This is basically a CASE of Stamp&Cars lovely floating image card: http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...hp?photo=92597 AND I've been wanting to use Tempting Turquoise and Close to Cocoa together ever since I saw this gorgeous card by ConnorandJacob'sMom: http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...hp?photo=97514 I started working on this before the SU! Retirement List came out, and then I realized all the stamps I used are retiring! :( After coloring the flowers, I tried the xyron & dryer sheet with DD glitter, but the image was too fuzzy. So, I covered it with Versamark and embossed with clear EP and voila! - you could see the image again. I liked the effect, kind of like a bumpy surfaced, sparkly tile - one of those happy accidents, I guess. I will also post the inside of the card, where I used masking to create a "faux layer" using the Filigree stamp & sponging so there was still a space to sign the card. This is for my niece who will soon turn 20. She's somewhat of a Tomboy, so I had fun making a girly style card for her this time.
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2005 GMT Views: 2782
Registered: March 25, 2004 Location: New Bedford, Mass. Posts: 4935
Tue, May 03, 2005 @ 1:39 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! Love the color combo and the way that the name appears to be sitting on a shelf with a picture over it! Love the lacy look on the shelf, very creative! What a shame all those stamps are now retired, look how beautiful this card looks using them! Wonderful job!
Registered: March 15, 2005 Location: Iowa Posts: 7290
Tue, May 03, 2005 @ 2:57 PM
Wow, this is so neat,,, I love the lacey shelf and the framed flowers,,, it looks like a chair rail with beautiful wall paper and a picture on the wall,,, very creative. TFS
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Registered: May 21, 2004 Location: Denver CO Posts: 1541
Tue, May 03, 2005 @ 3:02 PM
This card is stunning, inside and out, Linda! TFS, Joyce
Love this card. I just got tempting turqoise and will try a card with the clost to cocoa added. The colors look great together. I haven't heard of the floating image technique. Could you please explain how this is done. Thanks so much for sharing
Registered: March 18, 2004 Location: New Hampshire Posts: 7018
Tue, May 03, 2005 @ 4:17 PM
That is a great color combination....very unusual!
Registered: July 11, 2004 Location: Troy, Michigan Posts: 10383
Tue, May 03, 2005 @ 4:34 PM
Thank you all for the kind words! ShirleyT - I first learned about this floating image technique through Pat Huntoon's Technique Junkies Newsletter (Feb/March, 2004). Here is a link to excellent directions on doing this (they call it Acetate Window Cards): http://www.learn2stamp.com/techniques/techniques24.shtml Hope that helps. :) Linda
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