Gallery Idol Round 4 !
I love the movement in the borders and I got thinking about using an idea I’ve had in my head since this contest began. I wanted to coil acetate. So first I stamped it one side with the stars in gold ink and the opposite with white
Now the sentiment positioning was sorted, I wanted to use the border stamps to create more movement at the bottom of the arrow and thought I could also use another small border stamp to act as a shadow to the stitching ‘flames’ I wanted to do. First I did the stamping (actually, first I tried it out on scrap paper as because my concept was organic, I was doing everything in the wrong order!!
At this point I got a little stuck. It looked a bit dull and I couldn’t find a colour to add as a matt behind.
I came back to it the next day and spied some Coredinations glitter card and thought a double colour would be fun
I also added some teeny gold and red flat sequins to echo the ‘flames’ and give more movement.
So nearly done, the white space at the top right was bugging me…looked just too empty. I left it another night and came back to an idea of spraying a red and gold mist onto some card, stamping the border out and cutting out the individual stars. Yup, these stars are crazily small. Took quite a while.
I’d finished it. I never take this long to make a card. Ever.
Hope you like it.
That’s using border stamps 4 ways.
1.Onto an acetate strip
2.As a vehicle to show movement ( the dotted swooshes)
3.As a shadow to my stitching
4.Cut out as individual embellishments.
Hope it’s enough for a little vote?! You can vote right here
Thankyou to all of you xx
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