Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Some women only

Hi everyone,

It's time for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge. This time the challenge is to use a woman or women in your project, but only women. I have no stamps of women, so I had to think of something else. Last time I had found a great site with vintage photographs and I have found a nice picture of a lovely girl for my project. After having the background removed in Fireworks, I did my print-and-cut method again. I'm not good at node editing. By node editing you can edit the cutting of the image you want to cut. With pixel trace it isn't always that clean. You really have to know what you're doing or learn to, but I don't know if I ever gonna learn it. You have to practice a lot and have a lot of patience. And I'm not known for my patience ;). For the wings I used Distress embossing powder, black soot. This is the first time I used  Distress embossing powder. I've seen the video on Tim's website about it, and I knew that crystals were coming off afterwards and that you had to shake the powder well. But when I heated with it with my heat gun half of the powder was blown away, literally... Then once it's dry you rub the remaining crystals off with your fingers, but there was almost nothing left. Ultimately I think it's just a very cool look for this card.

Okay here is the result:

The materials I used:
  • Distress Ink: shabby shutters, antique linens, tumbled glass, vintage photo
  • Distress stains: spun sugar
  • archival inks: sepia, coffee
  • Distress Embossing Powder: black soot
  • Paper distresser
  • Perfect pearls: heiloom gold
  • Stamps: prima marketing
  • Grunge paper
  • Paint dabber: gold
  • Stickles: gold
  • Flowers
  • Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Hello. I love your Women Only piece for our Challenge this week! She is lovely. I really like the black soot wings that you embossed behind her. Very cool look. The background is really nice as well and makes your little vintage girl pop nicely. I'll have to check out that site for vintage photographs! Thanks for sharing and thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  2. Love the vintage feel! Beautiful!

  3. Wauw wat een PRACHTIGE kaart Sandra!!!!!
    Groet Patricia

  4. So soft and beautiful! Love your stamped wings behind her... great touch!

  5. This is so very lovely - I adore that image and the wings look fabulous. A great piece and oh so pretty - love it...thanks for sharing your art work with Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!