Friday, 7 September 2012

Challenge at The Stampman

Hello All
I hope that you are having a great Friday, and that Blogger is playing the game and has published this for me without incident.
(Amended to read - It helps if you don't try and shedule a post in Draft, I'll learn one day lol)
I am going to have to rely on him quite a bit over the next couple of weeks as I will be away from my craft room and I'm not even sure if I will have access to my laptop at all!!
Today sees the start of another new challenge at The Stampman - Summer Sizzlers - Use hot colours!
I seem to be in real Resist mode at the moment and this card came to me as I was serving at work. It's amazing what you can jot on the back of a receipt in between customers lol.
I stamped and embossed Stampendous CRP147-R Butterfly Post onto glossy card stock using Onyx Black Versafine ink and clear embossing powder.
Next I masked the image and stamped Artemio Clear set - Hedgerow Plants across the entire piece of card using Versamark ink.
Remove the main mask, add a circular mask in the corner of the image and sponge the entire panel with Distress Ink Pads - Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door.
Remove the circular mask, replace the main one and ink the Hedgerow Plants using the same distress inks with the addition of Crushed Olive.
When you have finished stamping the images, remove the mask and emboss using clear embossing powder.
Trim the panel to fit a large white card and add a strip of torn vellum stamped and embossed with Happy Birthday from Woodware Clear Magic JGCL560 Just to Say.
I added some brads and ink to the edge of the vellum along with the  butterfly which I had stamped and embossed onto white cardstock and coloured with the same inks.
I attached it with silicon to add a little dimension to the project.
I also added some Card Candi and a little Glossy Accents.
I hope that you like it and that you will feel inspired to enter our challenge HERE with a Summer Sizzler of your own.
Have a great weekend, lets hope that it remains sunny for a few more days.
Hugs Kimx


  1. This is definitely another wow card Kim, I love it. Gorgeous colours, lovely stamps, and I love the strip of vellum, so effective.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Jo x

  2. GORGEOUS card! It looks like fire! I also used these colors!

  3. Gorgeous sizzling creation, great theme. XOXO Zoe

  4. What a fab card Kim. Loving the layering and your use of techniques as ever. So you. Hugs, Buttons x

  5. Lovely colours and really fab design. Anne :)

  6. This is such a lovely card and I've seen in IRL!!! Gorgeous colours and exquisite stamping!

    It was great meeting you on Sunday and I look forward to meeting again soon - not sure when and where, but I'm sure we'll think of something!
    Big hugs, Asia xxx

  7. Fab card! Very fitting for the nice hot weather we had over the weekend! The bright colours are wonderful!

  8. Fantastically beautiful... that glowing disc of sun is gorgeous within that sunset sky background! Love the hedgerow stamp silhouettes, and embossed butterfly postcard - just fab! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Alison x


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