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Monday, May 26, 2014

Faceless Beauty

I have to say, I absolutely fell in LOVE with this stamp when I first saw it on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog here - Faceless Beauty by Unity Stamp Co.  And it was perfect for my niece - she's 14, on her third hip operation and just going through some really tough times these days.  

Something else I've been eyeing up for a long time was the embossing paste!!  Super excited about that.  This was the first time playing with it, I used the white, and OMG, so much you can do with this stuff.  I've been seeing it everywhere in blogland.  I picked up some clear too, I want to use it on every card :)  I added some Martha Stewart glitter while it was still wet and it clings great!!  This was my first time colouring black hair too, and I must say the copics were very forgiving, I went over it a few times and finally settled on the way it is, I'm satisfied.  

The challenge at Simon's Monday Challenge Blog is 'The Artsy Stamp'.  I think this is soooo 'Artsy'!  I wanted to keep the card simple and clean so that the image stayed the focus of the card.  For the inside though, I added a bit of We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard paper to match the envelope I made, just so it all ties in together.  Some more encouraging words inside from Stampin Up's Feel Goods stamp set.

Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co. Faceless Beauty, Stampin Up Feel Goods
Paper:  WE R Memory Keepers Chalkboard, PTI Stampers Select
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, copics
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste, Martha Stewart white gold glitter, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, Taylored Expressions Label Stacklets 1 die, Hero Arts white embossing powder



Arlene said...

So cute and artsy!

Bananastamper said...

Beautiful card Caroline! I recently ordered from Unity and can't wait to play with my new stamps! The embossed background is so fun! I don't know if I am brave enough to try that technique, lol! Can't wait to see what else you do with it.

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty...and I see you used the embossing paste...I love to enable other crafty girls!!! Lee-Ann :)

Donna said...

Fabulous card! Love the embossing paste with the glitter.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wow! I can certainly see why you fell in love with this stamp! It is a striking image and I love the sentiment and confidence it conveys. You used it so beautifully, too! The colors are so energetic and she seems so full of life. I really like how you paired her with a more subtle, yet still gorgeous, background. Really lovely piece and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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