Thursday, September 22, 2011

Inspire...

I have been dying to get this little fairy all inked up since she
arrived in my mail the other day!
I used the challenge sketch at Craft's Meow who makes this
amazing little stamp!

When I make cards, I usually even make a larger size card, but this week I decided to try something new. At least one thing...every week... so this week it is to make an ATC card!  Not easy for me. Normally such a tiny canvas in with which to work!  But, in this case, the folks at Simon Says Stamp & Show stated that it need not be a traditional size ATC.  (2 1/2" x 3 1/2") Whew!  So I added less than an inch each direction and went with a 3 1/4" by 4" card base. I know! Not a lot of difference, but baby steps, baby steps....


I had already stamped the second sentiment in the center when I realized the sketch calls for the sentiment on the bottom. (I also noticed several of the DT had used more than one sentiment...just sayin'....)
If you look closely, you'll see my tiny, wee sentiment along the bottom of the card.
I also flipped the sketch a bit, but stuck to the basics of it.

For my next trick of the week, this is the first time I have ever stamped and heat embossed on vellum! Yea, I know...under a rock...
It turned out really nice! I stamped the little fairy with my Momento black ink, sprinkled it with black powder, and carefully heated it up! Not so tough! It melted properly and never even looked like it would melt or burn! Love it!
So, in a nutshell, I have learned several new techniques this week and all because of a few wonderful blog challenges!

Supplies used:
Paper;  Graphic 45, "Renaissance faire Collection"
Stamps; Craft's Meow, "Butterfly Kisses"
Dies; Cricut, Art Philosophy
Rub-on; Scenic Route paper Co.
Pearls; Recollections

This little creation will be entered into the challenges at:
Craft's Meow Shop Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Stamp and Show (ATC card)
Crafty Creations (Fabulous Fairies)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge (Dies to die for)

13 comments:

Dan said...

Great job! I love that pop of orangey red, and the vintage background too! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Paula said...

wonderful ATC

marilynprestonn said...

What a beautiful fairy silhouette, and embossed too. I love the background stamps and this vintage look. Well done!

Thank you so much for playing Crafty Creations Challenge this week. Always fun to see new crafters join! Come again and good luck! :)Peggy

Sid said...

Great card !!

Lou said...

Hi!Jan your card is very gorgeous,never heat embossed on vellum iether so might just have a go-thank you.
She is one very pretty fairy and love too your colours and design.
thanks so much for visiting me :)
hugs Lou.xx

Nancy Wethington said...

Jan, this is adorable! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Candy C said...

What an adorable little ATC card! SO much detail in such a small area!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Vanessa said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGosh, I LOVE this!!! Stamping the butterfly girl on vellum is inspired!!! I've gotta try that. Thank you so much for playing in our sketch challenge!!!

Hugs,
Lisa

P.S. I love your blog look. ;)

karen said...

There is so much detail for such a little card...it is amazing! Karen :)

~amy~ said...

**gorgeous** Wow, that ATC is packed with goodness!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a wonderful card, fabulous details.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

lynn said...

such a sweet sketch card, jan! i just love that fairy:) congrats on your new dt spot, too!