Leftover images and bits ….

Wow, what a mess on my desk! After a week of playing with neon inks and embossing powder, there were lots of bits and pieces left on my desk. Some fell together.

Here’s what happened:

(Background squares by Hero Arts; all other stamps from Close To My Heart. Purple embossing powder from American Crafts. Stores stamped in VersaFine black from Tsukineko.)

And some leftover pieces from Core’dinations. Here’s the mess:

And a card:

(Sentiment from Stampin’ Up) And a close-up:

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More Fashionista

In my last post, I played with the Fashionista set from Close to My Heart.

In this trio, I went for simplicity. I stamped one of the models on white cardstock using VersaFine black ink, layered her and added her to a premade card (from a pack I found on clearance!). But I wanted a pop of color — red. Check her out:

To create the red dress and bag I stamped her again, this time using VersaMark clear ink and red embossing powder from Judikins (it was the purest red I had and it was just perfect!). I then cut out the red embossed dress and bag and ran them through my “Baby X,” my small Xyron sticker maker:

So easy! I just peeled and stuck the dress and bag in place. I made two more cards using this technique, each time adding another element … a piece of red ribbon here:

… and a Spellbinder’s border here:

Fashionista was a fun set to use and I can’t wait for these gals to hit my card runway again!

As always, thanks for stopping by.

Oh So Chic… the Fashionista!

I needed a fun card to send to a fashion-forward young woman … and this Fashionista set from Close to My Heart fit the bill like haute couture on a model!

My mojo is slow. Sometimes it takes me a while to get started, so I often need to play around with images in seemingly random fashion and see where they take me. I started by stamping (on scrap cardstock)  three of the four female images in the set using olive, sunset and lagoon inks from CTMH:

I paired the image and sentiment with a Basic Grey paper (Lucille) and added touches of Ranger Crystal Stickles to strategic points. Fun!

But you know me… since I had the stamps out, I couldn’t stop at just one card. While I was stamping off the ink in the process of cleaning my stamps, I noticed how cool they looked in the faded second impression on my scrap paper (seen on the right side):

So I stamped the images again, then without reinking, re-stamped on another piece of folded cardstock. Here’s the first impression:

And the second impression, made without reinking:

Fast, fun, fashionilicious!

Did I stop there? Nooooooooooooo…. see more in my next posting!