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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Card for Suse - Wednesday Stamper Challenge

A lovely lady, Suse, from our Chrysalis Form is having health problems right now so I made her this card. I really enjoyed the entire process, it was relaxing.
This is the front. The stamp is one of my favourites and I also know is one of Suse's favs too. I mounted stamped & embossed the design before gently sponging on the inks. I used a soft cloth to buff up the embossing & get traces of the distress inks from it. The flower is Prima Artful Collage from one of my Studio Calico scrap kits. The black dots are from a Damask Set by Kelly Panacci I bought last month as a big treat for clearing my credit card bill.
The inside.
The stamp in black & butterscotch inks part of the Venaissance set by Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen.

The back & behind the front panel

I made all the panels with distress inks & sprayed them all with Perfect Pearls to give some shimmer. I then stamped & embossed them with one of my favourite Crafty Individuals Stamps. Ink colours; Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw.
Clear embossing pad & gold powder. I used a gold krylon pen around all the edges. The front edge is cut with my corner rounder to create scallops. I love craft Stamper magazine & in particular my favourite pages every month were Rachel Jacksons' Fancy folds. (Cards folded differently) The feature ended but whenever she makes anything in the magazine she often uses novel ideas for finishing off her artwork, so I pinched this folded idea. You might see another one next weekend as I have made a silver, blue & purple one for a 30th birthday & I have used a border punch on that one not my corner rounder!

I saw that the Wednesday Stamper theme this week was Dream so I have entered my card. I haven't participated in any challenges for nearly a year as I had a new job & a lot of new stuff to learn to enable me to do the job, but I have been in my job nearly a year now, where has the time gone!!!!

18 comments:

penibear said...

Gorgeous card Paula, I love that Dream stamp too.

Chris said...

This is beautiful. The colours are gorgeous. Suse will love it.

alcoholinky said...

that's a beautiful card Paula. you've obviously put lots of creative thought into it. I bet Suse will love it.

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

What a pretty card you've created Pauline, the fold is so unique and the embossing is great(I used the same stamp, like that whole series :), you've blended your colors so beautifully too! So glad you were able to play in the challenge!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Paula ~ apologies, I know you're not Pauline. I couldn't sleep, it's still the wee hours here :)

toscania-art-life said...

Great work Paula. Love it.

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous. great layout and colours

Greensleeves said...

Most beautiful work, Paula! elegant and inspired!

Audrey said...

fantastic card Paula - what a lot of work, it really is lovely!

LiveArt said...

This is such a beautiful card!! lovely colours and wonderful stamps!!

Love it!!!

Linda

Pearl said...

fabulosity , Paula ! I have just discovered I can stamp after doing 13 layouts in 48 hrs for a challenge which needed some stamping ! lol

Christiane said...

oh my, stunning work, paula!! :)

Meikoningin said...

Gorgeous ! Those colours are just stunning :D Excellent description too :)

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I love all the folds and different elements of this Paula. Beautiful colours too.

Marjolein said...

Oh my gosh.....this is just gorgeous Paula!!

One4Joy said...

what a stunning card, all the way around! Love your choice of colors!

Amy said...

cool papers and patterns...Cute Pinkie the piggie too!

Yogi said...

very nicely done. Love your color scheme. Very nice stamps too. Yes that is a nice fold for the card. I also try to use different folds rather than the traditional side fold. adds interest