7 Dec 2017

Dare to be Different

Hi!  I have a really fun and funky card for you today made with some fabulous  Visible Image stamps.

I absolutely <3 LOVE <3 these funky lips!

I can actually picture my youngest daughter wearing these colours at one of the multitude of festivals she attends each year. Mind you, she'd probably bling it up with glitter or gloss too ;-) That'd be sure to make an impression eh? They are brilliant!

How to make this card:

1) Pounce distress stains onto wet watercolour paper (squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, peeled paint, mowed lawn) and spritz with water whilst drying to make a few droplets.
2) When dry use peeled paint distress ink and brush through the fibres stencil.
3) Randomly stamp the 'X' and 'O' from the stamp set over the background in mowed lawn and forest moss distress inks. Cut a panel of the watercoloured background down to size for your card blank.

4) On spare card stamp 3 images of the lips, one in mustard seed, one in mowed lawn and one in peeled paint distress ink. Fussy cut the lips then gently blend the matching distress ink around the edges of each lips to blend out any white edges.
5) Stamp the sentiment onto the front of the  card blank in the bottom right corner in peeled paint.
6) On the inside of the card, stamp the lips in bundled sage distress ink. Then stamp over the lips with the sentiment in peeled paint.

7) Adhere the panel to the card front. Add the lips in varying heights of 3d foam pads. Add 3 gold gems to the panel and 2 gold gems either side of the sentiment.


Stamps Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):
 https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/dare-to-be-different/    https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/no-regrets/   

Stencils Used:


Other Supplies:

Distress Stains: squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, peeled paint, mowed lawn.
Distress Inks:  mustard seed, peeled paint, mowed lawn, forest moss, bundled sage
Gold gems, 3d foam pads, adhesive, brush, blending tool, stamping block 

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Watercooler Wednesdays WWC147 - Feminine Anything Goes (what's more feminine than some fab lips?)
That's Crafty! Challenge  - Green with Envy
Morgan's Artworld #24 - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC#217 - Anything Goes
HeARTful Challenge - December - Anything Goes + a stamp
Crafting with Friends Challenge #56 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge #48  - Anything Goes

Visible Image social media and other links (just click on the words in capital letters):

SHOP where the fantastic stamps are sold
BLOG with all the latest news and posts
FACEBOOK PAGE with info, inspiration and weekly giveaways
FACEBOOK GROUP come share your work with us and enter the monthly 'show and tell' challenges

That's it from me except to say..... I dare YOU to be a bit different in your stamping colours for images this week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx


Heidi Weaver said...

Wow! Those lips really carry the sentiment, don't they? I see some of these colours in lipsticks and am not bold enough to "dare to be different". But on this card, they are perfect. Love that background stamping and colouring. This card is definitely feminine, beautifully clean and simple, and has a real "wow" factor. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Amazing background, those lips look fabulous in their different shades. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the Green with Envy Challenge. Best Wishes Tracey DT

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Omg! Sharon these are delicious! Who'd have thought lips could look so lush in these zingy citrus shades! Love your technique and explained brilliant. Hmmm, rather like that stencil too! X

Christine said...

What a fun card! Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack!
DT member

Julie Reed said...

Love the bright green colour scheme,thanks for sharing with us at Colour Crazy this week.
Julie DT x

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks so much for sharing your Dare to Be Different card at the Watercooler Wednesday "Feminine" challenge this week. Love it! Those lips are fascinating and the first thing I thought when I looked at the background and lip colours was "girl gone commando". Great sentiments, great card and great technique for the background.

Judy V said...

Great card and tutorial! Thanks for sharing with us at Morgan's ArtWorld!

Juliet A said...

This is such a fun card! I'm always afraid to step away from non-traditional colors(I don't think I've ever made a snowflake that wasn't white), so this card is a real inspiration to me! Great to see you at the HeArtful Stamping Challenge!

Lady Joyful said...

What a fun and different card! Love your choice of colours. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I LOVE your card that dared to be different, that's why I chose your card on http://morgansartworld.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/winners-post-24-anything-goes.html as my favourite.