Hello! This really is going to be a short post today. I made this to cover a couple of challenges over at Bombshell Stamps. The first one is a sketch challenge created by our own fabulous Kathi and the second one is a color challenge set by our Pin Up Girl of the month, Miss February, Dawn. She has challenged us to create a card or project using turquoise, red, and kraft. I love this combo and have been using it for several days not even realizing that Dawn had set this challenge. She and I must be colorpatico...lol!
For this card, I used the Lucky Bride, Sacred Heart Art, and Sugar Skull stamp sets. You can order them on the Bombshell Stamps website, but if you live in the Albuquerque area, just pop into China Phoenix 2 and Nancy can order them for you.
I have wanted Lucky Bride for a long time, but ended up getting this set just a couple of months ago. She reminds me of a Spanish senorita, so I opted to go with a Latin theme rather than a marital one. Whenever I look at her, I hear La Isla Bonita by Madonna in my head. Hmmm...what's that? I should get that checked? You're probably right ;D
The background image is actually a stamp by Hero Arts. I embossed the pattern onto the die cut using clear embossing powder and Versamark ink. Then I liberally sponged Fired Brick Distress Ink all over to get a really intense saturation of color. Then I laid a piece of plain newsprint on top and ironed off the embossed areas using a craft iron. This leaves a nice smooth surface along with a crisp resist of the image. You could even add additional stamped images on top. I'm actually thinking about creating a tutorial on this, so maybe that'll show up on my blog in a week or two. We'll see.
Everything was colored with my Copics. I added a few gems and that was about it for this card. I really love this layout. Kathi out did herself this month ;D
Okay, time for bed! Stay crafty ;D