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Tuesday 15 February 2022

Treats on Tuesday with Christine - La gâterie du mardi avec Christine

Hi Everyone, it's Christine here with a quick and easy way to make cards. I recently played along with a challenge which asked to used Faux Cloisonné. Cloisonné is decorative work in which enamel, glass or gem stones are separated by flattened pieces of wire placed edgeways on a metal backing.

Faux Cloisonné uses Embossing powder and pieces of Magazines or in my case a flyer which came through the door. I've attached the link to YouTube so you can see how it's done.

For my first card I used this pizza flyer and stamped the image of the poppies on the pizza then cut out just the flower heads. I did a little background stamping on a piece of white card then stamped the image in versamark and heat embossed in Platinum embossing powder and then used the flower heads from the pizza flyer.

I'm going to wait to put the sentiment on as this card could be used for a number of occasions.

For my second card I used some Designer Paper (DP) which looks like alcohol inks, I forgot to take the picture before I cut it out. This DP is great you get the effect without the cost of buying Alcohol inks.

Again I did a little background stamping but really wanted to keep both cards Clean and Simple.

Christine Alexander - DT Magenta


Produits Magenta utilisés:
Magenta products used:

Graceful Poppies 

Bloom Crescent 

Old Script 


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful desings and so interesting what you used. xx

Mac Mable said...

Both cards are beautiful and love the striking flowers and the fun technique x.

Trina P. said...

Wonderful cards. Fun technique… so clever to use a pizza flyer for your first card.

Bonnie said...

What gorgeous poppies so amazingly done in faux cloisonné! I love the way the patterned paper colors this lovely crescent of blooms!

My Next Chapter said...

I love your cards. This looks like a fun technique - thanks for sharing it.

nwilliams6 said...

Gorgeous flowers, Christine. I love the technique and the look. Thanks for sharing. I want that flower image!!!! Hugz