Saturday, August 10, 2013

I love the smell of new stamps...

...in the morning. Any time, really. I am still over the moon that I won the July release from Flourishes, and I'm having a great time getting them inky :) I have a rare-for-me triple challenge card to share this morning - for the Birthday Card challenge at Moxie Fab World, the paper-piecing challenge at little red wagon, and the Texture challenge at The Pink Elephant. 


Supplies: stamps from Flourishes - pinwheels & popsicles; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic Markers; rhinestone strips from Dollarama; paper piercer, black embroidery thread; yellow sparkle fabric paint from Tulip



I've coloured all the lanterns twice - once on the card panel, and once on another sheet. I then cut then out, rolled each one around a pencil, and attached with a thin piece of foam tape in the middle. This lets the lanterns have a rounded appearance (I really did squeal when I attached them - it worked just like I'd hoped!). This is my paper-pieced section - I hope it still counts. 

For texture, I've stitched along the 'wire' lines of the stamp, used foam tape to pop up the lanterns, added rhinestones; and painted around the lanterns with textured dimensional fabric paint. I love how the yellow glitter gives the same soft glow as lantern light! 

The 'birthday' challenge is pretty clear, I think. 

xoxo,
Jessi

24 comments:

Karen said...

very fun card...

Dana said...

Amazing!!! I LOVE how you created the glow around the laterns!! Very nice card!!

~amy~ said...

sigh, I love it. the glitz is wonderful.
the smell of new stamps...cracked me up.

Stacy said...

The glow around the lanterns is such a cool effect! I really like the lantern stamp too!!

Annette Allen said...

SO cute.. love how you added the bling.. great card

Donna said...

awesome possum! those lanterns are fab-u-tastic!! the glitter totally gives a soft lantern glow...love it!

jimlynn said...

Shimmer and shine and all things FINE! SO pretty!!! Love all the bling on here and that cute stamp. Love it!
Lynn

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card and love the 3D lanterns! Love the rows of sequins and the glittering touch on the bg, Jessi!

Lindsey said...

This so totally works! What a terrific card. The gold sparkly lantern glow is perfect.

Asha said...

This is wonderful, Jessi. Love what you've done with the lanterns. And the glow...so beautiful.
Congrats on your bumper win!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Barb said...

beautiful! i love the shimmery glow of the fabric paint...so pretty!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Gorgeous card, Jessi! Love the lanterns and so pretty with the glittery background and the fun colored details!! Love it!! Saw your gorgeous and fun Paper Smooches frames card on Kim's blog!! So cool!!! :D
Enjoy! Hugs, Wendy

Chris D. said...

Brilliant! I was like, "How'd she get the lanterns to glow like that?!", before I even started to read your post! This is fabulous Jessi! Love it!

fairyrocks said...

Love your fussy cutting and shadowing. Perfect card. Thanks for popping by, keep smiling and creating.

Jayne said...

This is a beauty Jessi, the paper piecing is fabulous and I love the glittery glow behind. Thanks for sharing with us this week over at LRW.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Well, I can see why you like the free set...it is really cool! You lucky girl!

Great card, as always! Loving the happy summer colors.


Greta said...

Wowzer, Jessi! This is one fantastic card--love every creative detail!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Triple challenge and triple winner, Jessi! I love your 3D lanterns and the glow that you achieved for illumination!!

Violent Kittie said...

I think you have a triple threat going on! I love how you made those lanterns glow

~Tammy~ said...

Oh the glow the shimmer the bling! This came together to make an amazing card! This is one super duper cool card girl! Big congrats on your prize winnings! Who doesn't love new stamps!

Angela said...

Wow! Fabo! Love the yellow glittery "illumination" behind the lanterns...so pretty!

Cath said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

lostinpaper said...

Love the added glitter and the lines of bling are genius Jessi, such a fab cas design!

Jenny said...

Now that title caught my eye as I have a fettish for just going in my craftroom and smelling my leaf stamps!!!
Love the warm glow behind those lanterns.... Expecting a moth to appear any minute now... Lol. Great place to add stitching too for that twisted wire effect :0)
Jenny x