So I'm still working on inking up new stamps and using them for new card designs, As mentioned in my previous post. I've even been working on a stamp catalogue so it is easier to figure out what stamps I have without having to look through every single package. It actually helped a lot with this project... when I was looking for the greeting to use on this card.
I actually looked up some challenges and made a card that would work for 3 different challenges!!!
Kraftin' Kimmie - A Trio of Embellishments
Altered Alice - We're All Mad Here, So Anything Goes!!!
Simon Says Stamp - Let's Get Paper Piecing
I started by inking up the Red Queen from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and colored her with copic markers (E0000, 000, 01, 02, 21, 23, 25 - R20, 22, 24, 27, 29 - N0, 1, 3 & BG0000) and then added a few touches with memento marker rhubarb stalk and stardust pens clear star & red star. I have been trying to use my red copics more as I need to practice with them. I usually make a mess with them and have to start over. This one turned out OK, so I was quite happy. I decided to paper piece the decorative strip on her skirt and her crown. I used patterned paper from the "swoon" line by Little Yellow Bicycle.
I cut mats out in black and red and then decided to use more patterned paper from the LYB "swoon" paper pack for the background. The paper had sort of a wall paper feel to it with a nice white trim at the bottom but looked kind of plain at the top. I added a little detail with memento London fog ink and a swirl stamp from the basic grey "flourish corners" stamp set. I cut (cricut - George & basic shapes cartridge) hearts out of the same patterned paper I used on her dress. The "Love" & "Forever" stamps are from Crafty Secrets stamp sets "mini memories" & "Cherish" the "you" stamp is from the Technique Tuesday "talking in circles" stamp set. I colored the rhinestones with copic R89.
I used 3 hearts and rhinestones in groupings of three for the "trio challenge", but I usually do groupings of three - I just think it looks more balance that way. I love paper piecing - see my Kraftin' Kimmie challenge card from a couple of weeks ago. I really like how she looks like she is about to step through an archway or perhaps the looking glass!
Well I guess that's it for this post. I hope to be back with another card in a day or two. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend everyone!