Monday, March 08, 2010

Pretty in Pink



The Artistic Stamper recently released some new lace stamps. Here I stamped the Lace Square in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then coloured over it with a Copic marker to match the pre printed paper I wanted to use to make this birthday card. I cut out the two children from Family Values (love these kids) and sat them in the lace 'window'. Trimed with real lace and added bling it makes for a very simple but hopefully effective card.



This is probably one of those 'better to handle than show on a blog' pieces, but I enjoyed making it. It went through 4 different guises before settling with this one, changing from a plain white A6 background, to a tall acetate card, a short acetate card and an easel lol....

Sometimes making a simple card can be far trickier than one with lots of steps and detail....for me anyway.

27 comments:

Heavenly Anarchist said...

looks beautiful! And I love that stamp!

Sandy said...

Really beautiful and gorgeous card.
Love the stamp.

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Jo! Love those stamps!

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is lovely Jo. I love the combination of the lace stamp with the real lace edging and the kids dangly legs look brilliant!

Cath Wilson said...

Love that little girl and boy - lovely images. The card really is quite pretty but also a bit whimsical, which is why I like it. They look as if they're swinging their legs.

kjjc said...

oo lovely. Nice to know that you too go through the is it isn't it right? stage.

Willy said...

Beautiful and lovely card, Jo!

Chris said...

Gorgeous card, Jo, even if it is pink! lol I love how the kids look as though they're sitting on a ledge - maybe waiting for Daddy to get home...

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi love the card and great idea to cut away the lace thanks for your inspiration ju x

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card Jo, love those ickleones sitting down on the ledge...fab! x

Val said...

Love the card, and the lace is just beautiful.
Think your project in CS is brilliant, and such a different way to use these stamps. Will have to start using mine more.
Hugs
Valx

Dan said...

So effective, and I'm loving the muted faded palette you've used, so subtle, and all the better for it!

craftimamma said...

Veerrrrry nice, Jo! Simple it may be but effective it definitely is!

Lesley Xx

Saskia said...

Beautiful card, it doesn't always have to be complicated. Quite inspirational.

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card Jo - just lovely! Jo x

Carol Q said...

loved this Jo (being the lacy fan I am!)

Greensleeves said...

I love everything about it, Jo! especially the hidden message. :)
The lace stamp is fab, I actually thought it was one of those downloads from Stampington newsletter, didn't guess it was a stamp.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my this is so utterly divine!
hugs
kim x

Lottie said...

This is so different - it's great = very effective and although it looks a 'simple' card - there is a tremendous amount of work gone into it - and that's the brilliant part - and ART

Ali Manning said...

This is beautiful, Jo! I know what you mean about some projects taking forever and then others just come together in a snap - go figure!

Sid said...

Fab pink piece Jo !!

joanne wardle said...

see now her's the problem. I have the same stamps but didn't think of using them like that. love it

Shar said...

Gorgeous! Love how the kids have their legs dangling outside their frame.

Jennie said...

Great use of the stamps, watch out for big lace coming soon :)

Deb said...

Love this! laughed at the "multiple steps" - comforting to know that I'm not the only one arranging, rearranging, and re-rearranging!

elina said...

this is fabulous, i love how you used the lace!!!

Amy said...

amazing and sweet layer's