Good morning everyone…
Now… I made this waaaaaay before the new Visible Image challenge of making a card using red, white and blue was announced but wanted to play with the colours again as I loved making this so no, this is NOT my entry into the challenge!
I do have to admit I’ve never seen Les Miserables. It’s just not my cup of tea but the Revolution stamp set from Visible Image hugely reminds me of it… I don’t know if that’s where Mark gained his inspiration from or not.
I couldn’t resist making a French inspired Revolution card, using the colours of their flag albeit in a different order.
I started this card like I usually do, making an inky background. I’ve use Distress Spray Stains for this in Candied Apple and Blueprint Sketch and just sprayed and spritzed them onto watercolour card so I got a good drip.
Taking one of the swirly stamps from the set, I’ve stamped and heat embossed it onto the red side of the car. I’ve used WOW!’s Primary Apple Red embossing powder for this.
I’ve then used one of the other damask style stops and heat embossed it using WOW!’s Primary Blue Tang powder and it goes super nicely with the Blueprint Sketch.
The main image has been stamped using a Versafine Black Onyx ink pad and then heat embossed using a clear gloss powder. I’ve then used Derwent Intense pencils to add some shading to the circles and to the trellis work being the handsome figures head.
I then decided to add some stencilled images to the top and bottom of the card and so used the fabulous Stars and Stripes stencil. I used modelling paste mixed with red acrylic paint to stencil the ends of the stripes with and a row of three stars. These are wonderfully matt in comparison to the gloss of the heat embossed figures and patterns.
The fabulous sentiments are heat embossed onto black card using an opaque white powder. These have been matted onto white card and then added to the card using foam tape.
All that remained then was to add Glossy Accents to the circles on the main image and to add the card to a 7×7″ card blank. Such a majestic stamp set and it really stands out as something different for me.
Thanks for reading… catch up soon xx