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Thursday, September 15, 2011

W.O.W Finale! Part 4 of my Blockheads Design Team Series!

Howzit Stampers!

I'm back today with the finale of my W.O.W series of Art Cards!  This is Part 4 of my creative adventures into exploring White on White Embossed and Die Cut Layering.
This layering technique really is so much fun and the results are truly WOW!
I really do love that the acronym for White on White is W.O.W coz that's exactly what the recipient of one of these cards would say ;0)

I've been playing with creating dramatic effects by layering different shades of embossed and die cut white cardstock.  I absolutely love how the combined textures and the play with shadows gives the cards a richness that's filled with luxurious drama!
   
This is a Blockheads Design Team series of tutorials and I've been featuring sentiments/sayings and words from their exclusive Verses Full Sheet set of stamps which is available unmounted or on cling cushion.  If you missed Part 1 - 3 then you can see them all here!
Just click on each photo to go to the tutorial.
WOW Part 1 - 'Congratulations'

WOW Part 2 - 'DREAM'

WOW Part 3 - 'A Real Friend'

 On to the finale...
Supplies:  Square white folded card, White cardstock in various shades of white, Blockhead Paper Arts' Verses Full Sheet stamp set, Versafine Onyx Black ink, T!m Holtz Alterations Bingo design from the Bingo/Patchwork Texture Fades set, Cuttlebug Floral embossing folder and Plaid design from the Winter Wonderland embossing folder set,  Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Square die, Leaves die set, Ornate Label die, Daisy lace trim, Butterfly and Self-adhesive pearls embellishments, white sheer ribbon, glue dots and pop dots, double-sided tape, Crafter's Pick The Ultimate glue and permanent adhesive tape.


Start by embossing the front of a 5" x 5" square folded card with the Plaid design by Cuttlebug.

Emboss the Daisy floral design into a piece of white cardstock that's a creamier shade of white when compared to the folded card then cut out the embossed panel with a Spellbinders Fleur De Lis square die.

Based on the dry run of my layout I knew I wanted to place the Fleur De Lis panel off center so I cut away part of the edge so that I could extend the design and make the square appear more like a rectangle.  Adhere the panel to the card with pop dots.


Adhere a piece of white sheer ribbon to the card with permanent adhesive.  Then die cut and emboss some of the Spellbinders Leaves out of white cardstock the same shade as the folded card so they will stand out against the Daisy panel and adhere the large one to the card with pop dots.  Overlay the leaf with another one and adhere it in place with a glue dot.  The second leaf is just the upper portion of the same design that I had left over in my scrapbox.  See, this is why stampers/artists shouldn't throw anything away, coz you just never know when you need that 'something' for a project... statement made for the benefit of any husbands who just might be reading this and I can think of one in particular ;0) 


Stamp the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto white cardstock the same shade as the folded card and use a Spellbinders ornate label die to cut it out.


Adhere the ornate label off center with pop dots and tuck in the cut off Fleur De Lis piece under the label and adhere it in place with a couple of dabs of glue.


Make a bow from the sheer ribbon and attach it to the right hand side with a glue dot.


Adhere a strip of daisy lace trim to the top edge of the card with Crafter's Pick The Ultimate glue.


Tuck in some Bingo number pieces (more left overs) behind the ornate label and adhere them in place with glue dots and pop dots.  Also tuck in another Spellbinders leaf too.  I added the numbers to my design because I thought the sentiment inside the card could read "Gorgeous at any age!'.  This card is definitely meant for the lady who is young at heart or proud of her age and who wouldn't try to kill you if you included it on the front of her card!  It's a risky design move so make sure you know what you're doing ;0)


Adhere the butterfly with The Ultimate glue to the right hand side of the card and add some self-adhesive pearls.



Finish off the card with a large pearl adhered to the upper left side and embellish the ornate label with two tiny pearls too.

Thanks for joining me on my creative adventure!  I hope you enjoyed seeing all my W.O.W art cards.  I'd love to know if you've given this technique a whirl so please leave me a comment with a link to your blog projects so I can see what you've all been up to!  Don't forget you can also share your projects on Blockheads Facebook page too!

Check back again soon coz I've got a Christening card I made for my nephew and godson to show you that incorporates a bit of WOW-ness with colour mixed in ;0)

Happy Stamping!
 
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents

1 comment:

  1. WOW indeed!! Love the flowers dry embossed behind all the other elements.

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