For this card i wanted to use a shaped card as so far i have loved the image so much that i had not given much thought to putting it onto a shaped card as i thought this might distract from the image. I love stepper cards as i always think they stand out form all other cards on a shelf. Plus i love the idea that my card will be sitting on a mantle as a work of art - even if only for a few days!
So stepper card decided, i set about with the colours and backing papers, I love the autumn colours on this card on this card i have tried to incorporate a number of different textures and materials but without making the card look messy or disorganised.
I used different materials for the backing of the panels, i also embossing and different papers from the same pack, using coloured brads to match. When doing the embossed panel i realised that i had embossed the paper upside down, i turned it around and re-did the embossing. The paper started to break up a bit and looked a bit worn but i feel that this just added to the texture of the card. To try to add some different dimensions to the card i set the panels in different positions on the card. I hand made some flowers, and used some ribbon that i was given as part of a craft goodie bag for my birthday from my best mate (and crafting buddy) Paula Dunn.
I coloured Vivian with promarkers and a touch of gel pen in white (i love images like Vivian, they give me lots of opportunities to play with shading). I decoupaged Vivians hat and skirt for added dimension. I completed the card and then realised that i haven't put a sentiment onto it!!! As i am a girl at heart myself and i have loved making the card i thought that the sentiment that i used was perfect. I made a tag as it is not something i have used before but somehow circular sentiments just dont seem to suit Steampunk Vivian. I used my distress ink on the sentiment and in my haste i smudged the ink that printed the sentiment, i thought this improved the rustic look and carried on regardless.
I dont think i have ever written so much about a card i have done which just goes to show how much i loved making it as i could go on forever! So to the pictures .....
This is a picture of my dining table which i take over when card making and the basis of my card
The final result.....
Very distressed sentiment!
Hand made flowers with co-ordinating glitter.
Lastly the poor spider that was wobbled around while i tried to take a good picture in natural light!
Thanks for looking!!!!!