Thursday, 15 March 2012

Birthday wishes ....

.... Are sent today to Lisa - my colleague on the CR84FN Design Team.  Obviously, I used the colours from CR84FN50 to make Lisa's card - and it's amazing how different these colours are depending on which is the main colour!!

I've gone for a feminine/steampunk look - at least that's what I think it is!  I started by stamping some flourishes and lace patterns directly onto the card base in Versamark and then heat embossing with clear powder.  I used Mustard Seed to add some colour to the card and allow the embossed images to show through - I love the vibrancy of this colour.  Then I randomly stamped some images using the same ink - looks so much darker when stamped directly!  I cut a pretty mat from some Designer paper, added some colour and a few more randomly stamped images and edged the mat with just a touch of colour.  I stamped the dress onto white card and then stamped the lace pattern, in Versamark, over the top.  Once embossed I cut out the dress and then added colour with Distress inks - the dress look like it's made of coloured lace - just the effect I wanted.  Finally, I made a birthday greeting using the smallest matching die.

Happy Birthday Lisa - hope you're having a great day!

Stamps:  Kanban - All Occasions, Vivienne, Jasper; Waltzingmouse - Eat Cake
Inks: Distress - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed; Versafine - Onyx Black
Spellbinders:  Labels Ten (S5-022) # 1 & 5
Accessories:  Papermania - Bookprint DP; Clear embossing powder, card from stash

Here's a close up of the dress - you can really see the lace detail - it's so pretty.  And here are the colours to this week's CR84FN challenge - there's still plenty of time for you to join in the fun!

That's all for now.  See you soon.

Just a note to let you know that this is a scheduled post - prepared ages ago!


  1. I am sure Lisa with love her card...a lovely image and great colours


  2. This is beautiful Deborah, that dress form is divine! Beautiful embossing, and inking, a gorgeous card!

  3. The laciness is so effective on the dress & you're right about the difference that a predominant colour makes in the whole composition - great fun experimenting.
    Paula (PEP)
    Thinking of you & hope you're having a reasonable journey.

  4. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes and beautiful card Deb! So pretty in IRL too! Beautiful SpringPunk card!

  5. I love the lacy embossing on the card Deb - it really brings the dress to life. Good luck with the journey and I hope you settle in quickly. You must all be so excited. I bet you won't mss our British weather!
    Carol x

  6. This is fab Deborah! I really like the collage style.

  7. Wow... Quite an unusual mix of stamps and colours but it works so well, great card :0)
    Jenny x

  8. Hi Deborah, How are you doing? I love your card. I always like dressform stamps or diecuts. Colors are awesome, I will enter mine soon. Just wanted to say you "Hi". I took long break so just started card making again.
    Keep in touch.


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and check out my creations. I'd love to hear from you. Deborah x

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