Sunday, March 9, 2014

Mackintosh Beauty


MACKINTOSH BEAUTY

I fell in love with the Mackintosh stamps sold by Chocolate Baroque the minute I saw them at Paper Creations by Shirley and Miranda's 'Mir'acle Art In Inspiration. I found you can order them in the US HERE. She didn't have all I wanted, so I shopped at Chocolate Baroque in the UK. The shipping was quick and here I am with my first card!  I chose to start with Mackintosh Beauty.

IMAGES:
  1. Stamped lady on white cardstock and 2 of the roses on stems with Golden Glitz twice (once on white cardstock and once on a white leftover envelope for the new envelope!  ;-)  Embossed main image on back with stylus Painted with twinks and highlighted areas with Spica Atyou Pink pen, Brown Fine Sharpie pen and Golden Rod glitter glue.  The roses on stems were painted with twinks and cut out and highlighted too.
CARD FRONT BACKGROUND:
  1. Stamped CAC Dotted Argyle with Memento Bamboo Leaves on white cardstock.
  2. Used largest Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles for white cardstock die cut and stencil for Dotted Argyle as shown.  I used the Palette knife on the right, shown below, to release the die by placing it under the inside rim and gently moving it toward the outside of the die.  It works like a charm. Mounted to a piece of Green cardstock.
STENCILED AREAS:
  1. I trimmed the Fancy Frames template as shown with the black lines along the corner areas.  It made it easier for me to tape to the corners of my cardstock.  I chose to stencil the pink area on shown on the stencil.
  2. Taped it to one corner of the stenciled Dotted Argyle.
  3. Used my Palette Knife to put a bit of Viva Pearl Modeling Cream in an empty H2O jar. Matched Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid ink with my Twinkling H2O color Cherry Sorbet. Put 3 drops in the cream and stirred until mixed.
  4. Used removable tape for stencil on each corner.  Used the pointed palette knife on left below to detail stencil where shown above.
LEFT - MODELING CREAM/RIGHT - LOOSEN DIE CUT
INSIDE CARD

INSIDE CARD AND ENVY:
  1. LEFT SIDE:  Die cut on the left is same as front but Dotted Swiss cardstock, followed by next die cut of Dotted Argyle, followed by next die cut in white cardstock.  Used the left The roses on stems on cardstock was mounted as shown.  Stenciled flourish again on corner of die cut. Used Golden Rod glitter to embellish.
  2. RIGHT SIDE:  Stenciled 4 corners on right-hand side.  Added left overs from largest die cut for edges and trimmed as shown.  Embellished with glitter glue.
  3. ENVELOPE:  Added a piece of left-over Dotted Argyle to corner of envy, added roses on stems, and embellished with glitter glue.
That's all for today.  Back soon and thanks for stopping by to look and share!!


 Shirley
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37 comments:

Benzi said...

Shirley, your card is beautiful. I love the image and the stenciled background is a winner with me. What pretty roses, too, and always a lovely envelope.

Crafting Queen said...

Such a beautiful card! The colours are perfect.

Valerie Nolan said...

Stunning card Shirley, beautiful stamps. Love how you give us so much detail on how you created your card :o)
Val x

Barbara R. said...

Beautiful card Shirley! Such attention to detail. I am so glad you post such explicit details and show us what supplies you used. So glad you are back stamping with us.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Shirley, your card is stunning ! Love your details. The Mackintosh Beauty set is a beauty and your artwork with her is amazing. I'm pinning this over at CB's Pinterest board :) Have a great day, Shirleyxx

Conniecrafter said...

She is just lovely and that is such a pretty background you stenciled for her too, lovely framing like the added ribbon and pretty decorating of the envelope!

Donna Ellis said...

could this be any prettier, Shirley? I think not. Love how you used the pieces to create a frame on the inside. Your rose is a beauty! Thank you for showing another way of using the Brilliance reinkers! Lovely layers and papers, too. Your Lady is just gorgeous, too, with the white allowing the pink and green to show up like that! hugs, de

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Shirley, WOW, wow, wow, what a stunning piece of art! TFS! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Marie-Louise said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the stamp. Fantastic.

Beth Norman said...

What a beautiful card. I subscribed to C.B. blog so I've seen a lot of this stamp. Thank you for the link to the U.S. company. They really have a boatload of goodies. As always, I love how you don't forget about your insides of your cards or the envelopes. You really have an eye for detail Shirley.

*Vicki* said...

Such a beautiful creation Shirley! Love the image with the gorgeous stenciling details! :) Thanks for sharing! Hugs - *Vicki*

Beth said...

stunning GF and your coloring makes her dress look 3-D your cards are always pure eye candy my friend....BEAUTIFUL.

Diane said...

Gorgeous card Shirley...wow, I can see why you liked these stamps, they are beautiful...and a beautiful job of coloring as well!!

Beebeebabs said...

Wow Shirley absolutely stunning!!!

Barbara Bruder said...

Shirley what a absolutely gorgeous card.Love that stamped image and she is a "beauty".Love how you have woven the ribbon in the border too.

Shona said...

GORGEOUS !! She is lovely, and your b'ground is perfect! I love how you are finishing the insides and envelopes to match your beautiful cards.
I'm also a big fan of the(other) Shirley, but silly me, I got inspired to buy the ink sprays. I guess I should have bought some of the stamps she uses instead. You made the most gorgeous card, and I just made a big MESS! LOL

April said...

Gorgeous card! I love the image and how you wove the ribbon around the frame! Love it!

redwasher1 said...

Shirley, your card is amazing!! So beautiful!!!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness, Shirley--this is just gorgeous!

Marisa Job said...

What a gorgeous card!! Love how you laced ribbon through the frame!! Great instructions too!!

Olga said...

So much to love on this card, the layout, the die cuts, that gorgeous images, the ribbon treatment, on & on, I love it!!!!

Lee-Anne said...

Shirley, the detail and colors are incredible! Your cards should be framed as art work!

Katie said...

This is beautiful! Love this card front, the wonderful stamped image, the background stamp, and the glitter and corner details. Really neat idea for using modeling paste, love how it turned out! Great job. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Ann said...

Beautiful with the ribbon laced through the card! Shirley, you had mentioned liking Twinkling H2O's on my site; in case you weren't already aware of this; Dion Dior teaches some wonderful classes on working with these watercolors. I've taken a few of her classes and am in Twinkling H2O's now. :0)

Tracy said...

Oh my this is very beautiful.
I do hope you are well Shirley. Thank you for stopping by.
Have a lovely weekend x

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- I am a lover of Pink first off....so you know I am just in LOVE with this card- and then the beautiful image and the fab die- you always make me say WOW- but this was a many WOW- loving everything about this card!~!!

MaryH said...

This is beyond AWESOME! Love the way you've used the CaC background on this, and very interested in reading about the embossing paste colored with the twinks. Also very much liked the stencil detail you highlighted in that rectangle die. Really showed off the beauty of this intricate die. That is a lovely stamp, which you've turned into a beautiful card. The inside is just as lovely. Whomever receives this is in for a rare treat & very lucky! TFS - Hugs and Happy wkend.

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, Good to see you blogging again :D You've made a brilliant start with your new stamps, fab card here :D xx

Sue Lelli said...

GORGEOUS inside and out, Shirley! Also LOVE your threaded ribbon and the envelope! So much FAB detail in on card!

Anne Temple said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is a beauty, Shirely! Love the ribbon treatment. The background is beautiful as well as your design.

Curt in Indy said...

I'm totally blown away, not only with the front of the card, but wit the inside as well (as I've looked through your posts to the first of the year, I noticed that you've done the inside so beautifully on most of your cards). Simply gorgeous. These are wonderful images, and the amount of detail you put into this makes it an undeniable work of art. Well done! Thank you too, for your kind comments for me. You are certainly a very sweet lady, and I so appreciated that you took the time to do so. I hope you are well. Hugs, Curt

Cibele Glazer said...

Beautiful card and I love the image you used. Great details as always!

Phree said...

What a beautiful card! :)

Tammi said...

Wow, elegant and gorgeous! You always make such pretty and unique cards, love them! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) Nice to catch up on yours again. ~hugs

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh my goodness she is super gorgeous. I love that image, I can see why you fell in love with it. The rose on the envelope is priceless. What a beautiful set you have created that anyone would love to receive!
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Donna B. said...

She is a beauty Shirley!! Shame on your for introducing me to new stamps and placed to spend my money!! LOL!! I see why you fell in love with her. I love how you used the stencils and the ribbon for accents!

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