Friday, July 22, 2011

Stamp Something Embellished

Good morning, I hope that you are all finding a way to stay cool. For me that means staying indoors and playing with all of my crafty goodies. Our Christmas challenge had so many gorgeous Christmas cards so maybe we are all trying to think our way to cool.

Today is Friday and not only does that mean that it is the start of the weekend but it is also the start of another Stamp Something challenge. Our challenge this week is to Stamp Something Embellished.

Our Sponsor this week is Sugar Nellie Stamps and they have generously offered up 4 Sugar Nellie Stamps to one lucky participant.

I decided that this week I would try a vintage steampunk feel for my card which features Lil Victorian Lilith from Tickled Pink Stamps. The image was coloured with Copics and I have used some distress inks and along with a text stamp and a grunge floral to add so interest to the edges of the image block.

For the background I have used this great paper from the Basic Grey Curio collection which I tore and inked to give a burned  look to reveal the newspaper print below. I have stitched the layers and distressed the edges to add to the timeworn feel. If you look closely in the bottom left corner you will see where I have masked and inked a vintage compass onto my background papers.

There are so many different embellishments layered onto this card. All of the flowers are from my newly replenished supply from Wild Orchid Crafts. Behind the flowers on the left of the image there is part of a Prima rhinestone swirl. For some additional steampunk flair I have also added in some Tim Holtz sprockets and gears. There is also just a touch of ribbon and a birthday sentiment that I picked up in the dollar bins at Michael's.

I hope that you will join us with your own embellished somethings.
Before you begin crafting be sure to stop by the Stamp Something blog and see the great creations from the rest of the Design Team.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:


Gram's Treasures said...

Adorable many extra details.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Carissa :-) I love the image and the papers and design are fab :-) the combination of flowers with the TH elements is lovely :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Sandra H said...

Wow.............stunningly beautiful lovely image and nicely coloured love all the detail:) Sandra H

lindyloo said...

Stunning card love the layout and colours you have used thank you for sharing with us at the crafty catz linda x

Shan said...

This is a fantastic card!! I love the vintage steampunk look on this card and all the beautiful paper and embellishments. Thank you so much for joining us this week for our "text it challenge" over at craft your passion challenges. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Curly said...

This is so gorgeous I love the TPS Lilith image and you have colour her perfectly,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our challenge 92 No Pink or Blue,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

Delphine said...

Oh WOW! I love everything about your card, Carissa! All the details are gorgeous, I love the distressing, and the colours are wonderful! Hugs Delphine xx

heidy said...

Love this gorgeous card Carissa!
Hugs Heidy

Unknown said...

O wow Carissa, this is fantastic, love the colours and gorgeous flowers, love it all the way xx

Cazro said...

Fantastic, I love the steampunk connection to fashion. Thanks for playing along at TIOT. Caz

Aunty Sue said...

love this image and detail, thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week with our no pink or blue theme.

carol said...

super card, thanks for joining us at CRAFTYCATZ this week, come back soon, x carol

Heidi said...

Carissa- Beautiful card! I love the colours and the image is so devious!

Thank you so much for my nice birthday card! I really appreciate it. It is on display in the living room!

Claire said...

This is wicked, love the image, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week.

Mandy said...

Carissa your card is absolutely gorgeous, I love the image and your choice of papers and embellies.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Natalie Jane said...

great card!! Love the image and all the details :)
thanks for playing along with Sarah Hurley Challenges xox