Thursday, 6 December 2012

New Year's Party Invite

New Year's Party Invite by Neil Burley
Of course, we've all made our Christmas cards and got them posted... so it's time for the next card making challenge - New Year's Party Invites! Inspiration comes when you least expect it, and in this case, in less than glamorous surroundings... I saw a glass wall at a public convenience (I think in a shopping mall, may be Stratford Westfield Centre, London, pic below) and for some reason thought I'd recreate it with embossing powders!

Here's how to make the card:

You will need:
   WOW! Clear Ultra High
   WOW! Metallic Brass Regular
   WOW! Ebony Primary Regular
   WOW! Bark Primary Regular
   WOW! Girl's Night Out Special Edition Embossing Glitters
   An empty embossing powder jar
   A blank white ATC
   WOW! Embossing Pen
   Black and clear embossing ink pads
   Heat gun

  1. Mix a couple of teaspoons of WOW! Metallic Brass with a generous pinch of WOW! Ebony and a generous pinch of WOW! Bark. This forms the base layer for the ATC background and tries to get the flecks in the metallic background seen in the inspiration pic.
  2. Using the clear embossing ink, cover the ATC with ink, and then cover with the mix above, tap off the excess and heat set. Allow to cool.
  3. Repeat (double embossed).
  4. Now cover again with clear embossing ink, and this time heat emboss with WOW! Clear Gloss Ultra High. The large granules will sink into the previous layers and start building up a speckled effect. Allow to cool completely, and repeat (fourth layer in total). Set aside to cool.
  5. Stamp a pair of glasses in black embossing ink, and emboss with WOW! Clear Gloss Ultra High.
  6. Colour in the area where the champers would be with the WOW! Embossing Pen and heat emboss with the 'Campari & Soda' embossing glitter from the WOW! Girl's Night Out set.
  7. Colour in the area where the bubbles are with the WOW! Embossing Pen and heat emboss with the 'Bling Bling' embossing glitter from the same set.
  8. Ink over the whole 'glass' including foot with the WOW! Embossing Pen and then heat emboss with a final layer of WOW! Clear Gloss Ultra High.
  9. Stamp the text with either embossing ink and heat emboss with WOW! Metallic Brass.
Close up of the backgroundThe inspirational glass wall
Here's to another year of wonderful WOW! Embossing! Cheers!

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  1. Lovely invite Neil - though I did smile when I read where your inspiration came from.

  2. Hallo Neil,
    Deine Inspiration sieht Klasse aus, der Champanger sprudelt so richtig schön aus den Gläsern hervor, und Du hast es ganz toll erklärt wie Du vorgegangen bist.
    Meine Karte für die Dezember Challenge ist schon in Arbeit.
    Liebe Grüße Carmen

    1. I look forward to seeing your card :) Thanks for your comments :)


  3. Lovely invite Neil - if I received one like this I'd definately accept :)

  4. Wow Neil...this simply is WOW!!! I love how you got inspired!!! Would really love to use these powders.


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