Tuesday 3 September 2013

Subtle Spots & Stripes

Spots and Stripes is the theme for this fortnight's challenge over at an Oldie But A Goodie Challenge, and we're sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.  As I've done a couple of quite bold spots and stripes cards over the summer, I really wanted to do a more subtle interpretation of the theme this time around.  What do you think, can you "spot" the spots and stripes?

There's more great inspiration by the Design Team, so have a good rifle through all your old stash (you need to use at least one element that is over 6 months old on this challenge) and, if you mention it in your post, you could win a fab prize by Bugaboo Stamps - so come and join in!
Card Recipe:
Stamp: Stamps Happen Glorious
Colouring Mediums: Promarker Pens, Memento London Fog Ink Pad
Paper & Card: Bo Bunny, Prima, Pearlescent, Vellum
Tools: Tonic Studios - Elegant Vines Square Die, Petal Pairs, Grand Calibur
Embellishments: Lace, ribbon, crystals, creative expressions pearl swirls

So the spots are on the background to the Tag as well as in the handmade flowers (using my Tonic Petal Pairs punches set 5).

There is a stripe pattern to the background paper on the tag but I also echoed the stripes by embellishing the background mat with strips of ribbon and lace woven with ribbon.  I used a pro-marker pen to custom colour the 3mm satin ribbon that I used to thread through the lace. 

Ever since I've had my Tonic Studios Elegant Vine Square Die Set, I wanted to recreate an effect that I've done previously with my Cameo Silhouette, that is; to create an ethereal vellum cut out layer.  Very pleased with how it worked here and much quicker than carefully peeling a similar design off a sticky cameo cutting mat!

I stamped the dress image onto coloured paper, but then coloured over parts of the image with pro-marker pens.  Finally, I added some pearl embellishments, a pretty swirl flourish by Creative Expressions and some pearl strands that come from a florists supplies outlet.
My oldies in this card are the stamp, ink, promarkers, brad, gems and pearls. However, in order to join in the challenge of an Oldie But A Goodie all you need to do is use one item from your stash that's over 6 months old. Hope to see you over at the challenge.
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  1. Such a beautiful card, you always include so much detail and texture so perfectly xx

  2. Very pretty love the design, xxx

  3. FVery pretty card, great details. Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge
    hugs Louise

  4. Beautiful Card! Lot's of Pearls, I like it. I love the handmade Flowers. Great job! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week.
    Hugs Frida

  5. Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  6. A beautiful card and a fantastic design, very pretty, Jx

  7. Beautiful card love the dress and great ideas with the flower punches,love all the embellishments and pearl flourishes
    carol x

  8. A fantastic card! Thanks for playing at Joanna Sheen! xxx

  9. Hi Dips,
    This is gorgeous. I love the dress & those fabulous papers. Wonderful embellishments too. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week
    Andie xx

  10. Beautiful card with lots of gorgeous details.

  11. A beautiful card, sadly you haven't linked to the Country View Crafts challenge blog and threfore this is not eligible for the draw but thanks for sharing it with us.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


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