Friday, April 16, 2010

Guest Bar-tender at Raise the Bar

I was so lucky this week to get the privilege to be a guest designer at Raise the Bar. Make sure to come by and join in the fun. The theme for this week is Movie Mania. I created my Geisha card, with the movie "Memoirs of a Geisha" in mind. I had seen this stamp used sometime ago with the Wax Resist Technique on SCS (I am sorry that I can't remember the wonderful person who posted it. My Apologizes). I loved the look of it and it has sat in the back of my mind since then. When I saw the theme for this week I knew right away it would be a
great opportunity to pull out the stamp and give it a try. Once I created my image I had a bit of time trying to pull the whole card together. The image was so pretty I didn't want to add to much to take you eye away from it, but I did want to add a bit of detail to it. I wanted to find a charm or embellishment that had a bit of an oriental theme to it, but unfortunately and surprisingly had nothing in my collection. So I took a quick trip to Wal-mart and warned in their Craft and Jewellery section that is where I found three different charms that fit what I was looking for. The embellishment I ended up choosing was actually an earring I
found in the clearance section. What a Score!!! I did however end up buying the other two decorative pieces that I liked in case this one didn't work for me in the end.

Card Formula:
I first stamped my image onto Glossy White Cardstock with Jet Black Staz On ink. To keep her face and hand white I masked them with a post it. I then took a piece of wax paper and crumbled it up, then smoothed it out and laid it over my image. I laid a scrap piece of paper on top and then ran my Heidi Swap Mini Iron over the image for a few seconds making sure to melt the wax everywhere. I then used Stampin' Up Classic ink (Cool Caribbean, Cranberry Crisp, Tangerine Tango and
Morning Marigold) and a sponge to rub the ink over my image in the desired areas. Where the wax melted it resists the ink and gives the images a textured, crackled appearance. I paper pieced the fan and her head piece onto the image with Gold Cardstock. I then removed my mask to reveal her pure white skin. To make the flowers white I coloured them in with a white Slingo Gel Pen. The Oriental Symbol to the left is also coloured in but this time with a Gold Slingo Gel Pen. I mounted my image onto a gold piece of cardstock and then onto a black piece. I added some black organza ribbon and tied on my cute oriental embellishment. The pattern paper is a miscellaneous piece that I picked up from Stampin Bella last year in her clearance bin. I finished off with a photo corner punch from EK Success and a small with flower with a gold brad.


1 comment:

  1. Wow, this turned out great Jen! congrats on being a guest DT member at Raise the Bar!