Thursday, May 28, 2009

CDS Sneak Peek - Rosebud Princess



I'm back with another post :) This set is called Rosebud Princess and actually coordinates beautifully with the Rosebud Scrolls set that I previewed earlier today. As you can see, I may have gotten a little carried away while creating this card! I really couldn't help myself once Laurie challenged the design team to make a shaped card (anything but a square or rectangular card)!




Not only did this card fill up my shaped card requirement but it's a triple DT challenge. This card fits the bill for the colour challenge of orange, black and any neutral as well as our no designer paper challenge :D I was pretty darn excited about getting 3 challenges completed with just one card *wink*



So...are you wondering yet how I made this? Me too! lol I ended up sketching out my rough template on to a piece of scrap paper and sizing it to be a 3x6" card. I then cut out all of my drawn pieces to be a template for all of my individual scraps of cardstock. I took the tower base (sahara sand) and ran it through my cuttlebug to pick up some texture. I then cut out all of the individual bricks so that I could sponge some ink around them for dimension. I glued each piece onto a secondary shaped piece of Sahara Sand so that it was study. I then built my little framed in window.

The window is actually the medieval banner stamp from the set that I turned upside down to make the window frame. I was able to make it look like the princess is inside the tower by propping up the entire tower on dimensionals while the princess is adhered to the card base (basic black)

The shrubbery along the bottom is made with a Martha Stewart Leaf Punch in 3 different colours of green (kiwi kiss, old olive, always artichoke) I took always artichoke ink and sponged it all around the leaves and then used my Punch Bunch Floral corner punch to create the itty bitty flowers. The centers of them are liquid pearls mixed with so saffron ink and then dabbed in the middle with the end of a paint brush. Easy peasey right? lol

This card was a labour of cardmaking love and turned out to be worth every minute of time that I put into it!

Don't forget to pop by these blogs for all of the other sets being previewed today. Also, just a reminder that the Guest Designer Challenge is on now! Please click here for details :)



Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - Rosebud Princess
Paper: Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Watercolour
Ink: Sahara Sand, Creamy Caramel, Basic Grey, Always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Sponges, Clear Embossing Powder, Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, Punch Bunch Floral Corner Punch, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Liquid Pearls, Tombow Markers, Aqua Painter



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17 comments:

Wendy said...

This is just gorgeous Kim!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

This is just too cute for words!

auntbeespickles said...

Oh Kim, this card is totall great! Some girl will really appreciate it. I love all the texture and coloring. Great idea!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Totally cute and so creative!

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow, this is amazing...love all the details!

Linda Borneman said...

BEAUTIFUL, just BEAUTIFUL!

Kath said...

OMG Kim!!! This is ADORABLE!! I want one! LOL

You REALLY need to write a children's book featuring "Princess Rosebud!"

Chris said...

So many super details on this! It's amazing how much time you put into all of these works of art!

Congrats on coming out with a new stamp line of your own!

CLORY said...

This card is just GORGEOUS!! the colors, the texture, the flowers,

Sonya said...

OMG Kim! This card is absolutely adorable!!! So incredibly creative and perfectly put together. I LOVE it! Your creativity is truly inspirational!

Katie Renz said...

Awesome card Kim... you are indeed the detail queen missy! Have a great weekend.

Lisa Lara said...

Amazing card Kim. AMAZING. Wow. Love it. It is just the cutest! Congratulations on illustrating stamps now. Yay. I get to use that peony too. I even more excited knowing you created it.

Gabriela said...

Oh my word! Your Rosebud Princess looks adorable in her turret. She looks like the cat that swallowed the canary.

Shantaie said...

This is incredible!
you are so clever to think of turning the stamp upside down to make your window...LOVE it!!

Sandra said...

you are not kidding - that is truly a labor of love! I love it! Thanks for the inspiration!
Sandra

Question, how do you give a card like that a way?

Laurie tx stamper said...

I love this card! You are so clever to have kicked 3 challenges in one card too! :o) The princess behind the window is just too darling... like she is waiting for her prince to come... so sweet! Love all the sweet details.

Emily said...

OMG Kim! This is amazing! I love it!!!! Thanks for sharing how it's done! I'm going to have to own that stamp set:)))