Monday, September 5, 2011

i miss shoe .......

This card is for todays Clean and Simple challenge at Splitcoast stampers. The theme was "shoes".

I've had this Uptown Design stamp for ages and thought of it immediately when I saw todays theme. This if one of those rare stamps in my collection; it's seen ink many times. LOL

I copied the colors that are on the stamp label so I can't take credit for the lovely combination. If it were left to me I'd never use yellow; however I started making this card at 1:00am so I didn't feel like "thinking" about colors. :)

There are three layers to this card; the first is the base card, then a frame in Elegant Eggplant (though for the life of me I can't get it to look like anything other than black), followed by Very Vanilla for the main panel. I masked off a very loose rectangle and spounged on Daffodil Delight. I inked up the shoe stamp in Elegant Eggplant (making sure not to ink the attached sentiment) and stamped that into the masked area. I removed the mask and using the fine tip end of the Elegant Eggplant marker, drew in a broken line frame.

By time I finished coloring the shoe it was getting towards 2am. I stopped for a tea break and then I bravely picked up my clippers and cut out the shoe!!! I didn't mess up the image or lose a finger....miracles really do happen. LOL

I attached the shoe to the top of the banner; then attached pop-ups to both pieces to give the card some depth and called it done. :D

I'm very pleased with this card even though its mainly yellow. Heck I'm so pleased I'm going to keep the Daffodil out and use it on another stamp project.


  1. This is fabulous, all the work and using a colour you would normally avoid was well worth all of the effort.

  2. Hi Carole, what a fabulous piece of artwork. I can't believe you managed to stay up so late and produce something so fabulous, I certainly couldn't. The colours are beautiful together (and yellow isn't a colour I use much either).

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment on my Metallic card.


  3. Wow!! This is brilliant Carole! xx

  4. Hi Carole
    Fabulous card it ....congrats on being showcased on LIM.....FABBY CARD ...WELL DONE ...YOU DESERVE IT ....HUGS SYLVIE

  5. OMGosh!! I love this! What a cute sentiment!