Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Party Girl

My best friend requested a birthday card for her sister-in-law and she specifically asked for this great image by Bombshell Stamps. They are an awesome stamp company and specialize in pin-up girl and tattoo style images. Their stamps are so unusual and so beautiful! I am completely addicted to them right now and you will see more cards featuring them on my blog in the future. I kept the color palette in this project to a very classic red, white, and blue. The primary colors seem to work so well with these stamps. I colored the girl in the glass, and the birds with Copic markers. I added Versamarker to the martini glass and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I did this three times to really give it a glassy finish. If you've never tried this technique, I highly recommend it. It is super easy to do and yet it adds a really dramatic bit of detail to the finished project. I also popped the image with foam tape to add dimension and did it again to the leg hanging over the side of the glass. A few flowers and gems and the front of this card is finished!

The inside is layered with papers and the left side contains a pocket so my friend can add a personal note or a gift card. I also created a presentation box to house the card, which makes it even more special for the recipient. This project was so much fun to make, if you would like more details, leave me a comment on this post and I will be happy to answer.


  1. How wonderful that you do custom orders, Cheryl!
    What a fun image, and your coloring is gorgeous!

  2. Oh my goodness! What a fantastic card!(I found you through the Hero Arts Flickr site on the blog roll thread).

  3. Stunning card Cheryl! I adore how you used the pinup party girl with the swallows, beautiful layout! Can't wait to see what you dream up next! -Shannon


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