This is the trigger photo--
Ooo, pretty, right? Lovely colors, and nice shiny porcelain....
Ok, so I made this--
This took me a million hours to do, mostly because I struggled to do another card, only to go back and see I used TOTALLY wrong colors....I would have SWORN I remembered blue in that photo...
That one looks like this--
But wait! Let me tell you about the one I LIKE first!
So, I really wanted to get the idea of the comb, so I scored vertical lines on the card front to reference them. LOVE my Scor-Buddy for this stuff. Now, I also love my Scor-pal, when I am doing big stuff, but for every day, if you have the choice, pick the Scor-Buddy. MUCH easier to deal with. I also see a TON of the Martha Stewart mini boards, but while they do have way more grooves, I hear about the stylus jumping all over your cardstock sometimes. Don't have one, can't say for sure.
The text paper is from Stampin up, and I tore the edges and swiped the whole thing with white pigment ink, pad to paper, just to soften it. On top of that is half a doily, then little sprigs punched with a Martha Stewart punch. (A must have, for me)
The flower. Well, I really wanted a peach flower, but I have NO peach paper. How is THAT possible? So, I used orange, and topped it with vellum. Peach-ISH! Or peach via trick-o'-the-eye!
That's done with a SU punch and stamp set. I did the stamping in versamark, and embossed with white powder. I love how some of the stamped part actually shows through the vellum!
The center is one of the old build-a-brad things from SU, and the center is a scrap of the paper I did the leaves with. They're done with a Sizzix sizzlit on some VERY old paper I had been hoarding a scrap of. Happy to use it in JUST the right spot!
The best part, for me, is where I get to reference the white porcelain bowl by using white enamel accents around the center brad, and in among the leaves. Subtle shine, but nice impact, and that "little something extra."
Ok, now for the one that didn't make it--
HERE? On this card I used the piece that was used as the stencil. Waste not, want not. I seriously thought a day after looking at the photo, that the flowers on the comb were pink and cream, with some green and a pop of blue. WHERE did I get THAT from?
This is a bit (!) on the fussy side for me, really, but I guess it's an okay card, all in all.
I was lucky enough to hear Vidal Sassoon speak a few years ago, and he showed some photos from over the years. Some were CRAZY hairdos, which he admitted to, but he said about them, "if we hadn't done this, we would never have gotten HERE (Insert picture of lovely hairdo)." The process isn't always pretty. The results are what we present to everybody else.
I showed you some of my process because we're tight like that. I don't do this with just ANYBODY, you know! Hope it helps, somehow.
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