my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Saturday, 28 May 2011

The Stampman Recipe

At The Stampman fortnightly challenge this time we had to choose three elements from a bingo style recipe card. I chose torn/ripped, ribbon,and red as my three, and here is the card that I made with them.
I started by stamping the  little girl stamp onto ivory card and again onto a piece of patterned scrapbook paper. I coloured the childs face with colour soft pencils and tied two tiny ribbon bows and fixed them to her hair. Then I cut out just the dress part of  the second image and sewed three tiny buttons onto it and then stuck it over the first image. I tore round the edge and coloured it with Barn Door Distress ink. I took a piece of shaded red card and tore around it to fit the front of an ivory folded card and coloured the edge as before, then randomly stamped the "you make me smile" spiral in Tuxedo black Memento ink and the mesh with the Barn Door ink. I fixed a brad with some ribbon to the top left corner before sticking it to the card. I found some pearlised card with red daisies embedded into it which has been in my stash for years and I tore a strip of it ,edged it with the same red ink and fixed it across the front and then mounted the main image on foam pads over it.To finish off I stamped the word Smile in black ink at the bottom. All of the stamps I used are from Art Journey.  



  1. Lovely card Jean. You used the colour choice so well. The flower card was a lucky find in your 'old' stash. It goes with the rest perfectly.
    Kate x

  2. This is a stunner. I love the red scheme, it works so well. Barn Door is probably the colour I use least, I think it frightens me but you have shown perfectly how to use it to the best effect. The spiral sentiments are gorgeous.
    Thanks so much for joining in with us at The Stampman this time.
    hugs Lisax