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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Using my old rubber stamps

I had on my to do list to make a sassy birthday card using rubber stamps. I had only one image I felt suited the theme, so  I blew the dust off my showgirl from Whimsy Stamps. I wanted to use this stamp in a new way, so I stamped a cocktail glass from Magnolia, masked it and then I placed the showgirl like she's sitting inside the glass. The image is colored with Promarkers and the glass has loads of glossy accent on it.

I had planned to use a sketch as inspiration for my card, but I had to change plans along the way as I wasn't happy with how I'd colored the white space around the image, which forced me to fussy cut it. I used my embossing folder with falling snow, then I added gold, silver and frantage to the spots and background, I think it gave her a background with lots of party feel to it. The birthday sentiment is in Norwegian and was is embossed with silver EP.

This card is for these challenges:
Twofers - #4 Sassy
Mervi's Candy and Challenge - Birthday
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes with Twist of Black
Crafty Cardmakers - Make It Sparkle
Incy Wincy Designs - Pin Up Girls


Jane Willis said...

What a fabulous card! Perfect for our Sassy challenge. The cloud of champagne bubbles looks wonderful! Thanks for joining us again at twofers

Zoechaos said...

This is the definition of Sassy, terrific design love the bubbles, thank you for sharing with us and being such a great supporter of Twofers. XOXO Zoe

Chrissy said...

She looks fabulous sitting in the glass Pia and I love the frantage effective with the embossed sentiment..Gorgeous.


Home sweet home said...

WOW!Dette kortet er kjempe flott,herligt motiv.

Du har laget mange flotte kort.

Ha en fin dag.


Mrs.B said...

Fabulous! Just love the image against all those sparkly bubbles, it just shouts Celebrate and Party!
Avril xx

Laine said...

She is fabulous Pia. Great idea to add the image to the glass and the background detail is wonderful.

sandie said...

I absolutely love it! What a fun image and so cool to add her into the cocktail glass. What amazing texture too. This is such a party girl image any one that gets this will just love it x

loz said...

I LOVE this Pia. She look fabulous sitting in the glass..Loz

Lau W said...

Oh wow ! Just fabulous !!! So creative card ! Love the bubbles, fab idea Pia !

Pat K said...

Fabulous! Very creative use of this stamp and love the frantage bubbles...awesome card. hugs, Pat K x

Michelle said...

WOW Stunning card - a real show stopper - love this - Michelle x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really awesome and such a very clever idea. Looks great sweetie.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card Pia, beautiful background, bubbles or sparkle, we need it! Superlovely girl in a glass, great design.
Thank you for sharing at my Candy & Challenge, good luck for the draw;-))m

Sue B said...

Oh Wowzer!!! this is such a clever design Pia… love how you've masked the image into the glass… and the frantage bubbles look awesome!! you've really captured 'celebration' in this card :-)
Hope you're having a good week
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Monika Reeck said...

oh wooooww Pia
I love that bubble champagne too
so adorble and yeah she is sexy and great colored
love your design
not much embellishment but so gorgeous Pia
will be a winner card
give me 5 Euro if I am right hehehe just a joke
your back n white plus red card always funtastic dear.
hugs, Monika

Jacee said...

What a great design Pia, you've made a fabulous card here, so clever, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Pia, your showgirl looks great in the glass and your sparkly background is brilliant.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hubba hubba! What a gorgeous card! It's sassy yet elegant at the same time. I LOVE the background you made with the frantage and metallics! Well done!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow!! This is so creative, Pia! The background with all these spots of frantage gives perfectly the idea of the little bubbles of champagne! Your card is sassy and very fun! And has an elegant look as always! Love how you masked the glass and stamp the pinup inside it! She seems really sitting inside! Fabulous work!

Donna Ellis said...

Oh, Pia! Fantastic card design with such happy textures and image! Your card makes me smile, too! hugs, de

Diane said...

Love your sassy birthday card design Pia.

Hugs Diane

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Stunning card Pia! You nailed it for a Sassy card! Love how you put her in the glass! Awesome use of the embossing folder too!


Heather said...

A stunning card Pia, I'm so glad I'm not the one one who planning one card and end up with another!! This is superb - an adorable image in the champagne glass. I love now you've created the stunning 'bubbles'!!

Heather xx

Desire Fourie said...

Awesome rubber stamping Pia. Love the gold and silver bubbly effect.
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meg said...

Fabulous card Pia she sure looks happy and sassy

Sally Dodger said...

A really fun card Pia. I love how you have combined the two images, the glass looks fabulous with the glossy accents and the embossing powder background is brilliant. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

Christi Conley said...

I adore this card!! She looks so sassy sitting in that champagne glass! Thank you SO much for joining us at TWOFERS ~ Christi DT
Art without Anxiety {My Personal Blog}

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs, good luck!!! Amy DT

Unknown said...

Love it the sparkle in her face and glass just lovely
thanks for joining incy wincy
Lynne DT

Donna said...

So awesome Pia, she is beautiful and the glass and bubbles are fabulous! Donna

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

What a fun card!Love those bubbles what a great effect!
Perfect card for the theme at Crafty Cardmakers and more this time,thank you so much for joining us and for sharing your lovely creation :)
Hugs,Nessa DT XXX

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation lovely design and super colours used..
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Marina said...

This has a fabulous party feel - love the silvery confetti and fabulous masking to put the showgirl in the glass. Whoever receives this is going to love it!

Karen C said...

How fun! Love all of the embossing! Thanks for joining our ‘Pin Up Girls’ Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs! Hope you join up for our next challenge!
Karen C

Mimi said...

I love this! Maybe it's not what you had in mind when you began, but it turned out fabulously! So celebratory.

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applejack cards by sue said...

Great fun..loving the champagne. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Artistic Inspirations. Sue DT xx

crafty-stamper said...

Definitely sassy lol love the merged images and fabulous party background
Carol x

Peanut said...

I'd look that happy if champagne bubbles were raining down on me! Such a unique card, classy and saucy at the same time. Awesome!
x Asha