Thursday, 3 March 2016

Special Lady...

Good morning everyone...

We have a new challenge starting today at 
and it is
Special Lady

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For todays card I used the gorgeous Tiddly Inks Digi
 I have coloured this sweetie with Copics and created a little scene for her to stand in - I enjoyed this - it involved a rubber mallet and an embossing folder!

Briefly, you pop your background card inside the embossing folder and hit the folder with a rubber mallet just in the area you would like the embossed image to show on the card.

It took me a few attempts to get the right effect but I rather like it - I like how the pattern fades out and is a random border for the coloured image.

Anyways, once I was happy with it I coloured the background with a Distress Ink Pad and added a little die cut pathway and frame.

Finally I used a couple of sentiments from a set by Whimsy Stamps.

...and here we are, lovely Ellie Says Be Happy - well, I'm smilin'...
Tiddly Inks Digital Image Ellie Says Be Happy
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Die Sire Floral Embossing Folder (and rubber mallet)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Tumbled Glass
Die namics Stitched Hillside Die
Die namics Stitched Square Frame Die
Whimsy Stamp Sentiment Set
Collall All Purpose Glue
Inks Used
Copics - 
Hair E71, E77, E79
Skin E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Clothes RV69, RV19, RV17, RV34, RV32 YG17, YG03, YG01, C9, C7, C5, C3
Flowers YG03, RV32 and Colourless Blender.
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad in Tumbled Glass
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Valerija said...

So sweet. Love your coloring and embossed background.
Valerija xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Well that's a new techinque to me, mmm where can I get a rubber mallet. It looks fabulous and I love how she is walking down the path. Beautofully coloured too x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Sue. I have never seen that technique before and it's great.I love the colours you have used. Cathy x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Who did you have in mind whilst using the rubber mallet? lol.
A lovely effect with the partial embossing in the background, pretty image and a beautiful little scene too.

Fikreta said...

what a beautiful little lady!
so pretty card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Unknown said...

So gorgeous!! Love the embossed background and stitched frame!
Lucy x

KarinsArtScrap said...

sweet and beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Olga Fink said...

So sweet and cute! beautiful coloring!
xoxo Olga

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sue, she looks fabulous
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

Very pretty Sue and I love the idea of using a rubber mallet!!xx

Debs said...

Awww she is such a cutie Sue and coloured to perfection. Love the sound of your new technique - not sure I would be brave enough to 'bash' my embossing folders though lol!!!
Debs xx

crafty-stamper said...

Love the cute image and great CAS result love the rubber mallet technique lol
Carol x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Sue, cute image and I love that background what a great effect and the path too.
Hugs, Kaz x

Kat W said...

I'm smiling too looking at this beautifully happy card :-) I really love the random embossing effect with the flowers and Ellie looks so sweet in her framed scene.
Fabby colouring as well...those folds in her skirt look awesome :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

P.S. 13 sleeps to go!!!

Vivi Casale said...

gorgeous card!! cute image!!

Christine L said...

This little girl is truly gorgeous Sue.... your colouring amazes me as always - the folds on her dress give it a lovely swirl! And I'm fascinated by the rubber mallet/embossing folder idea... I must give that a go... but I'm wondering how you came up with the idea??? and you happened to have a rubber mallet handy when you did?? Don't tell me - it's what you use to keep Nige in line!! LOL! Talking of him - I hope he's feeling better now and on the mend from his flu!

Have a great weekend..
Big hugs
Christine x

Marilyn said...

I love this card! This little gal is so cute and your colouring is gorgeous. Geez... who would have thought I have to add a rubber mallet to my craft list! hahahahah... but I do, that's a very cool look and effect.

Marilyn said...

I love this card! This little gal is so cute and your colouring is gorgeous. Geez... who would have thought I have to add a rubber mallet to my craft list! hahahahah... but I do, that's a very cool look and effect.

Carole Pollard said...

Wonderful what a gorgeous card so pretty and that embossing is brilliant need to find a mallet and give this a go brilliant love and hugs Carole x

Annette said...

I love this one sweetie, her skirt is amazing, love the colour and her folds and I'm really loving your cut out too. You're getting great use from your Silhouette and making me crave one even more. The embossing is genius too.