Thursday, September 4, 2008

All Ready For Christmas

Lottie, by Impression-Obsession was stamped with Stazon Timber Brown on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb cover cardstock and painted with Twinkling H2O's Warm Pecan, Rubilite, Black Orchid, Moss Green, Sweet Alfalfa, Natural Linen, Pink Crocus. The faux pearls in her hair and on her neck and arm ribbons are Rangers White Opal Liquid Pearls.

The green matte behind Lottie and the cardfront is Stardream Fairway text weight paper. The BG paper on the top half is Neenah Paper Classic Craft Natural Super Smooth 80 lb. cardstock that was embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile Texture folder, and then a Mica Magic Regal Red ink pad was lightly dragged across the top embossed area. The Regal Red was also used on the edges of the cardstock behind Lottie. The paper on the bottom is half of the cardfront is Curious Ice Gold text weight paper that was scored on Scor-Pal every 1/2" using a Copic At You Spica Olive Glitter pen.
Blushy 4 This is embarrassing. I can't remember where I saw the Scor-Pal technique. I think it was on video. If it was you, please email me privately so I can give you credit. Lyn from Arty Aspirations just let me know it was Mel Stampz blog and here is where I saw it. Thanks, Lyn, for the memory!!!

The corners were punched with an SU Ticket Corner Punch. The Pearls are Mark Richards Crystal Stickers Elements 3mm pearls. The snowflake is Cuttlebug Snowflake #2 Die and was cut from White scrap cardstock (thinking Green) and painted with Twinkling H20 Black Orchid.
The iridescent ribbon is May Arts and is a beautiful polyester blend of a Deep Pink and Moss Green. In one light it looks mainly Deep Pink and if you turn it you see mainly Moss Green. I love it and it doesn't wrinkle ever. The Stick Pen was made using a JoAnn Sew Essential Pearlized Leaf Straight Pin. They are not found online, but can be purchased in the area stores. They come with 6 different colors and 6 of each color in a pack for $1.49 plus tax. (all of this information was given to me by Kathie MaGuire and you can see how she used the pin here. The pearls and glass heart are Czech glass beads bought at hobby stores or EBay. I used Glossy Accents squeezed into the end of the pearl on the bottom to attach it to the sharp part of the pin.

Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look.

 

 Shirley

 

29 comments:

Shelly said...

Love the image and vintage feel with the textile embossing folder in the background!

The Rubber Maid said...

I love this Lottie girl, she is a beautiful girl and you did her justice with your card. Very lovely with that old fashioned elegance. Pat

Lyn S said...

Really beautiful card Shirley!!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

This is gorgeous! I love the texture that the EF brought to it and then you coloring it add so much. Very nicely done...

Ann said...

Wow! This card is a beauty! First of all, Lottie is so striking. I was drawn to her image immediately. That ribbon is gorgeous, and I LOVE the ink on the Cuttlebug layer. Wonderful work! :D

Atty said...

Very pretty card. Like the Victorian look. Love all your details.
Wanted to also say thanks for stopping by and posting to my card. I am from Country Blessings Blog, (the countryrose).
Donna

The Country Rose said...

Oh Wow Shirley!! This is just stunning and so unique!! Beautiful image, beautiful card- as always :).

Barb

Susan (rainy) said...

Gorgeous vintage! Love the embossed and scored background. Love this card.

Suzanne C said...

I love the details! The hat pin. Pearl drops, CB background. Beautiful card!

Stacy said...

Shirley, this is a drop-dead GORGEOUS card! I love the whole thing, but that sort-of Victorian ceiling tile look of the embossed background highlighted in red ... yeah, it's just perfect. You are so talented, girl!

Wanda H said...

Shirley, this card is so gorgeous!!! I have got to go to Joanne's :-))

Orion Designs said...

What a lovely card Shirley!

Vicki

Connie Paxman said...

My goodness this should be in a frame..and love the stamp..But I especially think the cuttlebug piece is very interesting..
Blown out of the water with this one..
TFS
connie paxman

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, LOVE this!!! I'm in awe ... I'm a huge fan of vintage and you've really nailed the look!

And I must find some of those kewl straight/stick pin thingies; what a perfect finishing touch!

~Hugs!

Etha said...

Wow she is pretty! I always get dizzy reading all your supplies and my mind wanders through my craft room where to find them LOL... love the pearls! Love how you did the background on the stamped panel, very cool.

stampqueen said...

Very elegant!!! Love it!!! I haven't done much blurfing lately, but can try to cathc up a little now that the kids are in school.

LadyDoc said...

Shirley- GREAT card and, as always, GREAT directions on how you did it.

Your blog is SOOOOO informational- thanks!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous vintage image in a fabulous vintage setting! Love that hat pin!

Ret said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Shirley!! You are onto Christmas cards and I'm thinking....oh that gal is so efficient!! Your work is always so gorgeous, Shirl! You're a gem!
Ret

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Thanks for visiting my site and leaving such wonderful comments. I love your blog and would love to add you to my blogroll if that's okay with you.
This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the Lottie Girl image and your coloring of it! Love that stick pin. The ribbon sounds fabulous! Don't you wish the camera could pick those things? TFS

Amanda McIlhatton said...

How elegant Shirley! Beautifully coloured and that cuttlebugged bg turned out like beautiful Victorian wallpaper. I've been making stick pins and hat pins recently and never thought of a bead on the sharp end.!!!

Marie Cramp said...

Your projects are lovely! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Marie

Cheryl said...

Shirley I have to agree this is beautiful! I really want one of those ScorPals.

Mel M. M. M. said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning. I love how your different gorgeous techniques all come together with colour. Simply stunning! It's SO cool how it looks like a portrait on a vintage wallscape too. Sheer Brilliance! :O) mel P.s. Thanks so much for the link love. No need to be embarrassed there's a gazillion versions of techniques out there!

Christine (Craftling) said...

Goodness, Shirley!! This is stunning! Very 'Gone With The Wind'.

Love it!

Chris xx

Leslie Miller said...

What a fabulous vintage Christmas card! I love the pearls in her hair. You did such a perfect job of getting your color on the embossing, too. I can never get it to come out that good.

Maria Matter said...

Shirley, this is so beautiful! I like the added color on the embossing!
Blessings, Maria

Belas Creating Place said...

Shirley...this is stunning..I love the card. I have never seen such a beautiful detailed stamp and you made is a peice of art in your card. Gorgeous!!!!

Bela

SparkofWhimsy said...

Shirley,

This is beautiful. Especially the detail you put into it. I love the finishing touches. Especially the hatpin!

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