Hello Crafty Peeps and welcome back. Thank you for stopping by.
My last post, in support of Mental Health Awareness Week, used the 'Birthday Girl Sass' digital image from Angie Blom Digital Designs. The hand across the heart of this classic beauty led me to using it as a caring, 'here for you' image, and the finished card was well-appreciated across my social media accounts (thank you!). In case you didn't see it, here's a reminder:
The same image takes centre stage in today's card, as a 'same but different' comparison. Such a classic beauty would surely be the subject of a portrait painting, don't you think? I thought about the stately homes we had visited, where portraits of the family lined the walls, and so...
Once again, I paper-pieced the dress and coloured her skin and hair with Copic markers.
One some green cardstock I used Altenew's 'Leaf Bed' stencil and some Ink On 3 'Shark Tooth White' fusion ink to create a simple background, which picked up the reference to leaves on the dress. I also felt that this gives the impression of a plush wallpaper. (As always, there's a list of the products I used at the end of this post.)
I masked the main image and used an Efco stencil (Filigree) and some blue-grey ink (I'm sorry, I forgot to note which one) to add a background to the image.
The frame is Pink Fresh Studio's 'Essentials Fancy Oval Frame' die, which I cut twice from white card. I used one of the cut frames over the image to work out the best placement and lightly drew inside the oval so that I was able to trim the finished image, just outside the pencil line, to the correct size for the frame.
I drew around the outside of one of the frame die cuts onto some thin grey cardstock and cut this out, just inside the pencil line, before gluing it under one of the white frames. I added these layers on top of the other white frame to give some dimension, before gluing the frame over the oval image.
I mounted the leaf background onto a 5" x 7" card, which left a 1" strip at the bottom of the card, where I could put my sentiment. I didn't want it to be on top of the card, the way I usually would, because I wanted to retain the idea that the portrait was hanging on top of wallpaper on the wall.
I couldn't resist adding a cheeky sentiment to bring the card to life, though! This one is from MFT's 'Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings' stamp set - it's a wonderful set for adding a bit of sass to a card.
So that's today's card - I hope you like it.
Until next time, keep crafting.