Thursday, 14 August 2008

Glenda's Stampbord Challenge


Oh boy! Two posts in one evening. I didn't think I would have time to enter Glenda Waterworth's challenge for some lovely new bird stamp sets from her company Elusive Images as I have had a very hectic two weeks - Mum's 80th Birthday, my Son's Wedding and visitors staying over. Then I remembered a card I made a little while ago using her products and Stampbord - what better combination can you think of?
The base card is obviously pale blue and after stamping a border of peacock feathers from the Elusive Images Peacock Glory Themeplate I then attached a piece of backing paper printed from an Artylicious CD (sorry can't remember which one without going through them but they're all fabulous). I traced over quite a lot of the printed design with Sakura clear Stardust pen. I then used masking tape to hold nine 1" Stampbord squares together whilst I used various ink pads (Encore and Versacolor I think) to create a background. Over this I stamped the large peacock feather square from the same themeplate as before using black StazOn and used a scratchtool to pick out the areas I wanted to highlight and lastly I used Gold Ecoline Liquid Watercolour to brush over specific areas. When everything was dry I removed the masking tape and placed the squares onto two layers of Glimmer Misted backing card (one with dark blues and one with pale) leaving a small space between each tile and narrow borders round the outside before adding this to the card.
To complete the card I added two strips of navy twill ribbon down the left hand side, added a double knot of gold ribbon to one strip and (shame on me) peeloffs to the other.
I think this card would be quite appropriate for a man. Hope you like it.

7 comments:

artylicious said...

YUM-MEEE! Thanks for entering the competition, that's a beautiful card! The glitz really shows up well on the close up. Well done you!

Glenda

Deby said...

Gorgeous card , how on earth did you manage to capture the glimmer so well ? please tell x

Deby xx

Jenny, said...

Wow love this card, well done.
Glad you like the swap... don't always find out who get the swaps you send in, so thanks for that xx

Phree said...

Oh this is just so beautiful! I love it.

Norma said...

Gorgeous card, good luck with the competition.

Norma

Janeyc49 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, well done you :)

Janet x

Happy Daze said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said this is just beautiful, great colouring and scratching on the stamp board, lovely.

Moira