Saturday, 28 April 2007

More DCM Tempting Template Cards

Well I'll go to the foot of our!!!
Having said that I wasn't over fond of or very good at templates I've been on a bit of a roll with the one that Jane gave us for the Daring Cardmakers challenge yesterday. It is still only the very basic template but by card three I was thinking that maybe I didn't have to put my stamped image onto a rectangle of a slight improvement.
The butterfly on the square card looks so much nicer in real life. It has been stamped onto overhead projection film, run through a Xyron Sticker Maker and had crumpled Fantasy Film applied to the reverse.
When it's not squashed flat to a scanner bed the butterfly is 3D as I have stamped and painted it onto a piece of pale blue card and then mounted the film one over the top, attaching it just in the centre with a piece of DST. The light catches the Fantasy Film beautifully.
Now I warned you on Wednesday that I would be coming home from work Thursday with goodies for my stash didn't I?.......Well the gorgeous lady stamp at the top is just part of that stash. She is from Clarity Stamps and I was shown the technique used to pattern her dress by the fabulous Barbara Santerelli(owner of Clarity Stamps)herself at the trade show.
So I have stamped the image in black Stazon onto smooth white card and colourwashed her using an Adirondack ink pad in Slate.
I stamped her again onto copier paper and removed the areas of her dress to create a mask. Placing the mask over the stamped image I then used a pattern stamp from a set of Elusive Images stamps to add pattern with the black Stazon...I think it's very effective.
The Glamour stamp is from a Rubbadubbadoo set.
I'm afraid I didn't stop at just one stamp and ended up with three. The others were a ruler and a rather gorgeous shoe which I am sure I shall be doing something with very soon....once more pressing jobs are out of the way.
Thanks very much for stopping by.


  1. Sheila, both of these cards are beautiful... I just love the lady stamp, so elegant. she looks perfect on this card.
    Your butterfly card is DEVINE!.. i just bet it's amazing IRL... beautiful work. :o)

  2. Lovely cards Sheila love the glamourous lady.

    Andrea xx

  3. wow - whatever you're taking can I have some please?
    These new cards are gorgeous, I'm not a great lover of butterfly cards, but this is so delicate and beautiful, and as for your extremely glamourous lady - well that card is just stunning

  4. I agree with the others - the lady card is fab... but I love the butterfly too.

    And thanks for your encouragement - I appreciate it!

    Hugs, Rosie

  5. Cards are as fab as ever, but I love the lady one-she oozes class!

  6. Just shows that less is more. If only we had the courage more often. Love both cards, but the lady is NO 1 for me. Stunning.

  7. Not one, but three lovely takes on the challenge - well done.
    I can imagine the butterfly looks really lovely in 3D and I see what you mean about the lady stamp - gorgeous.
    Jayne xx

  8. Sheila
    Stunning as always - I love the colouring effect on the first one - you are so clever x

    And please drop by my mad blog to see my latest move - would love you to play x

    Love Bex

  9. Ooooooooooh these are fabulous!!! Love the woman stamp on the first one and how you've used it....very elegant!

  10. You have been busy with this template Sheila - love all three!!

  11. These are gorgeous, the lady looks fantastic, and I love the butterfly card, so pretty and delicate. Awesome cards

  12. OMG love both your cards for the challenge. Beautifully made! TFS!

  13. If I had to choose, I prefer the butterfly card, but I like them both. I love your use of a single colour.


  14. fab cards, and so different. It never fails to amaze me the variety we can get from the same template. Thanks for joining in and mega congratulations on the published work in Craft Stamper


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