Nice to be here with you, Hasn't the weather been so gorgeous the last few days?
I know you will all join me in wishing Helen and Mark the owners and Creators of Visible Image a wonderful and huge CONGRATULATIONS as they got married this last week, they are very happy and a couple who I am proud to call friends. So all the luck and love in the world for them and their future.
So I was playing with my stamps and I remember the gorgeous lips in the bite me set so I decided to have some nice bright lips on a grey background, electric blue lips would look so good here too but I chose to go for red and glittery.
So here is today's card ....
And of course me being me I added some vampy fangs in there haha..
I really do love backgrounds like this which I created with just a few greys and a black soot blended edging. You can do this with almost any colour tone on tone to make it have the same sort of effect and then just one pop of colour makes the picture really stand out.
So If you like this card just keep watching to see how to do it...
To start I took a piece of white card and used some grey flannel momento ink and stamped with the Bronte script stamp which everyone knows is one of my absolute favourites, no need to cover the centre as we will be covering that up.
Next I used the same grey ink and a piece of cut and dry to bend in the edges a litte along with a little weathered wood and some London fog ink from momento too. I did go back and add a tiny bit of the black much stronger around the very edge as it really make it a stand out. I set this piece aside for now.
On a smaller piece of card in red momento dew drop ink I stamped the lips and using several distress pens and a black pen and a white gel pen I added all the shade and highlights from the lips.. I drew around the edge of the lips in grey to make them stand forward and added some fangs on the edge of teeth.
I took some white glue that dries clear and added some glass glitter with shards of glass very finely cut but so very sparkly just on the lips no where else. I also matted that piece on to a thin black mat of card.
The backing piece was also matted onto black card and I added the words that came with the lips which was simply "Bite Me lol". I used back archival ink for that and got a nice dark image.
I gave the whole back piece a mat and layer in black and white with a little foam under to raise the centre up just sightly, then I was ready for the centre to be added to the card with thicker foam.
To finish it all off I simple added the dot to the I with a square gem some tiny hand cuffs that dangle so cute plus a couple of locks and a key and lastly some shiny stones in the corner.
Here are some other images of the now finished card, the time that took the most i used to get the lips shaded perfectly with several different distress ink pens.
I chose this angle so you could see me how the little items help play a part in the role of this card and how embellishments can help really theme a card.
So the stamps from the amazing Visible Image used on this card are shown here.
If anyone wants to get anything from Visible image please remember that they are on honeymoon and so wont be back to resume orders until the 24th so orders will be a tiny bit delayed but look what you have to look forward to when at the end of the month yayayay.... I know I have a huge list of items I still would like.
lots of love for today my friends