Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Best Friends Card

This is a card that I've created for a new friend of mine. She had sent me lots of stamps all the way from Norway. Therefore, I've tried to use some of the stamps that she had sent me in this card for her.
Among her stamps, there are some images stamps which I think most crafters would not have an idea how to use it. Therefore, I tried to use them in creating this card, hoping to inspire anyone who also love these stamps.
Here are the steps to this card.
1) I've created a blue and green gesso distressed background using gesso and some distress ink. Then I've stamped a journaling stamp using the frayed burlap distress ink before stamping the image over it using black solvent ink.
2) For the top image, I've stamped a journaling stamp in white pigment ink and later stamped and heat embossed the image using some white embossing powder.
3) Later, I've cut both stamped pieces in strips and arranged them in a way that they are overlapped. I've attached some of the strips using foam adhesives to create a little dimensions for the card.
4) As for the inside of the card, I've used another two images stamps and some platinum pigment ink to stamp on it. I've also stamped and heat embossed some flourishes too.
This is a very fun experiment for me and it's all thanks to Aashild!! I hope you like this card!
Sources: Card stock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Ink: Memories, ColorBox, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Emboss It and Staz On, Stamps: Norsk Stempelblad AS, Brads: The Paper Studio, Others: uni-ball signo gel pen, cord, embossing powder.


Ã…shild said...

Wow - what a fun and lovely surprise, Irene! And I love the card! Can't wait to hold it in my hands! Thank you SO much, dear friend! You made my day :)

Big hug & lots of warm thoughts,


nancy said...

Your work is so incredibly detailed and meticulous and amazing! I am blown away by the care and detail you put into each project. Wow!

Marsha said...

wow!! Amazing and very beautiful!

Marsha K. said...

Gorgeous stuff PT!!!! Love the new stamp.

dragonflys said...

omg this is like a piece of art this would look SO COOL ON MY WALL LOL.
Love the colors and thats one awsome stamp.
Outstanding work irene

Carla said...

Irene you amaze me with your talents... I just love your creativity! Everything I see is just so full of life! Seriously, I want to be like you when I grow up!

TesaB said...

That is totally awesome!!! Love those stamps and I LOVE what you've done with them!!! And that blue color with hints of green is sooo eye cathing! The whole card is like candy for my eyes! Our stamp challenge will be like a walk in the park for you, Puppy T. But I'll hunt ya! LOL!

Debs said...

Irene Your blog is AWESOME.
I just love how you are so creative with even the old basic tecniques.WOW you put so much detail into everything you make.

Thank you for sharing your tecniques with us all.
Hugs from Debs

Christina Carnoy said...

gorgeous as usual!

michelle said...

Stunning !! i am in awe of your work i could look at it all day you are amazingly creative !! i would love to try some of these techniques but to be honest i'm nervous as to where to start is there any books you could recommend i buy to get me started
Thanks so much


Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

Hi Michelle,

I'm not sure as to which book should I recommend as I don't really refer to any that much. But there are a few words that I would liked to share with you, practise, enjoy and be patience....these words will bring you far. IF you have any questions at all, you're welcome to email me or post it at my blog. Hope this helps!


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