Runway Inspired – Veronica Beard

Hi Everyone.

I’m playing along the current RIC #67


Here’s the card that I made for the challenge.

SAM_0208The card base is Soft Grey from Fabriano Elle Erre. I’ve used the Simon Says Stamp Grid Border die on Hero Arts Black and Wet Cement cardstock to create the background pieces. I adhered them at an angle to the card base using glossy accents.

I then stamped a floral arrangement on a 2.5″ square using the masking technique recently showcased in the SYS2 online card class. I used pigment inks rather than dye inks so that the colours would show up as-is on colored cardstock. After heat setting the arrangement, I applied a coat of Wink of Stella over the flowers for achieving a subtle shine. I then die cut the word birthday 5 times, and adhered them together for added dimension and adhered it to the stamped piece. I then stamped the word “happy” in the position I wanted, and then mounted the panel onto black cardstock to make a seamless transition to the background grid pattern. The panel was then mounted onto the card base using foam tape.

Thank you for dropping by!


Watercolor picture frame.

Made this watercolor picture frame inspired by canvas tutorial by Betsy Veldman.


I pretty much followed Betsy’s technique to the T, except that that first wet my entire base with a waterbrush to achieve nice blending(A tip I learnt from Jennifer Mcguire).

The base is Daler Rowney waltercolor cardstock. The frame was cut using MFT chalkboard border dies. It has 5 layers of 300 gsm ivory cardstock to give it sufficient depth.

I stamped the background using Gracious vases stamp set. One of the stems was manipulated into a curve to give more width to the image. I used Tim Holtz distress inks and Hero Arts neon yellow for the stamping purpose. I then ran a wet paint brush over the entire image to give it a watercolor look.

I then filled in the empty space with a diluted version of peacock feathers DI.

I then added some sequins in blue and silver, and closed the frame with a piece of acetate. I used tacky tape to secure the top most panels to the acetate and then the acetate to the bottom panels.

Hope you like what you see. I plan to make many more of these during the next weekend as friendship day gifts! :)


RIC – Bottega Veneta Resort

Hey! I’ve been busy crafting this weekend, making all sorts of things including baby scrapbook album trial(yes, I’m making a trial before my actual album), a watercolor picture frame, and the below card.

The current challenge at runway inspired has a gorgeous dress as inspiration. Check it out. Click on the image to redirect to the challenge


This card took me almost 6 hours!! But, I absolutely love the results. It’s been a while since I’ve been this much happy about a card that I’ve made :)

First I chose the base card from my stash. I’ve hoarded this color for a while, but I’ve never used it. When I saw the inspiration, I knew right away that this was the card base that I wanted. It’s subtle just like the model’s dress.

I then cut the butterflies from Hero Arts Punch Cardstock, and Vellum using my Silhouette Potrait. (Cutting the vellum was quite a learning curve and that’s what took me loads of time. That and choosing whether I wanted two layers of vellum or one) I chose to layer vellum over the die cut butterflies to symbolize the wrapped layers of the model’s dress.

The flourish is cut from PTI Simply Chartreuse (Have I mentioned that I love this colour?), with a Cheery Lynn die.
The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black, and then Versamark, and then embossed with Hero Arts Clear embossing powder. The whole panel, and then the sentiment is mounted using foam tape.

I finished off the card with a few enamel dots from Prima. For those looking for cheap enamel dots when compared to MME, these are spectacular. I got a sheet of 97 for $3.

Hope you like the card. Thank you for dropping by.

Also, linking this up to the curtain call inspiration challenge : Anything goes

P.S. Sorry about the timestamp. The cam just came back from service, and I’ve not set the proper date.