Thursday, April 5, 2012

Stampendous joins Altered Alice!

It had to happen! 
Stampendous has the most sweet, vintage Alice in Wonderland stamp set! 
And Altered Alice's blog has the coolest challenges all based around the storybook characters from Wonderland!
They're joining together at Alice's place to see just what everyone can come up with.
The prize?  This gorgeous set of stamps!
How I would love to own these!
I made this card shaped like a mirror, and chose to illustrate Alice with her reflection. The frame was cut with my old Creative Memory Oval Cutter, and then embossed with my Cuttlebug folder simply labeled "Sentimental". Then, I lightly rubbed over the top with embossing ink. The raised areas picked up the ink so that my Stampendous "Aged Aqua" embossing powder would adhere and, when heated, accentuate the pattern. I like the way it turned out.

The mirrored image was stamped on the back side of the vellum to make it appear cloudy, along with the checkered floor. I then glued Blue and Silver Glass Glitters around the refelcted image to add mystery...
The original image was colored with gel pens due to the fact that the embossing powder would have damaged my Copics. But I like this look so that's fine.
I added the stop watch, a metal key charm, and a door lock charm all hanging from a
vintage clothing pear pin. 

I like the way it has a very steampunk look to it, but still remains romantic.
A very cool birthday card, indeed!


Perhaps this would make up for being "very, very late"!

Happy stamping!
Also entered in the challenge at
By the Cute and Girly (Once Upon a Time..)


Amie said...

So neat!

Rett said...

What a very clever card! Love the glitter...beautiful!

Lynne Phelps said...

Thanks so much for playing along with The Altered Alice! I love the way you used the vellum to make it easy to reverse the image. This makes me think of the way Alice passed through the looking glass for her second trip to Wonderland! Absolutely gorgeous!

As a side note, you CAN use Copics with clear embossing powder, it is just the pigmented powder that is incompatible. That tip almost made the cost of the certification class worthwhile! So if you stamp with the color and emboss with clear, you are good to go! I like to use dye ink, so I just ink up my stamp first with Versamark, then with the dye ink, then stamp. This lets you emboss with all your ink colors and color in with Copics!

StampendousGraphics said...

Jan, this is STAMPENDOUS!!! What a fantastic project! Of course you don't need to win the stamp set, LOL...but I bet we could find something you need. What a wonderful card! Thanks for playing with the challenge!

LynzCraftz said...

So vintage & wonderful! I love it!

Melinda said...

Jan, you have outdone yourself! Your card is exquisite. I love how you used the embossing enamel and glitter glass. Wow, I am in awe.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous creation, Imlove how you have achieved her reflection, lovely touch. Thanks so much for joining The Altered Alice Challenge. Tracy x

Christine Kiehl said...

Wicked! Oh how I love Alice and her courage! Nice project!

Leintje* said...

This is PERFECT!! I love the mirrored effect, that is so clever of you!! All the BEAUTIFUL details, there is so much to see. You should be a winner with this FAB. Project!!

Love from The Netherlands,

Uta said...

Wow, that is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
Hugs, Uta

Hill said...

Wicked! Oh how I love Alice and her courage! Nice project!