Okay, so, first up is Miss Marie and I like to give credit where credit is due whenever I get inspiration. And I got so much of it that you might even call it a CASE. I saw this card online designed by Carol Gill for a challenge blog named Crafting From the Heart:
Marie Antoinette digital stamp (which I've grown to really like), printed her on my LaserJet, diecut her with a Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges Nestie and colored the background (leaving the embossed edge white) and her with (believe it or not) my Zig Writer pigment markers. Except for her skin - Copics for that. Then I brushed some gold Smooch Glitz on the background all shabby-like, adhered the vintage lace from my stash to the back, and went to work setting the Creative Impressions flat-back pearls bling. Ended up using a dot of Tombow Mono Aqua blue and it made an annoying job less hellish. (I'm developing a bit of an obsession for that stuff. Tip doesn't clog and delivers tiny dots or lines, and gives a few seconds of move time before grabbing hold, dries clear and is cheap. What's not to like for paper elements and light objects? I'm still a Scor-Tape and tape runner girl for paper layering) I then added some Heidi Swapp crystal crown bling to her up-do.
I loved making this card and how it turned out, and I'm entering it in The Stamping Boutique challenge with pleasure!
I love Stella and colored 3 digital stamps of her, all with my alcohol markers. On the card front of this birthday card, I used an unknown patterned paper scrap from my Black Hole of Stash for the background, and then cut some Memorybox Echo cardstock with a Spellbinders Label 8 Nestie die. I cut Stella down to a rectangle, rounded the corners and colored the background yellow (there's also yellow in the background paper), I matted her on the Nestie and popped the sentiment, diecut with a My Favorite Things jumbo fishtail banner stax die. I Stickled the top of her margarita glass in gold and added some clear gelpen to her eyeglasses.
Wow, I may need to change this blog's name to the Short Story Blog, huh? lol Thanks for hanging in there and for your visit and comment as well. May your week be all you need it to be! xoxo