The Play Date Cafe

Monday, 24 May 2010

Every Woman is a Star

I made this card over the weekend and although it is primarily for a friend's birthday, I am also entering it into the Stamp Something - 2 of something challenge.
The stamps I have used here are from a great set by Non Sequitur and I coloured the lady image with Promarkers.
I used 2 types of ribbon and 2 pieces of Coredinations cardstock. The gold ribbon was recycled from a gift and the gorgeous multicoloured sari ribbon is from Paddy's Stamping Place. I really love the rich colours and got a huge skein of ribbon for not a lot of money....perfect!
The deep turquoise card stock was embossed using the paisley Cuttlebug folder, then sanded and highlighted with Ranger Perfect Pearls in Gold. The mat behind the image was simply torn from gold coloured Coredinations and sponged with Stazon Pumpkin ink. I used a brush to apply the same Stazon ink shade plus Nick Bantok Rose Madder to my base card before stamping the sentiment in Stazon Teal. The wording at the top of the card was finished with a coating of Ranger Sepia Accents.
Finally, although it does not show up well in the scan, I have also used gilding flakes at the top of my card and above the stamped stars. I hope my friend manages to look at this without her shades as it is rather vibrant....I do love colour though!


craftimamma said...

The colours may be vibrant but are absolutely perfect for the image and design. I love the gold leafing and the texture created by the embossing.

All in all, a beautiful card which I'm sure your friend will love and display proudly.

Lesley Xx

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

So bold and bright! Brilliant coloring! Thanks for playing along at Stamp Something!

Janna :)

Anesha said...

Beautiful piece, love the colours and textures. Anesha

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Great project! Love the cheerful colors and the textures. Thanks for sharing your work at Stamp Something! Hope to see you back again next week! :)

Beryl said...

A lovely colourful card and a fab image. The ribbon detail is a brilliant touch.
Beryl xx

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW!!! This is so bold and funky! Love the colours you've used and the use of fibres!!!