Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Curiouser and Curiouser

"I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date...no time to say hello, goodbye, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late"
~White Rabbit, Alice In Wonderland

As soon as I saw this set of stamps, I just knew I'd love working with them. I've always had a fascination with Alice In Wonderland, it's one of my favourite books and I absolutely adore the Walt Disney 1951 film version, with a particular soft spot for the White Rabbit. So, today I'm sharing this card with you featuring just two of a set of character stamps from TJ Designs and bought from Scrapshed.
I wanted to make a card that integrated various elements from the stories. So, I used some old playing cards, including the Queen of Hearts and a beautiful white satin ribbon to represent Alice's bow on her dress. The papers are some stunning handmade papers that I bought a while ago from Costco and until now, they've been sitting a box, in the craft room, where I stroke, look but never use them!! The actual stamped image, which I hope you can see in the photos, is tripled enamelled using ultra thick embossing powder. It's a long process but it's worth taking the time to do and it gives a beautiful effect. Once the embossed image has cooled and hardened, I then matted and layered it onto some mirri card and a piece of white card, which I embossed through the Sizzix using one of Tim Holtz's embossing folders. Finally, I stamped a quote onto a tag and attached this to the ribbon.
Right, I'm off into the kitchen to give Nigella a run for her money, lol...and cook some Italian food for tonight's dinner. Hope you are all having a fab week and a big hello to all my new followers, thanks for stopping by...
Love Emma
xx

3 comments:

  1. FABULOUS card, such a cute set of stamps too. Those Costco papers look WONDERFUL - I have the more collage-y set of double sided papers from Costco which were wonderful value too.

    Kathyk

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  2. Ooooh this is fabulous Emma - love the image and all the elements you've put together to make the card so special.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  3. oh my...this is the PERFECT THEME! The all ready vivid story of Alice brought to life in paper craft form...it just lends itself so well! and you've captured it wonderfully here! :D

    the detail and texture of this card is incredible! that wonderful dark and rich backing paper is so beautiful! but the image, for me, is centerpiece...not only for the detail but for how beautifully you have it displayed...

    ...just incredible! <333

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