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Thursday, 16 February 2012

A New Stamp!

I've been on a bit of a clothes-buying spree lately, so I've been trying not to spend on crafting goodies, but failing pretty dismally. (I needed the clothes - I'm sick of wearing things that just look done!) Anyway, one of my purchases is a gorgeous stamp from Crafty Individuals which I simply fell in love with. Unfortunately, I didn't have any Kling on or Ez mount, so I had to stick it directly to a rock-a-block and I think that compromised the quality a little. (I've had to order some because when I walked to Hobbycraft today, they'd run out.)

Anyway, undeterred, I stamped the image in Versamark and added some Perfect Pearl.
I've used three colours of Perfect Pearls - a gold, a bronze, and a turquoise, matting the result on some textured bronze card and then on some turquoise. The background was made in a similar fashion, although the stamps here are Hero Arts clear stamps. And all I added to complete the card was some gold ribbon!

I'll have another go at this style of card once I've got some sponge mount on the stamp - I suspect that some of the fine detail will be clearer, although I'm not too unhappy with how it did here.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafter's Companion where anything goes,
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop where anything goes (with ribbon),
Sparkles Forum where they want things with wings,
Truly Scrumptious where they want 'all creatures great and small',
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges where anything goes,
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge where they want no designer paper,
Simon Says Stamp where anything goes,
Robyn's Fetish where they want square card,
C.R.A.F.T where they want no designer paper.

12 comments:

Nancy Wethington said...

I think your stamping looks wonderful! This is a beautiful stamp and I love how you used the Perfect Pearls. It's just perfect.

Dora said...

Wow this is really beautiful Josephine, I love the style of this card, very elegant... me always stick the stamps directly onto the blocks woops, just trying to save some monies!

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful card!

Thank you for joining in the fun with us at SMC with our
"Things with Wings" challenge

Hope you will join us again soon & good luck in the draw

Hugs Shaz x

Sassy Cheryl said...

WOW! This is beautiful! Love the colors and style.
Thanks for playing in the No Design Papers challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

Scrapcat 1 said...

Oh i can see why you needed this stamp it looks wonderful and I love the background you have made too!

Donna Ellis said...

Your new stamp is beautiful, Josephine! The Perfect Pearls really enhance the shading and coloring on your card. I image it is REALLY gorgeous in person. The gold ribbon sets the card off just right! TFS

Sarah said...

Very pretty card!

Thanks for joining us at the Pretty LIttle Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Hannelie said...

Very elegant card , Josephine!
Thanks for playing with us at Robyns Fetish!
Hannelie

Marina said...

Elegantly presented - the perfect pearls give it a classicly luxurious look, like something you'd see in a stately home.

Pat said...

What a stunning card! I love the rich colors...and the embossed images. Brilliant! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

Linda said...

Such a Regal looking Card! Beautiful!!

Thanks for playing along this month at Sparkles!!

Hugs,

Linda xx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Nice work. Thanks for joining the Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge.

Wendy -x-

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