Another quick post to offer – my girls are going out of town for the weekend and I’m grabbing a couple of minutes in between helping them.

I love this dress….this is my first time to use it and I knew that I wanted to try the Kiss Technique since it is a solid stamp.    To start off I stamped the dress and before appying to paper, I stamped on the wet stamp with a swirly background.  Then when I stamped the dress it showed the swirly pattern as well.  My next step was to apply a mask over the dress and sponge on More Mustard, Cameo Coral and Close to Cocoa around the edges of the dress panel.  Then I stamped a script word stamp over top of the masked dress.  Finishing included mounting on two dark mauve panels, adding ribbon and brads and stamping the Dream sentiment.

Have a fabulous day!!

Supplies:  Stamps: Renaissance Art Stamps, Stampa Rosa; Paper: Making Memories, DCWV; Ink: SU More Mustard, SU Close to Cocoa, SU Cameo Coral, SU Purely Pomagranate; Accessories: Brads, ribbon

  • Pat (Just4fun2 on SCS)March 27, 2008 - 5:05 am

    This is beautiful. I am amazing by your talent. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 27, 2008 - 10:15 am

    I notice all the nice comments u get, I told u u were talented!! beautiful card, love the dress and the p.p. makes it stand out so well.

  • JukieMarch 27, 2008 - 12:27 pm

    This is simply beautiful, who ever is lucky enough to recieve this card will be thrilled.ReplyCancel

  • BeckyMarch 27, 2008 - 1:32 pm

    As always ..Beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • nancy bMarch 27, 2008 - 10:13 pm

    You do the bestest work…thank you for sharing with us~~ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonMarch 28, 2008 - 1:47 am

    Becca, you have another masterpiece here! You have some seriously amazing talent!ReplyCancel

  • Corie FosterMarch 28, 2008 - 12:06 pm

    Oh my this is just stunning!!ReplyCancel

  • heather the mooseloverMarch 29, 2008 - 9:33 am

    What a gorgeous card and I love how you used the dress stamp!ReplyCancel

  • DanyelleApril 5, 2008 - 10:45 pm

    Beautiful shabby vintage card. I love it!ReplyCancel

  • LeAnne PuglieseApril 6, 2008 - 5:35 pm

    Wow, this is gorgeous! Beautiful technique!

  • SheilaApril 7, 2008 - 8:12 pm

    OMG this is beautiful. The colors are great.ReplyCancel

  • RoulaSeptember 20, 2010 - 6:01 pm

    Amazing do such a great job…..ReplyCancel

Where this card started and where it ended are 180 degrees plus a little bit of serendipity. 

My inspiration was the filigree type stamp (another huge stamp) and yes it left me few options because of the size.  I selected shimmery DCWV papers from their Luxury Collection and Metallic Collection and after stamping on several plain papers settled on this shimmery print.  The serendipity came in with the background – I embossed it with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and hated really didn’t like how it looked.  I wondered how the Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder would look and embossed it on the same piece of paper since I was going to throw it away.  Well, I loved how overlaying both embossing folders on one piece of paper looked, and used it in the card.  The serendipity fairy appeared again when I was stamping and positioning  the word "Amen".  I was a tad short on the ribbon and in my zeal pulled it up pretty tight to tie the knots, which created an arch in the paper.  I liked it and decided to keep it. 


Stamps:  Stampa Rosa, Rubber Stampede

Paper: Die Cuts with a View – Luxury Stack and Metallic Stack

Ink:  Black Brilliance

Accessories:  Gold brads, gold ribbon, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Swirls Embossing Folders. 

  • Kay McBrideMarch 26, 2008 - 3:21 pm

    pretty card, I like the double cuttlebug emb. folders. the brad or button with the lion head is different and elegant. Isnt it funny how things just kinda work themselves out, like your ribbon makeing an arch in the paper. I will have to try that.

  • Kay McBrideMarch 26, 2008 - 3:23 pm

    i like the card. I will have to try the short ribbon technique.

Inquiring minds want to know where you find your inspiration!

I am overwhelmed right now because I’ve collected for so long and have so many stamps waiting to be used.  This stamp called out to me, so I took on the challenge to use it.  It’s such a large stamp that I felt my options were limited.  The card I came up with was simple, if I had to do it over, I would remember to use one of my new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, like the Swiss Dots.  Perhaps I’ll make it that way next time.

Supplies:  Stamps:  Image Tree; Paper: Bazzill, K & Co.; Ink: Not Quite Navy; Ribbon: Martha Stewart; Accessories:  Dew Drops

  • nancy bMarch 25, 2008 - 6:27 am

    very nice……I am inspired by that stamp. I love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonMarch 26, 2008 - 8:18 am

    What a gorgeous piece! the pape that you selected is SO elegant, and those Dew Drops are the perfect embellishment! Great colors too! :-DReplyCancel