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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Show your Metal

Metal is the challenge this week over Simon Says Stamp and Show

My first card ended up with only a little bit of metal:
The background consists of two papers.  The first is a page from a  book.  I also used the same book to create the page on my dress form.  The second layer of torn paper uses the technique of dragging the ink pad across the surface to give it a wood grain effect.  Then a layer of stamped images from the vintage sewing elements in the Chapel Road Artstamps Sew Much to Do. The ink on the background is Ranger Distress Inks Weathered Wood and Vintage Photo.

The dress form is die cut twice in kraft and a book page and then torn, distressed painted on and sponged on. :) Of course than I had to pretty it up with lace, twine, pearls and a lovely metallic diamond pendant.

My metal is my silver embossed scissors, two tiny sewing needles snuggled in behind the diamond metal pendant on the dress form.

The sentiment I have had forever and is from Amuse Stamps. The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Smokey Grey and sponged with the vintage photo.

My second card features  stamps from the new Artistic Outpost Release:

The background is from the Ephemeral Backgrounds plate and is stamped in Ranger Archival Black ink. 
Layered over that is images from London Underground, Loverly London, and Paris Exposition.

My metal is the charm and the little white dots are from the new ranger enamel accents.

The background was sponged using a combination of Vintage Photo and  Broken China. 

Have a wonderful day!



  1. Fabulous cards, love all the layers and the use of book pages too, lovely. The second card is so inspiring, love it. Tracy x

  2. Gorgeous cards, Suzz! Love the techniques used! That first one is just stunning!

  3. These are so different but equally gorgeous Sue. Those London stamps are definitely working their way to the top of my wish list.

    Love the totally vintage look of the first card b ut the outcome is so feminine.

    Lesley Xx

  4. Fab vintage cards! Love the added lace trims to the top card, the addition of the Ferris Wheel with the London images works wonderfully!

  5. Your first card is totally lovely and so femme fetale! How fun about the little lovely metal piece too! The second card is just a really beautiful and fun collage!

  6. Both cards are truly exceptional, you have an amazing eye for composition and your stamping is perfect, love them both.


  7. Whoa Girl, Two fabulous pieces. I can't decide which one I like more. Your work is always so inspiring.
    Hugs Lynn

  8. wow on both cards, they are both gorgeous. Love the little embellishments on the dress card.

  9. Both are absolutely stunning! I love the dressform card with all those layers, and the second is really wonderful! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  10. Ohhhh how I LOVE these. What inspiration... !!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!
    Linda B

  11. Just wanted to stop by and congratulate you on your Stampendous BlogStar appointment. You are a very talented crafter and I look forward to seeing more of your designs.

  12. Uhooi,,
    Wow,, This results in a very beautiful card, creative and nice,,,

  13. I just love how you did the dress form. It looks so cool. This card is just fantastic Suzanne!

  14. superbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    bravo md

  15. love love the vintage look on both, Sue! and you always have the perfect trims for your cards! love the lace trim you used on the first one. and i adore your collage stamping on the second one. gorgeous work as always!

  16. love your vintagey work--gorgeous cards with the touch of metal!

  17. They are work of art! I love how you used the metals in these two cards--totally creative!

  18. Gorgeous artwork Sue - it is all so clever!

  19. Oh WOW these are beautiful! Thanks for joininig the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  20. Love both of these cards! Especially love the dress form.. SO creative!


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