Thursday, 19 April 2012

Always in Style

Hi Bloggers,

Today I have another card to share with you made with the Creative Expressions Stylish Ladies Stamp Set.

I stamped the lady from the stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured her in with Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks. There's a very good article in Craft Stamper Magazine this month which shows you how to blend with the inks. I used Marigold and Umber from the Autumn Shades Set for the skin, Blue Lace for the fan (from the Soft Velvet Set), Blue Cotton for the dress (also from the Soft Velvet Set). I added some Pearl Shine (from the Metallics set) to the edges of the fan and on the feather in her hair. I finished off by adding a little Rich Gold (also from the Metallics Set) to the bangle on her wrist. I carefully cut her out using scissors.

I cut a large Romantic Rectangle out of white card. At the emboss stage I added the Polka Dot Mask. (Remember to keep the cutting edge of the die away from your mask when doing this.) I inked around the edges with Faded Jeans Distress Ink and Cut & Dry Foam while still in the die.

For the background, I ran some white card through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Elegance Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern. I edged the background with Faded Jeans.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using the Jet Black Archival and embossed with the clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two and inked with Faded Jeans while still in the die.

I cut some leaves from cobalt and white card using the Spellbinders Foliage Die Set. I made a flower using Spellbinders Spiral Blossom Three. I added a pearl bead to the centre of it.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Summer Blue around the edges.

Hope you like the card.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. This is fantastic card ,love the colour I am a blue colour girl .Melanie

  2. Pretty card Julia, love all the detailing and embossing. Hugs, Claire x

  3. what a gorgeous card .. the details are so intricate lovely :))

  4. Thanks for the link to this one Julia, its beautiful

    I love the flowers and leaves at the corner

    Sue xxx


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