Friday, 29 February 2008

I Am Woman

There’s another great dare over at the Daring Cardmakers blog and it’s the lovely Lythan’s turn to challenge us this week.

As its coming up to Mothers day in the UK here’s a chance to make a card that celebrates women and girls. So I’d like to see a card with at least one feminine image on it. And that's it for rules really.
Apart from this one.
And it is sneaky.
No Tildas, Sugar Nellies or Bellas please. I love them all. But there are loads of great challenges out there using them so for this challenge you can give them a well earned rest!

The No Tilda’s rule wasn’t such a problem for me because apart from the few images that I stamped when Lythan came over to play a few weeks ago, I don’t have any. What I did have though is a lovely set of clear stamps that I brought at Ally Pally last year. Unfortunately I’ve lost the packaging and now have no idea who they are made by but the set consisted of a ladies head and shoulders, a bag, a shoe, some scroll things and a couple of greetings.

My card was inspired by a project in this months Craft Stamper magazine where they used Alcohol Inks to make a background on glossy card and then stamp the image onto it and cut parts of it out and stick them over the top of another image.

The components used were:-

Cream Card Blank – Craft Creations
Patterned Papers – Sarabook’s Emerald Pad – Hot Off The Press
Green Textured Card – DCWV Neutrals
Letter Background Rubber Stamp – Penny Black
Lady Rubber Stamp and Greeting - Unknown
Inks – Black StazOn
Alcohol Inks – Oregano & Stream – Adirondack
Textile Texture Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Ribbon and Brads – My Stash


Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is absolutely brilliant. Gorgeous design. Awesome.

ink'n'rubba said...

Beautiful. I was just looking at the embossed background and wondering if I could get a similar effect with metallic rubbons as I don't have alcohol inks, the effect and shimmer look fabulous on your card.

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous elegant card. :)


Judy said...

Beautiful card - gorgeous colours and the image is just so elegant!
Judy NZ

debby4000 said...

Stunning card, love the colours.

Fabrizio said...

Thanks Sue for the lovely comment on my blog. Your card is stunning ! All the elements go so well together ! Beautiful...

Jackie said...

Hi Sue, thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.
I love your card.........the lady stamp is very classy :)

Angelnorth said...

Gorgeous Sue! I love the blue/green tones and the 'random' pieces of textile texture embossed card - gorgeous effect overall!

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card, I love the image and the embossed deatil

Kathy said...

I loved this as soon as I saw it Sue. It just oozes elegance

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sue - so wonderfully elegant.