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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

A New Stamp

Among  my Christmas gifts was this rather lovely B Line stamp, and this week I decided to make a card with it. I began by stamping the image onto a piece of ivory card with sepia
Versafine ink. I usually use ColourSoft pencils for colouring but I have
found that although I have the complete set of them there is not much
choice of skin tones so I recently bought some Spectrum Noir pens in
the skin colours and they are what I used for this. I did add a tiny touch of red pencil to her lips though, and a brown one to darken her eyelids, and then some gold Stickles to her beads. When that was dry I cut the piece into a rectangle and used a corner punch to round the corners, and shaded the edge with vintage photo Distress ink.I chose two toning papers from a Paper Mania pack called Nostalgia Warm for the backing panels, tearing them and inking the edges and then mounting  them onto an ivory base card. Next I wrapped some brown organza  ribbon and a piece of pale pink lace across and finished it with a bow and  a little beige rose.The main image is mounted on foam pads over the ribbon.
 I am entering this for, Lets Ink it Up; Anything Goes, and
 Sugar Creek Hollow; Go Girly.


  1. What a pretty and very feminine card. I love how you have coloured this gorgeous vintage lady. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  2. Wow loe the vintage feel to your project, fab colour choice and image. Thanks for taking part in our challenge this month at LIIU, hope to see you again. Hugz Suzanne

  3. This is lovely Jean. (I bet I know where you got that stamp from!). I love any of the alcohol pens for skin tones. You have made a real vintage feel card. Kate x

  4. Your card is beautiful, love the vintage colour tones.
    Yvonne x

  5. What a beautiful card Jean, such a lovely image and colours. Dianne. x

  6. Lovely style! I am sooo in love with vintage/artdeco/steampunk style! I just started making cards so I need lots of examples to learn!
    Thank you for the beautifull image :)

  7. This is a gorgeous image Jean and looks perfect with those papers, very feminine.
    Avril xx

  8. I love this Jean, it's beautifully vintage looking and you've coloured the image perfectly. Maria x

  9. By the way, congratulations on your top 5 at the Stampman! Maria x

  10. Gorgeous! Vintage! Glam! Thanks for playing along at the LIIU challenge this month! Good luck.