Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Riot of Detail (marker -embossed faux scallop & jewelery findings)

Hi Gals & Guys,

Sorry it's been so long since I posted. I'll be back to my ol' self soon--for better or for worse! ;0). I've just been so migrainey and trying to catch up on loads of homework. Had fun with this one. The scallop on it is made using my very first Amuse stamp (holy amazing quality batman!)

The faux scallop was made by:

1) Stamping on the edge of the card (with Fancy Borders the clear stamp make it easy but you could use SU's All Scallops)
2) Adding paper-piercer faux stitches
3) Colouring the scallop in with a Chocolate Chip stamp'n'write marker (twice for richness)
4) Embossing over the marker (Yup, that works!) It was Charles's idea last week then today I got my SU demo mag with that very idea in it. He should work for them! ;0)

Don't have a Cuttlebug? Texturize with the Crimper!
After I watercoloured the main image the paper was all woobley (technical term), instead of ditching it, I ran it through my Crimper. Et Voila! No more wooble. I rarely use that crimper, but I will use it more now because it adds interest super fast.

A while back I bought some jewlery findings on ebay. They were SO inexpensive and after a couple of tries with my trusty pliers I think I have the hang of them. Here I've used two linked together with some wire to attach the tag

Jewelery findings add bling without caching
& The crimper is cheaper than a cuttlebug!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Amazing to Zany, Riot of Petals, Amuse Fancy Borders Cardstock: Certain Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky, Vellum & Chocolate Chip for tag) Inks: Chocolate Chi, Tempting Turquoise, Certain Celery Accessories: retired SU organza, jewelery findings (ebay), silver wire, eyelet (SU fresh favourites), brads, paper piercer, Chocoalte Chip marker, clear e.p., Celery SU glitter adhered with a quickie glue pen.

Thanks for reading, and I promise to be back (blogging and commenting) SOON!


ScrapMomOf2 said...

GORGEOUS card! Love the jewelry findings on the card. Hhhmmm, my crimper . . . I should "rediscover" it! I haven't used it in quite some time!

Catherine said...

This is beautiful! I need to get reaquainted with my crimper, too!

Margaret McDonald said...

better or worse, etcetc. eh??!!

Bonnie said...

Hey, I don't have a crimper! What's that all about?? Greata looking card Mel! Hope you are 100%soon!!

Cathrine StClair said...

This is a lovely card - great details!

Kim Etherington said...

Beautifully light and springy coloured card. Whatever happened to me getting random cards in the mail? ;o)

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Check your mailbox Kimmy!

;0) Mel