Good morning everyone. Happy October 1st. Can you believe it's that time of year already..There are only 12 weeks until Christmas. WOW..That's scary.
So, if you came here from Janie's Blog then you are on the right trail. If you didn't find your way here from Janie's blog, go back to the beginning, which starts at the Official QKD blog. You don't want to miss anything good.
The theme for today is SKULLS/STEAM PUNK. I chose SKULLS. I'm not much on the steam punk thing, but I figured I could do just fine with skulls. The stamp I picked is called Memories and is available for sale at the QKD Store. I also used the Wicked sentiment.
I began by stamping the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used colored pencils and OMS to color in both images. I used a light gray on the face and the skull. Sand, light brown and harvest gold on the lady. I colored in the eyes and mouth of the skull and her lips with red. Her hair is done in shades of black. I used some Sakura glitter pen in Clear Star to highlight the designs on her face and hair as well as the skull.
For the sentiment I used turquoise and black for the words and blended them together. I used red on the roses as well as the Sakura glitter pen. Two shades of green did the leaves and the cute little spider and web are highlighted with the glitter pen. I inked around the edges with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I matted the sentiment with a 1/8th inch border on Turquoise card stock by Colorbok.
To put this card together, I started with a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of GP White Card stock cut in half and 5 1/2". I took one half and scored it horizontally at 4 1/4". The finished size ends up being 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I cut a piece of Recollection's Haunted Estate DP to 4" x 5 1/4". I ran that through my Cuttlebug using a Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Folder. I then adhered that to the card base using my ATG gun. I then ran the sentiment through the Cuttlebug with the same embossing folder. I am not sure of the name, I haven't been able to find it. I used Labels 10 to cut out the oval shape behind Memories. I inked up the top of the embossing folder with Distress Ink in Black Soot and ran it through the Cuttlebug. This technique is almost like Letterpress. It gives your shape a very interesting look. I then fussy cut Memories out leaving a very thin white space around her. I attached the Labels 10 (3rd one from the largest) with my ATG and used pop dots to adhere Memories.
The flower is a Rolled Paper Rose that I made. You can find many tutorials on how to do this technique on you tube as well as Splitcoast Stampers. I'm sure there are alot of tutorials out there. I curled the edges of the rose, added some Stickles in Hologram and placed a jewel in the center. Two rhinestones on either edged of the Labels 10 die cut finished off the card.
I hope you have enjoyed my card today. If you look below you will find the link to the next blog. Keep on hopping and checking out all of the wonderful works my design team sisters are creating. Join us tomorrow for Day 2.
Stamp: Memories from Queen Kat Designs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; DI Vintage Photo; DI Black Soot
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils and OMS; Sakura Glitter Pen in Clear Star
Card stock: White-GP; Turquoise and Red-Colorbok
Designer Paper: Recollections Haunted Estate
Tools: Cuttlebug; Trimmer; Tim Holtz Embossing Folder;
Rhinestones: Queen and Co.
Glitter: Stickles Holographic
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots
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