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Wednesday 2 January 2013

Happy New Year Diva

Happy New Year or Happy Birthday.  This gorgeous darling does the trick. The card itself is a bit of a trick.  It's a tri-fold card with a clear acrylic layer at the front.

The first layer of the card features the gorgeous diva from Bombshell Stamp's Butterfly Queen set.  She's stunning and makes me yearn for the body I had in my younger years.  The acrylic layer is adhered to one of the cardstock flaps.  To hide the adhesive, I added a border and then another one on the other side for balance.   

In the shot above you can see the layers folded out.   The second layer is created with a stamp from Bombshell Stamp's Pin Stripes set.  It's colored with Copics in an art deco style. 

On the inside I stamped the same pin stripes image using a stamp off technique.   You can just barely see it behind the Butterfly Queen.

And lastly, a shot with the card laying down.  You can see the neat effect of having her on that clear layer in front of the pinstripe/art deco layer.   

Stamps: Bombshell Stamps (Butterfly Queen and Pin Stripes)
Paper: SU Cardstock, Acetate
Ink: Memento
Coloring: Copics
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch


  1. awesome technique and card, love the way you used the pinstrips :)

  2. Wow! Monika, this is a beautiful card. Awesome technique, and i really love your colors. It's so good to see someone using Pin-Stripes too...I love that set.

    1. I just go the Pin Stripes set and this is my first time using it. I can see using other pieces as accents with the motorcycles or hot rods. I think I'm going to enjoy that set.

  3. Amazing technique and beautiful card. What a way to start the new year.

  4. Gorgeous card! I love the technique you used.