I'm working on some samples using Sarah Kay's First Kiss stamp, which is available from Sir Stampalot. I'm often asked by Janice, who runs Sir Stampalot if I'll do a couple of samples in return for a new stamp. I guess you could say I'm part of her design team. It's often good to have a local craft shop nearby, as the owners often don't have the time to make all the samples themselves, and ask clients to produce samples to display in their shop. It's a good way to get some free stuff, you get free advertising for your works of art, and you have the pride of seeing them displayed in the shop whenever you visit. It gives you such a buzz.
Anyway on to the card.
The papers are Basic Grey Archaic, with a mat of blue Bazzill cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Labels. the image was coloured with Copic's.....my collection is getting bigger week by week. The hugs and kisses stamp is from GCS Artstamps. and was stamped in pinecone Vesacolour. The stitches are hand drawn with an art pen.
I like the vintage look of this card. The butterflies are from a stamp from Magenta, stamped with Versacolor - Pinecone, and embossed with clear embossing powder. A touch of green was added with a Sakura metallic pen. They were cut out and added to the card using silicone glue to add depth.
The flower embellishments were made using the same Basic Grey papers to match perfectly. I used a Woodware punch for the shape, and merely covered them with Glossy Accents, added a small sequin to the centre, and left them to dry. I love this technique, and have used it on hearts too. It seems to be my technique of the moment, I seem to be using it all the time.
Hope you like it, let me know what you think if you have the time.
I'm off to do a few challenges now.