Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Haute Couture Paris Style

...Woe is me :O(( I have got the dreaded lurgy and have just had a couple of really rough days...so no crafting has been done...typical cos I have my lovely tidy craft room to play in ... and... I have received the most gorgeous stamps by Cornish Heritage Farms who are sponsoring the Gingersnap Creations team this month.

Today, however, I am a bit better so made this card using the brand new Haute Couture stamps which were released today:




In with the stamps was a copy of Rubber Stamp Madness - wow this is a seriously fab magazine, so thank you to Ali for being so kind and sending it - along with two others - to me....and in the mag is a brilliant tutorial for Perfect Pearls...which I just had to try... the finished result is amazing! I have a few packs of Perfect Pearls and have never really done much with them as I didn't really know what to do with them save for adding them to water and re-inker to make a glimmer spray.




With this technique, you saturate a piece of cardstock with spray starch and then dab the colours on until the piece is covered ... and then run it thru the Bug - I used the Fleur De Lis folder - and then use a brayer with permanent ink and roll gently over the top of the embossed detail, which then makes the black of the card pop out! I just know I am going to be using the technique over and over again!




The images on the card are coloured with Distress Inks and a waterbrush and then layered with 3D foam to make them stand out a bit.

Thanks for looking...am off to snuggle on the sofa with my hot water bottle now!

Hels x

24 comments:

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Sorry to hear life's been a bit unkind at the moment, good though that you've managed to take your mind off things for as little while by a spot of crafting :0)

I think this is a really successful piece of work Hels. Good to give yourself a challenge by trying something new out. Great technique.

Sandy said...

Wow this is absolutely beautiful.
Fantastic design and stamping. Love them.

Kinglake said...

lovely work hels! Glad you are feeling a bit better today xx jo xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous card ... I love it and that background looks awesome XXX

Glad you are feeling a little bit better XXX

JeanFB said...

Wow, Hels, this is totally fab!! Love what you've done with the pearls and this great CHF set!

Lynn Stevens said...

ohlala, so chic, Love your background as well. Those colors are gorgeous. maybe not your usual style but it suits you just fine!
Hope your feeling better!

Effie said...

Looks lovely and bright...really 'sings'

Shar said...

Love the coloring! Such a pretty peice!!

Helen said...

Sorry you've not been feeling well, love this you've made.

Claireabelle said...

Glad to hear your feeling better today Hel's

Fabulous card too!
xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is superb, Hels. Love the embossing folder. Sorry to hear you are poorly - crafting is good therapy, though,

Lx

Anonymous said...

Excellent card, and love the technique with the perfect pearls.. such an underused product... love the colours. Hugs to you, hope you are feeling a little better
xx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous Hels, love the stamps too.
xx

Tinkertaylor said...

Stunning card Hels hope you're feeling better son

Hels said...

Thanks everyone :O))

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Sorry to hear you are under the weather, get well GF! Card & Tech are just FAB, just like YOU! hugz..

Angelnorth said...

Sorry to hear you're poorly Hels! Great technique with the PP must try that (if I can find starch spray anywhere!). Love the card, those stamps are fun aren't they?!

Shazza said...

this is beautiful Hels, I love the background effect. Hope you are feeling bit better hun
x

Minxy said...

Aw hope you feel better soon hun.. love the embossed effect, looks really cool x

Heavenly Anarchist said...

Fab technique, might have to use it.

Craftyideas said...

I love this card it is gorgeous. Love the colours you have used and stamp. Hope you are feeling better.

Juls said...

stunning! Just love the vintage feel of this!

Andrea said...

love this Hels and the background technique looks great, now you need to give me a tutorial xx

Joy said...

Hi Hels sorry I've not been around of late got MIL staying and everything is a bit tits up at the mo. Hope you are feeling better I think your card is awsome and what a fab technique I haven't used my PPs in ages, now you have inspired mwe to get them out xx

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