Saturday 29 November 2014

meltpot time!

Yes yes yes! I have played with my meltpot for the first time. Yes Hels finally I got it out of it's packaging.

I made this card for my friend's 60th birthday. 
I started with a manila size 8 tag that I inked using evergreen bough, faded jeans and weathered wood distress ink. i used most techniques learnt at Hels's workshops so if you want to know how please visit her blog here.

I flicked some picket fence stain at the tag using a brush.
I made the flower using the big die from the tattered flower and the same paper that can be seen on background. I also cut some foliage from the new sizzlit dies.
Then out came the meltpot and the clear UTEE and I glazed teh flower and foliage.

The ribbon is american seam binding that was dyed using evergreen bough and faded jeans distress inks. i tied a messy bow with it.
Then i made the little tag and stamped the sentiment in hydrangea archival and embossed in crystal embossing powder.

I mounted it on the same paper as I made flower from and used a remnant of the ribbon I had left. 
As a finishing touch I added some white enamel dots over tag.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sunday stamper - love (made with a lot of love, and loving the meltpot)
TTCRD - anything goes


  1. Smashing card Theresa, beautiful colours too x

    1. thank you Jane. you know I always gravitate towards blue xx

  2. Fantastic Theresa long has your meltpot been unwrapped xx glad you finally got it out

    1. i've had my meltpot for well over 18 months. finally .... xx

  3. Hurrah and thrice! You used your Pot!!! GO YOU! What a gorgeous creation... love your flower... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  4. This is stunning, Theresa! Love the sparkle and shine. I really want to thank you for entering our "Anything Goes" challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week and I hope we're going to see you playing again soon. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  5. Well done Theresa, wonderful you will be addicted to from now on. xxxx

  6. Gorgeous card Theresa, so very pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx