Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Stampsmith Card

I found this company when my LSS store was having a huge convention. What caught my eye about them is that they have stamps of some of the most iconic Hollywood stars. Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, James Dean and a lot of other images besides just movie stars. I absolutely loved that about them.  They're celebrating a year of having their Challenge blog and having a stamping challenge aswell. This challenge theme is ribbon and lace.

My card

It features Marilyn Monroe with one of their photostamps.  I can't find this image on their online store they just have a message stating that if you're interested in one of their Movie Stars stamps to contact estelle@stampsmith.net. To achieve that old photo look was a complete and total accident. I stamped the image with Jet Black Stazon, it was the only ink that gave a deep even impression, on Copic's Xpress Blending Card. Trimmed it out and added a thin layer of Glossy Accents. Put it in the freezer. After 20 minutes I took it out, I was hoping it was frozen and dried so that I can just crack it and make it look really distressed. Not dried. Tried it again 20 minutes later and still not dried. Left it over night.  It cracked, then it thawed out and went went again. Threw it in the trash. Was working on how I could achieve the same look, looked down at the trash can and saw how cool of a look it got once it dried. The edged bled into the picture and got that white border all on it's own.  LOVE! For the card base and black layer I used American Crafts cardstock. I started embellishing it. The lace is from Hobby Lobby, the ribbon and bling is from Michaels, the flower is from Joanns, it's sold by the yard. Did some stitching and added a sentiment which came from MFT's How Sweet It Is, I inked a word at a time so that I can make it go across instead of up and down. That finished up the card.

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  1. Gorgeous! Gotta love Marilyn! Beautiful design and love that bling! So glad you could join us at The Stampsmith Challenge! Good luck in the draw!

  2. What a fun Marilyn creation - love the black and red together with all the bling - just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at The Stampsmith Challenge. Best of luck in the draw! :)

  3. Hi
    Definitely fun and vibrant, just like Marilyn herself.
    So glad you found The Stampsmith Challenge. There is a new theme announced on the 1st of each month so hope to see you again.
    Good Luck with the prize draw.

  4. Isn't it funny how sometimes our goofs turn out so cool?! Cool, get it?? LOL. Seriously, very nice card and love the addition of the rhinestone flourish. Thanks for joining us at the Stampsmith Challenge.