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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

RSS Challenge 3

Here is my card for the latest Ready Steady Stamp challenge. The ingredients this week were:

Metal Embellishment
Cuttlewax technique

At first I thought I was going to have to give this one a miss as I was pretty sure I wouldn't have any cork. Then I remembered the old cork coaster on my bedside table....managed to punch a little heart from it! I had to think about the wax paper, had a good look through my kitchen cupboard and voila! I knew the wax paper discs which came with an ancient burger press I never use would come in useful one day (well, no, didn't really think that, but come in useful they did!).

Anyway, back to the card itself....I used various Cuttlebug folders (about 10!!!!!) to make the wax patterns and once ready I inked the papers with various red and blue inks before stamping the Paper Artsy Eiffel Tower several times, cutting out and layering the images. I have no idea where the can-can girls stamp is from but the wings behind the clock face hanging from the Tim H idea-ology chain are part of an angel stamp and the lace stamp is by Kodomo (I used red spray inks on the paper first before stamping with black Versafine).

The red cardstock shape with the tower image was die cut with a Nesabilities label in the Cuttlebug. The swirly bird stamp in the background is by Stampin Up and I used a Castaway inkpad on plain red cardstock to create the bleached image. You can just about spot the cork heart on the layered label bottom left. I used an white gel ink pen to make the dots on the red labels. That's about it really, just finished it off by threading some red grossgrain ribbon through punched holes down the inner right hand side of my blue card base and added a dotty bow, or is it a butterfly?


IsaNorris said...

Beautiful card !! thanks for playing with RSS. Glad you enjoyed it

chris f said...

I think this is lovely Denise, and why not red and blue? I particulalrly like your can-can ladies!

Willy said...

Beautiful card!

Corina said...

Love the bolder take!!

Anesha said...

Super card. Anesha

Zoechaos said...

Pow red and blue what an exciting combination making a thrilling card.

Spyder said...

Great card!


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