Thursday, 4 February 2010

"Dainty Dancer"


Here is another sample card for the new Cuddly Buddly "Little Miss Daisy" range.

I really enjoyed making this card. I did some faux stitching instead of getting the machine out and I think it has worked well, although I did have to re-do some of the "stitching" as I smudged it because I didn't let it dry properly. I ought to slow down when I make cards, but I find it hard as I want to see the finished card as soon a possible!

It doesn't show too well but the sentiment has a silver lining. To achieve this effect, I first inked the sentiment stamp with silver brilliance ink, I then lightly stamped the sentiment onto scrap paper to remove some of the ink before inking it up with black ink and then stamping onto the designer paper. If you click on the photo you can see this a bit more clearly. The only problem with doing this is that you get the silver ink on the black inkpad and have to wipe it off quickly!

Here is what I used to make this card:-

Stamps: Dainty Dancer and Wordy Bits (available here)
Digi Papers: Little Miss Daisy Spring 2 (available here)
Nestabilities: Long Scallop Rectangle, Large Scallop Rectangle, Large Labels
Other: Paper piercer and Inksentials white gel pen for the faux stitching
Copic Ciaos
Glamour Dust
Holographic Heat Embossing Powder for the cupcake and tiara
Embellishments from Cuddly Buddly

Thank you for visiting me today. I really appreciate you taking the time.

Hugs, Clare x


Littleted62 said...

This is a lovely card Claire, really pretty colours and a sweet image.

I know what you mean about slowing down - I covered a diecut in clear glaze last night, then promptly put my half finished card down right on top of it! Ruined them both!

Nicki, xx

Juls said...

gorgeous!! dancing with a cupcake! I cant thinkof anything better! Love the touches of sparkle! Hugs Juls

Christine said...

Hi Clare such a pretty card great image love it.

Hugs Christine xx

Danielle said...

Another sweet card from you Clare! The image is adorable and such beautiful papers too! I love the finished look on the sentiment - it's really effective! Beautiful flowers too!
Hugs, Danielle

Dragonlady said...

Hi Clare

Gorgeous card and the faux stitching is fabulous.

Hugs Ali x

coldwaters2 said...

This is excellent Clare love the colours and that faux stitching it looks very effective. I adore that gorgeous image and flower.

Lorraine x

Jo said...

Such a cute image and fab card. I thought your stitching was real - clever girl!

Mandy said...

Hi Clare,
fab your stitching...
Mandy xx

Kerri said...

This is so sweet! Your coloring looks awesome, and so does your faux stitching!

debby4000 said...

Adorable, sweet card Clare and fab colours too.

Chrissie said...

This is great Clare!
Thanks for letting me know about the Sir Stampalot Hop. I enjoyed it!
There's an award for you on my Blog!

Liz, said...

Hi Clare, another great cudbud card.

Liz x

Donna said...

Super sweet little card Clare, such pretty papers :) Donna x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Clare.i love your image and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

craftimamma said...

I thought your stitching was real Claire! Lovely card as always and such pretty flowers which perfectly enhance the image.

Lesley Xx

Annie said...

such a pretty card and I love the pink!
hugs, annie x

Katrina said...

Hi Clare!

Firstly I'm so sorry to hear that you have been really poorly, I hope that you are feeling much better now!

Secondly I have been visiting but have been so busy that I have not had much chance to leave comments on peoples blogs. So apologies!

This card and your other creations so far this year have been lovely as always! I'll hopefully be able to let you know when I've visited by leaving more comments now!


Katrina xx

itsabrt said...

Clare this card is wonderful! Beth