Monday, 14 May 2012

A diddy card for my first Creative Studio DT post

Hello folks!!  Just imagine my excitement when Sam asked me to be on her design team.  To say I was thrilled is an understatement.  I have long admired Sam's designs and am now fortunate enough to be one of the few who gets to play with them before they are released.  (*Thank  you Sam*)

For my first card (4x4inches) I inked the edges and melted in some Cosmic Shimmer UTE Crystals in Gold lustre. I took a small piece of script patterned paper from my stash mountain, inked the edges and embossed it with my Cuttlebug and a Polka Dot Mask.  I lightly rubbed over the embossing with black ink.  I die cut the doily shape (Cheery Lynn) from some tissue paper (I think this was packaging) I inked with distress inks; scrunched it up a bit before adhering to the card.  Once stuck in place I blobbed some more of the UTEC on top of the doily.
The stamped main image is from the newly released Butterfly Girl stamp set.  I stamped her; cut her out; masked off the head and the body and sprayed her wings with glimmer mists.  When I took the mask off some of the glue dots from my herma glue remained and I quite liked it... so I left them on.  I added Sepia Accents to her body and head.  I coloured the rose with alcohol markers before embossing with the UTEC.  The words are from the new Art Saying stamp set, fabulous words that I know I'll be using again and again.  The finishing touches on this card are the cosmic shimmer pearl dots in Golden Pearl and Choco Brown and of course my trademark Ribbon bow.
I sent this card to my crafty buddy Sue Hill who celebrated her birthday today :o)
That's all from me today folks!
Sandra x


Chris said...

Hi Sandra and WOO HOO! Congrats on your new team and I hope you enjoy yourself, it's very well deserved. Love your card and all the gorgeous textures and techniques you've used, such a pretty stamp too. Hope you're well and all the family too. Love, Chris xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sandra, Congratulations on becoming a designer for Sam. I love her stuff too. This card really shows that size doesn't matter! Lol! The amount of techniques you squeezed onto a 4 x 4 card is amazing along with the result. Stunning! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Hazel said...

This looks so intricate, it's beautiful. Hazel x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Sandra and congrats once again on your new position.


Anita said...

Ooooh that is really pretty and very unique xx

Lynn said...

This is a beautiful little card Sandra, I love the one you made for me too. I will put it on my blog later.

Lynn x