The main image is stamped onto watercolour paper with black archival ink and coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils and a water brush. Lace edge stamps are stamped in versamark onto coloured card before heat-embossing in gold, then cutting with the matching Spellbinders die. Two are made in black and two in red. The main image is matted onto red card and the lace borders adhered with Pinflair glue for some added dimension, overlapping the outer lace borders. The pinflair needs some time to try, so set it aside for half an hour before matting again onto gold and black card.
"Bow, button and stickpins"
My bessie mate Lee gave me these fabulous Oriental looking beads and I turned them into a pair of stickpins, picking the colours to go with the rest of the card. They are fixed behind the bow with some Pinflair (I use a big blob to cover the pointy end of the pins and keep them safe), and another blob of Pinflair is used to fix the button in front of the bow. This button had a shank that was removed with a pair of wire cutters so it would sit flat.
Justrite stamp sets: Songbird, Classic Art Deco Lace Edges One, Large Fancy Sentiments
Dies: Spellbinders Classic Edges One
Ink pads: Ranger Archival Jet Black, Versamark clear
Colouring: Derwent Inktense Pencils, 24 set & detail water brush
Embossing powders: Stampendous Pirate Gold, Stampendous Clear Detail
Cardstock: red 300gsm, black 300gsm, gold 300gsm
Ribbon, button & handmade stickpins
Adhesives: Pinflair dimensional glue, PVA, Glossy Accents
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Justrite Friday Sketch Challenge 94
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OK then, here are two others I made in different colourways using the same design :-)
This is actually the first one I made, using just the Derwent "Willow" colouring and Sepia archival ink pad for stamping. It gives a really soft, vintage look. The gorgeous brown / gold ribbon came from my local craft shop. I diecut a label with the sentiment for this one, but in the other two cards the sentiment is stamped straight onto the background. I prefer the simpler design.
I thought this fuchsia and pretty blue colour scheme would work well for a teenage girl, but it also happens to be the colour scheme my mil loves best (hello Martha!). Have a lovely, Sunny day everyone :-)