Friday, January 7, 2011

Thank You, Elizabeth - Part Deux

Welcome back to part deux of my spotlight on "Elizabeth", the très chic à la carte stamp from Stampin’ Up! That's French for: part two of a post about a very fashionable individual stamp. At least I think it's French and then I had to look up which way all the little thing-a-ma-jigs go. (Not to be confused with Stamp-a-ma-jigs. Different post. Sorry.) Hee!  Okay, you can stop rolling your eyes now. Let's get on with it, shall we?

Keeping with a clean and simple (CAS) theme, I stamped the main image directly onto Confetti Cream card stock using Early Espresso. The sentiment (from Fabulous Phrases) is stamped inside the oval using Marina Mist. To add a bit of interest I spritzed the card using the Color Spritzer Tool with Early Espresso and Marina Mist markers.
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 The final touch comes with the addition of the tiny flowers with pearl centers.  To create the flowers, I first stamped the same image (Elizabeth) on Marina Mist card stock using Marina Mist ink. I lightly spritzed the image with Frost White Shimmer Spray, then used the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. After gently bending the petals, I glued the flowers in place and added the pearls. Voilà! (Eek! More French.)

Ready to kick it up a notch?

I wasn't done yet, in fact I played quite a bit with this lovely lady (which I'll save for another time). But I wanted to try one more using the emboss resist technique. I stamped the image using VersaMark onto Very Vanilla card stock, then embossed with clear embossing powder. Next, using a sponge dauber and Rich Razzleberry ink, I started swirling on color starting outside the embossed image and working my way in. I know it doesn't look like Rich Razzleberry, which is quite dark and rich, but sponging lightly onto Very Vanilla produced this result. Which I liked! Also, I think the color in the photo is off a tad. Sigh. I then hand cut the image, trimming away the excess sponging.

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Next I stamped the focal image again using Rich Razzleberry on Very Vanilla. I also stamped "thank you" from Because I Care into the oval. I hand cut just the oval portion and attached it to the main image using Dimensionals.

Finally, I ran a piece of Very Vanilla through the Big Shot using the Backgrounds 1 (Swirly) Texturz Plate. I mounted this directly to a slightly larger piece of Very Vanilla, snipped the corners and mounted it to my Very Vanilla card base using Dimensionals. I added the embossed focal image last, using Dimensionals once again for added pop.

I think this one is my favorite, although for quick and easy I must admit I like the previous one quite a lot. How about you? I'd love to know which one you like best - please leave me a comment below. Don't forget yesterday's two entries found HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Elizabeth (117120), Fabulous Phrases (W-117002, C-120501), Because I Care (W-118384, C-120118)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670), Marina Mist (119668), VersaMark (102283), Rich Razzleberry (115658)
Stampin' Write Markers: Early Espresso (119680), Marina Mist (119679)
Paper: Confetti Cream (102835), Marina Mist (119682), Very Vanilla (101650)
Tools: Color Spritzer Tool (107066), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Heat Tool (100005), Sponge Daubers (102892), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates (114512), Std. Texturz Impressions Pad (114614),  Std. Texturtz Silicone Rubber (114615)
Accessories: Frost White Shimmer Paint (116854), Basic Pearls (119247), Clear Emboss Powder (109130), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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