The card below is was used for the January Card Lottery for Stampers of England YahooGroup. The theme was a comforting cup of hot cocoa, tea or coffee. The stamps used were the same, except that I also threw in a border stamped image from Close to My Heart.
In the photos, you again can see this is the same card, shot in natural light and halogen light.
The halogen light actually brings out the warmth of the colors and the pearlescent embossing powder in the java stamp. But it also makes it difficult to read the stamp.
I skipped the final step of this TJ technique, which suggested ironing off the embossed image, which would have left a matte white flourish image. I still don't own a craft iron, and I didn't feel like pulling out my creaky old ironing board!! The background is not supposed to be shiny.
Speaking of the Stampers of England, we are currently looking for new members to join our friendly and cozy group. If you are interested, please click on the YahooGroups purple button in the upper right-hand corner of this blogspot. Or, you can link to our homepage:
We have regular activities and art swaps, and our group is supportive, friendly and inspirational. If you live in England and love to stamp or paper craft, we'd love to have you join us.