Festive and chic

Good morning! Emily here with you today with a pair of chic and festive ladies (and a gent!). The fashionable figures in the Born Classy and Haute Wedding Dress sets are SO much fun to color, and I’ve colored them and one of the gents from Plus One using two different techniques to create a pair of haute holiday cards! Let’s get started on the details!

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For my first card, I wanted to create a stunning figure surrounded by swirling snowflakes and color. What’s more festive than red and gold? I started by heat embossing the lovely lady from Born Classy, holding a glass of champagne, using gold embossing powder. I watercolored her with my Zig markers, adding a liberal amount of Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the draped portion of her dress. It kind of moved the color around, mottling my shading, but it made it look a little like tulle. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself. 🙂 I fussy cut the image instead of using the coordinating dies, because I had attached the champagne glass to her hand already.

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For the background, I simply blended two different shades of red, Red Sangria and Valentine Red concentrating the darker shade in a swirling motion across the card, leaving some areas a little lighter to add some highlighting to the central figure on the front of the card. After I had finished ink blending, I added a bunch of snowflakes from Crystal Flurries and some dots from Holiday Confetti using Delicata Gold ink, taking care to follow the swirl I had created with my ink blending. I heat embossed some of the same snowflakes using gold glitter embossing powder, then used the same embossing powder to add my sentiment from Born Classy. I popped up the lovely lady in red in the center of the card using dimensional adhesive.

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For my next project, I wanted to showcase the beautiful gown from Haute Wedding Dress. It’s such a classic silhouette that I think it could be used for other occasions than just a wedding… in my mind’s eye, I saw it as a beautiful emerald ball gown, perfect for a holiday soiree, complete with a handsome date. I stamped the beautiful lady and her date with black ink onto kraft cardstock, then used my Prismacolor pencils to color them. I die cut both figures using the coordinating dies, then turned to the card base.

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I needed a larger canvas than just a typical A2 in order to proportionally accommodate the dashing couple, so I cut a 5×7 white card base. I wanted something festive for the background, and thought the Brushed Merry and Holiday Confetti sets would easily accomplish that. I stamped the greeting from Brushed Merry and heat embossed it in silver, then stamped the confetti in the corners using Deep Sapphire ink. The couple was popped up with dimensional adhesive.

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And there you have it! A pair of chic, festive holiday cards with multiple techniques on each card… not exactly the best for mass production, but pretty nonetheless. I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and they jumpstart some ideas for your own holiday projects! Have a fantastic day, friends!

Pink goes to Paris

Hello Everyone!  It’s LauraJane.  This past week I have been playing with the Born Classy stamp and Die sets. Yes, it was reminiscent of the many hours playing with Fashion Plates, without the frustration of pencil rubbings gone wrong:)) Since we are full swing into the coloring Challenge with Kathy @thedailymarker, I wanted to give coloring hair a try. BOY do I ever admire those that can color with natural looking highlights!

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I did go back with the Flamingo Pink Ziggy to add some shading to the Feathers in her dress.:))

There we have it…Playtime with LauraJane:)

Hope you are inspired to create something you LOVE too!

Hugs,

LauraJane:)

 

 

 

You are fabulous! (Haute Stacks)

Hello, everyone! It’s Jenny here taking over the blog today. Hope you are having a wonderful week! I would love to share a beautiful shaker card I created using our Haute Stacks stamp set, “fabulous” word die, lots of gorgeous sequins, gold foil adhesive paper, and glitter tape!

Here is the card!

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  • I started the card by stamping  the larger haute stack image in our Noir Dye ink on a A2 sized Arches cold press watercolor paper.  I colored the image and the background with Peerless Watercolors (Lip Smackin’ Pink, Bubble Gum, Blush Rose Pink, and Mixed Berry) and distress inks (Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose). I also splattered Gansai Tambi Starry Colors (Champagne gold and White gold) and let it dry completely.
  • I layer stamped the peony and leaves images using The Ton Couture Color inks. The colors I used are: Orchid Collection, Peony Collection, and Ruby Collection for the peonies. I used Crystal Garden Collection for the leaves. The 3 different shades in each of these fabulous Ink collections go so well together! After layer stamping all the peonies and the leaves, I fussy cut them out.
  • I die cut a black frame and adhered rose color glitter tape from our sample pack all to add some sparkle! I love our glitter tapes and you can see I use them quite often on my projects. I adhered acetate and foam tape on the back to turn the frame into a shaker frame.
  • I filled the shaker frame with Rose Gold Mirror Ball Couture Mix, Burnt Caramel sequins, Creamy Toffee sequins, Cabernet sequins, Dulce sequins, Glass Slippers sequins, and Pink Petal Flora sequins. I think they are so lovely mixed all together! I closed up the shaker with the haute stack watercolored panel and adhered the shaker on a black card base.
  • I die cut the word “fabulous” on our Matte Gold Adhesive Foil paper. I removed the backing and adhered it on the middle of the card. Using the adhesive paper makes it so much easier to adhere delicate word dies on the projects!
  • I adhered the layer stamped peonies and the leaves on 2 corners of the card. On the top left corner, I also added gold embroidery thread and the sentiment from our Basic Labels. I finished the card off by adding some sequins.

 

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That all for today! Thank you for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

hugs,

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Hello Fabulous Shoe Wardrobe

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Hi everyone – today, I’m sharing a fabulous shoe wardrobe card!  Lately, I’ve been sharing a lot of florals and watercoloring so I thought I’d change it up with this fashion themed card that requires only stamping (and a tiny bit of coloring).

First, I started off by stamping five frames from our Vintage Frames set in versamark ink.  Then I heat embossed the frames with our new Rose Gold embossing powder (available for order on 5/24/2016).

Next I stamped the shelves in a deep chocolate brown dye ink which will be included in our Summer 2016 ink release (stay tuned!).  Then I stamped all the fabulous shoes on the shelves to create a picture perfect fashion print themed card.  The shoes (Shoe Wardrobe Solid, Shoe Wardrobe 2d. Ed. Solid, Shoe Wardrobe 2d. Ed. Outline) were stamped in the following inks: Noir Dye, Deep Sapphire Dye, Warm Hazelnut Dye, Caviar Hybrid (Copic Friendly), Aspen Cocoa Dye, Deep Emerald Dye, Grand Fuchsia Dye and Light Onyx Dye.

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Then I stamped all the frame elements (I love that little deer head!) within the frames with our Noir and Hollywood Star Dye inks.  Next I stamped the sentiment from our Basic Labels set in our crisp Noir ink.

Lastly,  I created mirror for my center frame using our new Silver Foil Adhesive Paper (fabulous!).

There was a lot of stamping involved in this card but it was a nice departure from all the watercoloring I’ve been doing the last few weeks. Hope you all enjoyed today’s post and video!  See you next time!

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