Friday, 18 May 2012

A Card for a Queen at The Stampman

Evening Everyone,
Today saw the start of a new challenge over at The Stampman where Sue is looking for a Card Fit for a Queen.
Well I finally managed to get my card finished this morning just in time for the main challenge to go live, but this is the first opportunity I have had to pop it on my blog.
The main image on the card is Stampendous CRW059 Cling Love Crest which I have stamped using a versamark ink pad and then Gold embossed.
I then cut it out using a Grand Nestie before adding Distress Inks Seedless Preserves and  Gathered Twigs.
I'm afraid that for some reason the close up photos make it look a completely different colour.
I painted the leaves and flowers with bleach before colouring with more Seedless Preserve and Bundled Sage ink.
Once I had finished colouring I spritzed the entire panel with a little water to give a mottled effect.
The main card has been randomly stamped and gold embossed using Stampendous CRP136 Cling Blossom Spray and then sponged with Seedless Preserve distress ink. I also painted the images and added a hand stitched border with a fine black pen.
'Queen' has been added using die cut letters which Jill the lovely Stamplady gave me. I have covered them in Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel. 
I stamped and embossed the Crown on to a scrap of card and added it using silicon after I had cut it out. I also added plenty of tiny pearls.
I added some Stardust pen to the ribbon and Clear Gelly Roll glaze to the L.
I am really pleased with how it all worked out.
I hope that you will join us with your projects HERE and that you will check out what the rest of the Design Team have come up with.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend.
I am back to the Craft Room. My mind is buzzing with ideas but I am having trouble translating them into anything that even remotely resembles a card.
Perhaps I would be better having a break from it except that I will be teaching tomorrow afternoon at Davina's and then I have a family get together on Sunday so that is most of my weekend gone.
Oh well.
Hugs Kimx


  1. The gold on this is absolutely striking...I had to keep looking at all the detail! Gorgeous color as well!

  2. There you go with the detail again. This is one of my favourites from the DT 'serving suggestions' for this challenge. Time to have a go too me thinks...
    Thanks for sharing your talent, hugs, Buttons x

  3. Such a gorgeous card Kim, I love the design, the colours, the stamps and the overall effect you have created.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. very impressive! I really love what you have done with the stamp.


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