New Digistamps at DIGISTAMPS4JOY (27 Jan 2013)

Sometimes I get these hair-brained schemes, and then erroneously think that this will be easy, and I'll get it done in no time at all! hhmmph! This card was one of those experiences.  Look at the card first, then read how I did it. This is one of my new images in the Digistamps4Joy store called "Voortrekker Vrou".

I decided that instead of colouring in the digistamp, I would just print it on top of a piece of card I was going to paint/stamp. Well... this "piece of card" took me nearly 45 minutes to make because I kept fiddling and adding more colours. I took a plain piece of white card, then spritzed it with 4 different browns/gold/orange colours. Not satisfied, I got out some brown/red/orange chalks and rubbed these over the page as well. Only THEN, did I actually put it through the printer and print the digistamp onto it. Still not satisfied, I then took my SN pens (dark grey and light brown) and created shadows on and outside the image. The image was then torn out to create a vintage edge. btw ... do you know that a super easy way to tear paper, is to take a fine paintbrush and paint a line with water where you want to tear? I then raised the whole image onto fold-down tags at the back. The lace is one of those self-stick laces - except this one was NOT self-sticking any more! Nothing daunted, out comes the double-sided tape. Problem is that the lace has holes in it, and the sticky part of the tape is ummm sticky and showing in the gaps! Just pour some fine glitter onto the lace and press down, then shake off the excess glitter.
New items used - digistamp, flowers punched with a new punch, lace
Old items used - button brads, papers, spritzes

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Drunken stampers - all that glitters
CMC - your favorite colour combos
Fairytale challenge blog - my newest stamp (mein neuester stempel)
Crafty calendar challenge - what's new
CDAC - anything goes
Outlawz challenges - paper-ala-mode - anything-goes
Lady Annes friday sentiment - anythng goes
TTCRD - anything goes
7 Kids Challenge - use something new old

Comments

  1. Margy this is gorgeous. Love the collaged effect and this distressing around the image.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. Don't you just love it when you have to fiddle and fiddle to get just the right look, and the finished project is PERFECT! I think you achieved just THAT! this is just awesome!

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  3. this is very beautiful Margy.


    greetings karin

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  4. Your card is so very stuning! I love the perfect coloration and the colors you have used! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

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  5. Love your vintage style! Turned out beautifully...so glad you joined us at Color Me Creative (-:
    Hugs
    Linda CMCDT

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  6. Love how it turned out. So worth the effect. TFS

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  7. Gorgeous card! Great design. Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund.

    Karen

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  8. Back with DT hat on:
    This is so beautifully designed. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  9. I love to fiddle, especially, when you accomplish what you set out to do. This is drop dead goregous. Stunning. Thanks for joining us at Cards By Lady Anne. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni,DT
    cardsbyladyanne.

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  10. Deine Karte gefällt mir gut. Toll gemacht.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße. Jenny

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  11. Pretty card. Great colors. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

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  12. I love your use of color on this card...stunning! Thank you for participating in Cards by Lady Anne's!

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