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Hard to believe, the last Saturday of May, did this month go quickly for you too? Summer just around the corner now, my favourite season. Sun and warmth and of course travel for some. How about a trip to the Eiffel Tower? Ok, maybe not but
This card is for the Sketch Challenge this week on SUDSOL, and again I am using Chic Boutique, the set that won't get put away till I make five cards with it.I love this DSP, Beyond the Garden, and I have layered it with on a thin strip of Whisper White and then Melon Mambo. I stamped the bird cage onto Whisper White with Versamark and then embossed it using Gold Embossing powder then coloured the bird with my Melon Mambo marker and the leaves and perch with Wild Wasabi marker. I rounded the opposite corners on both the image panel and the Melon Mambo mat, popped it up with dimensionals and Voila, we are done!
And here is the second card I made from this set. I stamped the dress forms with Basic Black onto Water colour paper. Because I don't have all my stamp pads with me, I used my markers and scribbled a bit onto one of our Clear Blocks and then used my Aquapainter to pick up the ink and colour in the images. The DSP is from Beyond the Garden from the Summer Mini,
Aren't they gorgeous and they coordinate with our Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango cardstocks.
Those stamps sets we fell in love with in the Idea Book & Catalogue or a mini, and then they sit on our shelf, neglected. Chic Boutique is one of my neglected stamp sets, so my goal is to make five cards with it before I can put it away. Hmmm,don't worry, I will split up the posts, here is the first one,
I have used DSP from Springtime Vintage, a lovely pack of paper from the Occasions Mini that I am going to miss, it has such wonderful patterns. Don't you love the font on the sentiment, that is from a Sale-a-bration set that if you missed getting, sorry, it is now retired.
Retiform or grid technique. This technique also used Glossy Cardstock as inks dry slower on this cardstock giving you some working time. Stamp your image with a permanent ink like Stazon and then using scrap paper, mask and sponge on a color. Then mask your sponging and sponge on a second color. End up sponging on a third color if desired.
is one of the In Colors for this year and I think I am starting to like it after six months. It definitely adds a richness to your card. I like to use it with Pretty in Pink to soften it a bit.
The bird cage from Chic Boutique is embossed with Gold embossing powder and it has just a bit of coloring using my Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede markers and the bird, it has to be bright, Crushed Curry! Now when you use such a dark color I find that you really need to put a writing area on the inside so I used Whisper White and stamped flowers with Rich Razzleberry.
wondered why certain sets appeal to you? This was one of those sets for me. I am not a dressmaker, I have never been to Paris nor have the desire to go (involves flying on a airplane for too many hours and my French-je ne sais pas), I certainly would not climb a tower like that (heights no thank you) I don't have a bird but I just love this set Chic Boutique.
Here are the stamps that come with the set
Even the swirly frame thing is nice.
So here is the card that I made and I used Orange which again is not a "ME" color.
The dress forms were stamped on Very Vanilla and again on Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, cut out and attached on the forms to give more dimension. This was then matted with Melon Mambo and then more of the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, more Melon Mambo and then the Very Vanilla Cardbase. The result a bright cheerful card.