Saturday, February 26, 2011

Nothing To It! A Handmade Note Card for City Crafter Challenge Blog

For the last several weeks I have had a great time playing along with the challenges at the City Crafter Challenge Blog. This week's challenge was to create a card with "no bows, no lace, no flowers, no buttons." Ugh...No ribbon, no brads...no buttons...no bows...what is a girl to do? :o)

As I started thinking about what project I could do, I remembered this outline stamp in my stash. I have never used it so I thought, well, the image can't handle much embellishment, so let me try it now!


The image was first heat embossed with Silver Pearl Embossing Powder on a black sheet of card stock. I then began to paint it with moistened Perfect Pearls. Let me tell you, it took on a life of its own. My original intent was to add sparkles, but after the painting was complete, I felt that it would have been over the top! :o) The completed image was cut out directly along the embossing lines and matted to match colors that are in the image.

I know that I keep saying it, but I really do enjoy the City Crafter Challenge Blog's unique weekly challenges. Please do visit them and see the wonderful artwork that other participants create. For Now, Happy Crafting!

5 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

oh wow, this is one great piece of art Cindy, it remind me of stained glass, wonderful work, hanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Linda R. said...

What a wonderful card you have created.. It looks like a work of art.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card, love the shimmery paint, it's like a stained glass window. X

Ros said...

Stunning ... and so beautifully done ... thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB

Cheryl Nelson said...

wow!! so pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!