A big Congrats to Roberta, the newest Featured Stamper (FS359)! She has such a wonderful gallery! I chose THIS beautiful card to case. I kept the large oval and shaving cream background, but I used different image, different colors and made mine a Christmas card.
On my card today, I’m using this really wonderful candle image. I just love it! I thought it would look really nice w/ an opening behind it and the stained glass stamped on top. Logically, the stained glass should show thru the glass of the Hurricane lamp, but y’all will have to overlook that one. It was getting late and that was a bit too much to do. Especially since I already did a special “into the window” treatment. It’s a lot like “out of the box” but it goes into the cut out instead of out of it. After stamping the image, I lightly penciled in the shape of the oval opening I wanted to die cut. Then I cut around the parts that I needed to have on top of the die to keep from cutting them off and I inserted the oval die as shown.
It’s just a rough cut around the candle now…I’ll trim it after I die cut the oval.
This is how it looks with the bottom of the die inserted under the bottom of the image. All ready to die cut now.
Die cutting and embossing all finished! Now I’ll trim it and color the image. The stained glass image was gold embossed on a piece of dk purple shaving cream background I made ages ago. I liked the contrast of the dk purple behind the candle. The greeting was stamped below and my finished card is 4.25 x 5.50. These are the Copics I used to color it.
Congrats again, Roberta! Enjoy your week and Merry Christmas to all! Thanks so much for stopping by!
|Stamps: DRS Designs –Holly Hurricane, Stained Glass Oval, Christmas Words Edger
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Tsukineko ultimate metallic gold pigment
|Paper: Neenah white, dk purple
|Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders petite oval die, gold embossing powder, shaving cream & reinkers (for shaving cream background)