Monday, 1 December 2008

Clearly a Friend

I have been dabbling again - I couldn't help myself with these gorgeous papers from BasicGrey. They are from the new Offbeat collection I just absolutley adore those colours, and together they are a knockout combination.

I started with the papers and the design came together from there. I used the Cup of Stuff stamp set again from Pink Poison - you can never get bored of this set, with such beautiful sentiments too, suitable for all sorts of occasions.

Again, I coloured the stamped image with Letraset Promarkers and then used Anita's 3D Clear Gloss to achieve the shiny raised effect. I decoupaged the flowers and the cup (but only because I'd coloured the cup and I didn't like the colour!) I added a faux stiched effect to the border of the DP by pricking holes and using a white gel pen. I tore the Montego Bay Core'dinations cardstock to reveal it's cheeky hidden core, and then stamped my sentiment with white ink and embossed with Heat it up! Seafoam White embossing powder. The little brown domed circles at teh end of the torn panel are Chocolate Drops from Craftwork Cards. They come in all sorts of different colours, and there must be hundreds in a pack for just £1.00!

The acetate I used to make the card is from Papermania - this acetate is amazing! It's so lovely and thick, it's great to use as a card base, but still folds easily with the help of a bone folder. To cover up the adhesive on the reverse of the card, another panel of card can be fixed that is the same size as the front, and a panel can be added to add any message.
Just in case you were wondering, here are the deets of the Supplies:
Stamps: Pink Poison Stamp Set: Cup of Stuff
Papers and Cardstock: BasicGrey Offbeat Collection (unexpected); Snowflake and Montego Bay Core'dinations
Colour: Colorbox black pigment ink, clear embossing powder, Colourbox Frost WhitePigment ink, Heat it up! Seafoam white embossing powder Letraset Promarkers
Accessories: Papermania plain acetate, brown twill/ribbon (think I got this from some packaging!)

Hope you like it! Thanks for visiting today.
love, Clare x


katy said...

Oh this is YUMMY ! Love the colour stiking and all the your ideas, love Katy x

Jo Austin said...

Hi Clare..

I thought I'd pop over and say Hi as a new fellow member of the Inspirational team..

Lovely card - love the colours!

Jo x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, looooove the colors!

Welcome to the Inspirational team! Can`t wait to see what great find you`ll publish!


sharon said...

love the colour combos on these..gorgeous stamps also.x

Martine said...

wow, what a gorgeous card :), i really must try making an acetate card myself, because they look wonderful, as yours proves :)



Beckie said...

fab cards!!
Left you something on my blog!

Chris said...

Hi Clare and it's lovely to find your great blog! Your cards are absolutely stunning. I love this card, the wonderful colour scheme, image and the acetate card blank. Perfection! Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left for me today. I'd be very honoured indeed to be featured on the Inspiration Blog, you made my day and probably my week, month ...... LOL! Thanks once again and now that I've found you I'll be back to haunt you! Take care, Chris x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Hi Clare, just saying hi. Love the artwork
Jennie x

sharon said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Not been upto anything crafty for the past few days..I am expecting a lovely selection of BG and some watch this space!

Hope you've had a lovely day..had lots of cake and prezzies.xx

Crafting Diva said...

Hi Claire just thought I would say hello hope you don't mind I have joined your follwers list, please feel free to do the same. I am your friend on the new forum,craft bubble. Love your cards and will vist again soon

Crafting Diva said...

Hi Claire thank you so much for joining my follwers list I feel honoured to have you in my list I really like your card designs and really enjoy seeing them in print in the docrafts mag this would be my dream to have a feature in docrafts. Is it hard to beable to do this?
Thanks again from lisa

Libby Hickson said...

So gorgeous! Love the color combo on this!