Friday 18 May 2012

The Stamp Man - A card for a Queen

I was inspired by Jill's (Mrs Stamp Man) blog post a while ago, using Stampendous stamps and the Frantage technique, and combined some of the powders to create my DT card for this challenge.

The backing card crown has been stamped with embossing ink and I used a mix of embossing powders (see supplies), then blended with DIs and stamped with flitter glue on the edges and covered with variegated red gold gilding flakes.

On top of this I added a cameo also embossed with gold and black and again blended with DIs and flicked with water. The frame has been embossed with gold too. Well a queen just has to have lots of precious metals around don't they?

The half rosette was made with a border punch and I made it into a small shelf to hold another crown.  The key is a vintage one covered with Frantage embossing enamel powders and the sentiment computer produced and die-cut with Nestabilities.

Materials used -
Sizzix die - frame
Stampendous stamps - Vintage crowns, Cameo
Flitter Glue and Gilding Flakes
Embellishments from my box of bits and pieces

We would love to see your regal creations this fortnight at The Stamp Man challenge and don't forget you have a chance of winning a £10 voucher for Jill's on-line shop.

I have been very lucky this week and received two gifts. One was a present from Irene at
Eye See Crafting.
She has made this gorgeous ATC holder and entered it into Tuesday Treasures, little did I know she had made it for me, but when we met for coffee in the week she presented me with it.

Thank you Irene I love it.

The second parcel arrived in the post and was a gorgeous set of goodies I received from 
I entered their March Mini Challenge and won  -
Thank you ladies, I really appreciate this fabulous prize.

Update on my dear hubbie - he had his gall bladder taken out yesterday and is home today - amazing this key hole surgery you know. Anyway he had a huge amount of tiny stones in it so hopefully all the pain he was experiencing will disappear now.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

hugs {brenda} xox



Inkypinkycraft said...

A stunning card definitely fit for a queen!! Love the frantage..hugs trace x Hope your hubbie makes a speedy recovery.x

Margreet said...

This is definitely a regal card, Brenda...stunning details....congrats on your wonderful health wishes for your hubbie!
xxx Margreet

Kathyk said...

GREAT news about hubby's op, hope his recovery is textbook too.

LOVELY project - defo fit for a Queen!

Your ATC gift holder is splendid too

Happy Friday and a great weekend to you too


Irene said...

Just brilliant, I so love the little shelf with the crown on, what a great idea, I would never of thought of doing that.Brenda, bless your heart, you are more than welcome. Would love to see what ATC's you put in your folder. Glad Ken's op went OK, hope he recovers soon.
Have a good weekend.
Irene xx

Berry said...

Wow Brenda this is stunning what an array of regal quality! Just fab hugs Rebekah xx

Karin said...

wow, stunning card! have a nice weekend!

Gina said...

Firstly, glad hubby is ok :D
Love the effect you got on this card, the half rosette reminds me of one of those badges that have medals hanging on them. Lovely over all effect :D XXX

catherine said...

This is so fantastic Brenda and looks so effective. Love the colours and the images. Your gift is so lovely and such a lovely friend to make it for you
x catherine

Netty said...

Smashing card Brenda and love the half rosette with the crown on top. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh so glad your hubbie is ok. i am sure you are giving him lots of TLC lol
LOve the regal card..the rosette and crown are gorgeous
Lisa x


OOooh - I love all the bling on this right royal piece of gorgeousness Brenda!
All the elements are fantastic, but one thing I absolutely adore is the little shelf you created from half a rosette - perfect for displaying ones crown!

Have a happy weekend - Sylvia xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, This is a fabulous card, love the effects you have achieved.
Hope DH is well on the mend now after his op.
Avril xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Beautiful card, Brenda, and I'm sure it's even more impressive in real life. So glad Ken's surgery went well, and hopefully he will soon be feeling better.
Joyce xx

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, glad to hear your dh is doing better.

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love the shelf, the embossing looks fabulous.

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda
First may I reassure you that Hubby will feel heaps better now that he has had those stones removed, he can survive without a Gall bladder, he may not be able to tolerate certain foods but he will learn quickly!!!!!
Secondly; your card epitomises the true essence of Regal.
Gosh where do I begin in relaying to you all that is gorgeous about this creation, the Victorian velvet is the perfect colour along with the Gold accents, you have texture, dimension, and your Key is such a wonderful Tactile element, it is just so elegant and dare I say Royal!

Unknown said...

Stunning work Brenda love it, big hugs Jo xxx

Zoechaos said...

Very regal, that silhouette is perfect. XOXO Zoe

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful card, great texture and elements.

Anonymous said...

Brenda this is fit for a queen !! Love the blingy gorgeousness here, the soft pinks and the gorgeous design on this super royal card.