Saturday 16 June 2012

Damask Diva - Shaking her tail feathers!

Oh-La-La – this is a very theatrical card for a work colleague who is involved in Amateur Dramatics! There are lots of layers creating texture and, I hope, interest.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Kanban
Colouring Mediums: Brilliance Black Pigment Ink, Promarker Pens
Paper & Card: DCWV, Centura Pearl Ivory, Stardream Black, Neenah stamping card
Tools: Silhouette Cameo, Spellbinders, BigShot Pro, The Crafter’s Workshop Mask
Embellishments: Feathers, Mulberry Gardenia, Cherry Blossoms & Rose Bud flowers, Satin Edge Sheer Ribbon 25mm, hand-made beaded Hat Pin, Crystals

I started this card making good use of my Silhouette Cameo; I made the A4 shaped card base (this is one of my favourite techniques now I have the extra long cutting mat) from Black stardream card along with the scroll frame and key. I used the mat tool to cut mats for the scroll and key from centura pearl, and I then embossed both of these in my Big Shot Pro with a 12” Crafter’s Workshop Mask.

My image is from Kanban’s Damask Divas stamp set and is one that I really love, stamped in Brilliance Black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I couloured the main image with Promarkers, but I also stamped the bodice onto an offcut of flocked DCWV card and cut this out. To this, I then attached a fibre thread as the lacing and black feathers at the base, then mounted the bodice to my main image. I cannot lie, this was very fiddly to do, but I was pleased with the effect!

To ensemble, I mounted the scroll frame and scroll key onto their respective embossed mats and decorated with rhinestone crystals. I threaded a lovely wide cream satin edge sheer ribbon around the card base, and mounted up all the layers. The stamped image was mounted onto the paper-pieced mat, and this was mounted onto the card, ensuring that the picot edge ribbon on the mat aligned with the same ribbon on the card. The card was finished with mulberry flowers, a hand-made hat pin and ribbon bow.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge - Girls, girls, girls

Hope you like this; do leave a comment if this has pleased you. Pin It Now!


  1. wow what a stunning card welldone tracy x

  2. oh my goodness what a super card ... very elegant and what a super image ... well done ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... hope you have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  3. Fabulous card, gorgeous colours and detail
    Lorna xx

  4. WOW!!! This is absolutely stunning. Such a classy and elegant design in wonderful colours.
    hope you have a great weekend

  5. Love this card Dips. Very elegant, love the colours and the image. Especially how you have added the thread for the lace part on the back of her dress. Tinaxx

  6. Wonderful card, very unusual. xxx

  7. WOW this is stunning love the colours and the design is fantastic. Caroline xxx

    Speechless, so stunning!

  9. WOW, stunning, Love the stamped image and the feathers. The detail in this card is wonderful. x

  10. Gorgeous card, very classy!!
    Anne x

  11. What a dramatically elegant card!!! I love the bold vintage appeal to this. You've certainly designed a stunning card here and WOW, what a lucky friend! :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  12. STUNNING !! I am sure your friend will just LOVE this ! Beautiful card and all the details are fab, I love the fibre lacing on the back of her dress ,,, brilliant idea ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  13. Ooh this is spectacular! Elaine-xxx-

  14. This card is stunning. So very stylish and elegant. Very effective.
    Heike xx

  15. Gorgeous card. Beautifully stamped, coloured and embellished.
    Thank you for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge x

  16. Wow, so eyecatching. Love it.

  17. stunning card. thanks for taking part in the crafters companionion blog challenge. Louise xx

  18. This is stunning, so elegant xx

  19. Lovely card, love how you cut out the dress and added a piece of sparkly fiber. Thanks for joining the Sparkles Galore Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  20. Hi Dips, what a beautiful and elegant card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining in with my "lots of layers" challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  21. Wow really a stunning card amazing detail in the bodice. I think all your cards have super detail and really go to show what can be done when someone loves to craft and create art. I have added you to my blog lst so I can come back regularly and see your amazing work.
    All the best Pauline ( freedom99)

  22. Just Gorgeous is all I can say! Love it!


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