Friday, 12 March 2010

Joanna Sheen's new 'Diva' stamp range ;o)

Hi folks! Sorry I haven't been around much lately but I have been beavering away making some cards for Joanna Sheen. These lush new Diva stamps were on Create and Craft this morning so it's OK to share them with you now. I have to say I had so much fun creating these samples. The images are a dream to stamp. When I saw this little Diva knitting I just knew I had to create a huge ball of wool for her.

I rushed out to the shops and bought some wool (not being a knitter I had none in the house....you may see this wool appearing on many cards in the future ;o) I made the large circle card blank using my Gypsy and Cricut, cutting an extra circle the same size. I then cut across the bottom of all the layers so the card stands well. I added dry adhesive to both sides of the loose circle using my Xyron X4 and wound the wool around it. I stamped the image and coloured it with Copic Markers. When I cut her out I left a small white boarder all around as I felt it would help the image 'pop'. I adhered the 'ball of wool' to the front of the card using dimensional glue gel. I did have to old it in place for a good 5 mins as the glue took hold.... it had a tendency to spring up at the edges... lots of patience required for this one.

I covered the inside with some patterned paper from K&Co and used my Nestabilities to die cut the circle and scalloped circle. The little ball of wool and knitting needles was also part of the stamp set. I finished off the card by adding the stamped sentiment that I backed onto some gold mirri card and used some wool to tie a bow.
I am hoping to squeeze in some time this weekend to make a card for this weeks Dare U 2 Digi Stamp challenge which is already underway. The challenge is not to use any patterned paper and of course, to use a digi stamp. My fellow DT have come up with some great ideas. Hop on over if you would like some inspiration.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x



13 comments:

Anne said...

Hi Sandra

This is so different. I have never seen wool used like this before on a card. It is realy special.
Anne

Rosietoes said...

A really original card and one I'm thinking would really suit my daughter who has just taken up knitting. :)
It's fab Sandra.
Edna x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sandra. I saw Joanna with it this morning on create and craft tv she mentioned that you made it. It is very inventive.xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fantastic card Sandra. Love the stamps but it will have to be something else added to my long list. Lol!!! Cathy xxxx

Suzanne said...

STUNNING card - I just adore it
Thanks for sharing your amazing talent
Suzanne x

pinky said...

This is so original Sandra, I love it. Saw this stamps this morning, very nice indeed.
Pinky

CraftyC said...

Wow Sandra, what a fab card, would never have thought to do something like that. Good job you didn't have to knit the circle LOL
Clairexx

TwistedWitch said...

Sandra, what a very clever idea. You are a smarty pants!!

Lin

Fiona said...

Hi Sandra,
I saw you got a name check for this on C & C this morning. It's so original, obviously Joanna thought so too.
Fab cutting out of the image, it looks like it's been done by machine!
Well done.

Fiona x

lisa said...

Hi Sandra.

Congrats on all your DT spots. What a busy lady you are.
I love your big ball of wool, what a clever idea. Joanna Sheen is certainly a busy lady too with all these new stamps she's producing. They're great.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Lisax

craftycrafter said...

what a lovely idea to use wool looking like a ball I love it Dorothy

Donna said...

Oh wow Sandra...this card is amazing...I love what you have done with the wool...such a brilliant effect...you truly are a genius :) Donna x

Crafty Dawn said...

Alot of thought has gone into this card FAB!

love Dawn xx