Saturday, November 14, 2009

Getting Ready

For Christmas. I chose Leigh Hannan's Ice Skate Stockings from Impression-Obsession for my main image. I say main because I used Cover-a-Card™ stamps CC002 - Swirls and CC008 - Thick and Thin to create my background.

1. The skates were stamped with StazOn Jet Black on Neenah cardstock. They were painted with Twinkling H2O's Garnet+Rubilite, Olive Vine, Sweet Alfalfa, Moss Green, Royal Satin, and Solar Gold. For the tops of the stockings I used White Fun Flock on the left and Shimmerz Blingz Gold glimmer. I cut the image out to mount.
2. I ran largest Labels 4 die through my Cuttlebug, and then embossed with the Heart Dotted Swiss from Cuttlebug Love Language set. Then I embossed the edges with the die. The edge was painted with Twinks Solar Gold. The bow is a triple bow done with the Bow-Easy.
3. The background was created with IO's Mega Mount™, and Cover-a-Card™ CC002 - Swirls and CC008 - Thick and Thin. The Swirls stamp was inked with VersaMark, stamped on Neenah cardstock, Clear Embossing Powder was applied, and it was heated with a heat gun. Then the Thick and Thin stamp was inked with Classic Old Olive and stamped over the Swirls. (*TIP - A Kleenex was used to blot he plastic embossing that couldn't absorb the ink.) It was trimmed to 4.25"X5.5". (If you want to see how the Mega Mount is used, take a look HERE.)
4. I save pieces left from die cuts that I think would make great frames. The one you see above is a leftover from the Spellbinders Frameabilities Scalloped Frames. I really like the way it looks. It was mounted on top of the background. For the stitches I used a new stencil Doodle Dots from The Crafters Workshop and an SU Old Olive marker. I found the greatest selection and prices for the stencil HERE. I've done business with her before. I was enabled after seeing another one of Sue's gorgeous cards, at Sue's Stamping World, HERE. Her latest card is just so elegant too.
5. The image was mounted on the white die cut using 3D pop dots. That was mounted on the background.
Supplies:

  • Stamps - IO - Ice Skate Stockings and IO Cover-a-Cards™ - CC002 - Swirls and CC008 - Thick and Thin
  • Inks - StazOn Jet Black, VersaMark, SU Old Olive or Adirondack Pesto, Twinkling H2O's Garnet+Rubilite, Olive Vine, Sweet Alfalfa, Moss Green, Royal Satin, Solar Gold and Shimmerz Blingz Gold Glimmer
  • Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
  • Accessories - Mega Mount™, Clear Embossing Powder, Niji Waterbrush, White Fun Flock, Mark Richards 2 and 3mm pearls and 2mm clear rhinestone stickers, Glossy Accents, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four, Remnant from Spellbinders Frameabilities Scalloped Frames, Crafter's Workshop Doodle Dots Stencil, Michael's Ribbon, Bow-Easy, Jolee's Snowflakes - Dimensional Stickers
Thanks for stopping by to look and share. Off to finish some cards!!!
LOLOL

 

 Shirley

 

22 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my goodness! Shirley, this is just beautiful!! I love your stocking and the perfect looking bow above them!! Stunning!! HUGS

Cindy Haffner said...

Very pretty Shirley, those stocking are marvelous.

Maria Matter said...

This is so lovely Shirley...it's all the little touches you add that make your creations so special!!!
Incredible!!!!

Enjoy your weekend!
Blessings, Maria

Connie Paxman said...

Shirley...shirley love this card..above all cards..I really appreciate how you so tediously list all the products..
TFS
connie paxman

Jackie K said...

Another work of art. I could look at this card all day!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the stockings with skates. I didn't realize they were skates because there was so much loveliness to look at! The background is beautiful and love how you framed with the cut out!

Beth said...

OMG Shirley you just amaze me more and more with each of your cards this my friend is a real beauty love every little detail of this.

Cheryl said...

Shirley this is simply stunning. Your details are wonderful.

Oxana said...

Hei Shirley! Very pretty card!
Hugs Oxana

catdidit said...

What a fun stamp! Love the colors you have used too and the background you created!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shirley,

Gorgeous card and I like the ice skate image... Love Denise

Stamping Cafe said...

How beautiful is this! Love the yummy colors!

Melisa Waldorf said...

I LOVE this image!! The H2O's are so bold and colorful. Great background and scallop border is just perfect!!

Sharon said...

This card is so pretty. I especially love the background-it is beautiful!

Elena said...

This card is so beautiful! I am amazed on all the delicate work you have done to it!

Helena said...

Hi! I just had to pop by and say thank you for all the lovely messages and support you've been leaving me. Thanks so much!
I have been so busy, I haven't been able to look at my own blogs let alone anyone elses!!!

I love your cards =)

I'm afraid Christmas is just not in my mind at all right now! It feels like it's another 6 months away! So I'm afraid I have even BOUGHT lots of cards to send (ducks as other crafters read this and shriek) LOL!

Deborah March said...

Oh my GOSH...what SPECTACULAR eye candy you've created here lady...WOW!!!

Tammi said...

Oh wow Shirley, always so much work and detail in your cards, this is so pretty!

Summerthyme Studio said...

I really like that image and the DP that you have behind it is just perfect!

Vicki

Anne said...

Oh, love this! The stockings dangling from the bow, the elegant background, just superb

Stamp and Smile said...

Fantastic eye for detail and such an adorable card! You amaze me Shirley with your talent... TFS! SMILES :)

Anesha said...

Another super card, really lovely. anesha

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