Hello Everyone!! I am SO excited to be here with you today and to be involved at a Guest Designer at Off The Wall Craftiness!
This weeks challenge is to use Black and White and Cameo figures/silhouettes. This week's amazing sponsor is Third Coast Stamps. Kim at OTWC has some of THE best sponsors, challenges and designers. Kim and I used to work together at Smeared Ink. I miss her immensely but I'm loving her new endeavors and adventures here at OTWC!! I try to play along whenever I can and am BEYOND honored to have been asked to create as at Guest Designer!!!
My creation today started with my search for Cameos. I don't own any cameo stamps and was worried that if I ordered one it would not get here in time for my Guest Creation deadline!! =) So, I found a stock image on line. I printed it out and trimmed it up. I used my Quickie Glue Pen to cover the entire scrolly outline with glue and then coated in MS Crystal Fine Glitter. I used my Versamark Pen to color the entire Cameo image, coated with clear embossing powder and then heat set.
I matted and layered my background papers. Black for my base at 5x5". Followed by Bazzill in Glass Slipper (it's a shiny white) that I edged in black ink. I ran a strip of black Grosgrain ribbon around the entire card, followed by a fringed paper strip and a strip of sparkles.
I used two different papers - a black DP with white skulls and a creamy, white paisley paper as the mattes to my cameo. I used four tiny black brads on the top, bottom, left and right of my cameo frame.
I anchored it with double sided tape at the bottom and a large, black patent leather brad at the top. My sentiment 'merci' is from PTI's Mixed Mega Messages.
I was so inspired by how this was coming out, that I decided to use some of the left over bits to create some beauty on the inside of the card.