Monday, 23 July 2012

'Practical' Perella Card

Hi Crafty Friends...........hope you all had a lovely weekend. The weather in the West of Scotland has not improved much, however, I am glad that  many of you are seeing more sunshine. As usual the weekend passed much to quickly and its back to work before we know it x

The card below was made for a close friends birthday. I used stamps by Lynne Perella for Paper Artsy.  Given the dimensions of the long stamp I decided to create a bookmark as part of her gift. The background of the card was blended with various DI's, namely vintage photo and rusty hinge.  I then stamped  over the background using a flourish stamp/clear embossing ink. Gold embossing powder was added and heat set, creating further dimension. The stamps were cut out and  blended with DI's. I then used a Ranger TH watercolour brush to colour the stamped images with diluted DI and love the intensity of the water colour. On the bookmark I blended embossing ink and clear embossing powder over all areas before using my heat gun to set it. ( this made the book mark a bit more resilient to wear and tear )  The bookmark was attached to the card using a small  velcro  dot, enabling it to be removed as required.  Ribbon was added to the bookmark and a  wire embellishment was added  across the smaller stamped image.

Over at the Sunday Stampers Challenge the theme this week  is 'More than Words'. This piece certainly fits the bill as there is a word, but also my friend has a lovely bookmark to use and  treasure.


A huge 'Thank You' for visiting my blog and leaving such kind comments. As always, I shall return the compliment.

Crafty Hugs  Annie x

           







22 comments:

  1. Hi Annie, I love that stamp you have used, it is fabulous, lovely to see it in different colours too. Great idea to do a bookmark, they are always so useful and the wire word is a lovely finishing touch. A really beautiful card. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  2. Wow your friend will adore this card Annie plus what a clever idea to make her a bookmark as well.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  3. Good grief Annie, I wish I was that friend of yours! These are stunning, I love the Lynn Perella images and you have used them to perfection. Gorgeous jewel like colour scheme and those embossed swirls are glorious. hat a wonderful pressie to receive xx

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  4. Love those images, fab card & bookmark Annie! x

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  5. Love your art this week - I have that stamp set too and it's gorgeous to use. You've coloured it beautifully!

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  6. Hi Annie
    As a Bookworm this appeals to me on so many levels. The fact it is not only a beautiful, arty card but has a use beyond decorative is fabulous.
    Stunning use of the stamps.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. Thank you so much for the loveliest of comments re my Venice cards in Stampers' Sampler

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  7. Wow, this is amazing! I'm sure your friend will love it.

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  8. HI Annie. I really like your card! LOVE the stamped images and how you colored them! Those Paper Artsy stamps are awesome! I also really like your embossing on the background. I really like your matching bookmarks, too. They are a wonderful design! Your friend will love this! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! You have no idea how happy it makes me that I inspire you. Thank you!!! <3 Candy

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  9. Fabulous .. i love the background and a great idea to make the bookmark
    Lisa x

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  10. A beautiful and very creative piece Annie. love the images and the colours
    x catherine

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  11. Fantastic stamping,very creative. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU, good luck with the draw. Hope to see you for our next challenge at our new blog. Hugz Suzanne

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  12. Really Really beautiful.
    Love the colors you used.

    Greetings Janny

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  13. What a beautiful gift and such a clever idea to use the stamp for a bookmark. Bet your friend will be thrilled to receive this. Hugs, Buttons x

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  14. You may or may not know that I have these stamps and I love making bookmarks so this is right up my street!! I made a bookmark using one of these stamps too so great minds think alike! Wonderful stamping and colour work Annie.
    Juliax

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  15. oh wow Hun these are just brilliant just adore the card and the detail is amazing and such a super idea to make the book mark too just love love your work Hun hugs Cherylxxxxxx

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  16. How cool!!! I love these images! So cool and original and so fun!!!

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  17. Absolutely fabulous Annie. You know how much I adore those stamps. Hugs from my holibags. Mum xxxxxx

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  18. A wonderful card, great texture on it. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

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  19. Love it! It's gorgeous! Those stamps are very beautiful!

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  20. Absolutely FAHHBULOUS Annie, loving those stamps, I haven't got any ... yet lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper and apologies for my late arrival!!! x

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  21. What a clever idea and a beautiful idea! Thank you so much for joining us a FSC this week. Best wishes, Yvonne

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  22. A fabulous creation. Thanks for getting messy and inky with FSC.
    Fliss x

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Annie x