This is my submission for SC171, use an oval offset in your card. I stamped the dragonfly in VersaMark and embossed in gold, then colored with SU! markers and put on 2 coats of Diamond Glaze. IRL it looks like cloissone. I then decided to put him in a cutout instead of layering on the oval. I do not yet have a coluzzle or any system to cut ovals so had to do it by hand and therein was my biggest problem.
Anyway, I used gorgeous 2 sided Dp from K&Co. for the card base. I stamped the sentiment from All I have seen on unknown paper. I used my Marvy scalloped punches to cut out the sentiment, and used ruby red behind. I sponged heavily with Jim Holtz old paper around the edges. The ribbon is from Michaels, and after getting it all together and thinking wow! This actually went pretty quick, I realized the dragonfly was a little off center. UGH! So... I then hand cut another oval to act as a mat , stamped it with linen and ruby red, and antiqued it with old paper. As you can see it is very imperfect, but that's the nature of the thing. What can I say?
In spite of that, the card overall looks pretty nice and with the antiquing could go as a masculine card or a feminine I think.
Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2008 GMT Views: 903
Registered: September 12, 2007 Location: Wake Forest, NC Posts: 61619
Wed, Apr 09, 2008 @ 6:48 PM
Oh my, is this ever wonderful! YOu've selected perfect dps and your ribbon is adds the just perfect touch! I would never have known you cut out that oval by hand ` it's that perfect. The whole darn card is perfect.
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