Friday, 17 February 2012

Big & Blue

Hi Bloggers.

I'm back from holiday today so my Amazon Store is open again.

Today I'm sharing this card with you. It's a rather large card - almost A4 size. The Foundations papers from Creative Expressions were added to the show towards the end of my sample making so his card features them in a big way!

First I ran a piece of Foundations Paper through the Grand Calibur with the Swirls Mask. I ran it through twice to get the length - when doing this remember to hang the already embossed bit outside the plates. I went over the whole thing with Paris Trunk Fountain Blue Dye Ink to make it pop a little. You can see it a bit better in this close-up.

I stamped the image from the Beautiful Ladies stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured the image with Paris Trunk Dye Ink Pads - Stone and Black for the hair, Blotter for the leaves and Parchment for the skin. I coloured the remainder with Classic Cobalt and Fountain Blue. I added some Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent Mica Powder to the Classic Cobalt for the flowers, necklace and dress. I added Cosmic Shimmer Tropic Blue Mica Powder to Fountain Blue for the outline.

I stamped the sentiment from the Simply Sentiments stamp set again with the Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I edged the panel with Classic Cobalt.

Remember Tea Bag Folding? I used to do loads of that - no so much anymore. The Foundations Papers are ideal for Tea Bag Folding especially the spotty ones. I cut 8 x 2" squares and made my rosette. I inked all around the edges with the Classic Cobalt Ink. I also inked up a Creative Expressions Wooden Button. I added some clear embossing powder and heat set it. I added a bow of Baker's Twine to the button and secured it to my rosette with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I assembled the card as shown and added some pearl swirls using Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Teal.

Thanks for stopping by.


1 comment:

  1. WOW stunning card Julia - love the colours and that teabag flower is just amazing. Hugs, Claire x


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