.... 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!
- Deborah Frings
- Northville, Michigan, United States
- I'm married to my best friend, Jonathan, and he's very supportive, or should that be tolerant, of my crafting addiction!!! We have two wonderful children, Ben and Kathryn. I am blessed with a loving family and am surrounded by friends, both virtual and real-life. I believe in life-long learning and graduated a couple of years ago with a BSc in Chemistry. If I'm not in my craft room making cards, then you might find me reading, taking photos, or simply being with the family.