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