Monday, July 25, 2011

Stampin' Up! Bliss and I create a Young Adult Birthday card

Hi guys, I wasn't going to post this until tomorrow, but it was a little earlier than I thought, so I will post it before heading to bed...I wanted to create a card that would be perfect for a young lady turning 18 or 21, and this is what I came up with... I must be in a monochromatic phase at the moment, as here is another one....
The purple piece started life out as a piece of Perfect Plum, but with a whole bunch of sponging of Elegant Eggplant, I don't think it looks Plum any more... I have sponged the background piece, then with my white shimmer paint mixed with a little bit of rubbing alcohol, I have created a shimmer spray, I heat set that then stamped the splatter from French Foliage on it in Elegant Eggplant. I then stamped the flourish from Sale-a-bration set Bliss in Basic Grey and highlighted some of the swirls using a silver gel pen. I have stamped and embossed this butterfly, which is from Grant Archival in silver and popped him using dimensionals. The sentiment is from Basic Phrases and is on a piece of Perfect Plum that has had the edges sponged as well. This was all mounted on to a piece of Basic Grey and three little rhinestones finish this off...
I based this card loosely on the Just Add Ink Sketch, below. This card turned out very very different to how I first imagined it... But I like it nonetheless. 
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

5 comments:

Annmaree (Emu) said...

oooh LOVE this look, the background looks neat and distressed love the stamps and the butterfly with the sentiment banner!!!

Jane said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour, the shimmer paint works really well.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

I love how you have highlighted the flourish stamps. Thanks for joining in with the JAI sketch challenge this week.

Christine Blain said...

This is a beautiful card, Jess.

inkeverywhere said...

Very effective the way you have used the colours and hightlights. Chantell