

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  29. I hadn't thought of adding paper to my "transparent" paper so it won't crack. Is this parchment paper. Lol. Got a "texture boutique" machine for my 8 and 10 year old grand daughters for 1\2 price. Showing them how to texture cards. They are so excited. Thank you for todays post. Very nice card,

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  30. What a lovely card you made with your freebie. Your colouring is beautiful, I do love to colour with my pencils. Dianne

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  31. What a lovely card Christina, and a great embossing folder for a free gift. Thank you for the tip on the parchment, I have been trying to emboss parchment before and it split so was wondering how to go about it, and now I know. xxxx

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  32. Beautiful card Christina. Must give this a try as I have the pencils. Thanks for the tip about embossing parchment as well. Must look out for this magazine as I like the look of that embossing folder. Thanks for showing it today

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  33. Beautiful card Christina and such pretty colours

    Anne

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  34. Now this is a GORGEOUS card....soooo soft and - I can almost smell it from here they look so real! Thanks for sharing! Love that embossing folder!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  35. Beauitful soft colouring, love it especially the touch of pearls

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  36. A superb card Christina, would never have thought to do thus with the embossing folder, guess what I picked up this mag today, so wallah, I am going to give it a try....luv Ursula xxx

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