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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Mixing and matching (posted by Judith)

Hello everyone, I have a project to show you today using the Sewing Room/Floral Mannequins multi-buy stamp set plus the Dressmaking Collage clear stamp. I have combined these stamps with an older stamp set: Haberdashery, to create a collaged card.

I started to make my background by stamping the buttons in two corners of a piece of watercolour paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I coloured the images with pencils, and then painted the images with Acrylic Wax. I spritzed two pieces of tissue paper with red and orange Dylusions spray, crumpled them up, and dabbed the background to create a mottled effect.

I stamped and embossed the silhouette mannequin onto the background, and then stamped and embossed the floral bodice onto a spare piece of card. I coloured the bodice using water based markers and a water brush. I coloured another piece of card firstly with orange and red inks and stamped and embossed the lace flower twice, which I cut out and layered together. I then coloured the card with Scattered Straw Distress Ink to create a little banner for the sentiment.

I added some background stamping using one of the border images, and finally added some hand drawn stitching, before placing the background onto a black card blank.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


  1. What a brilliant card, I love all the layers colours and texture in it.
    Jackie x

  2. Thanks for the great instruction . Taking away inspiration for sure today again. Have a joy filled day

  3. this is lovely Judith - love that background and these stamps are stunning xx

  4. It's gorgeous, so much texture and the colours are great.

  5. This is lovely Judith and the colours are gorgeous. I love that sort of mottled background you have made and the buttons and the lace flower look so pretty added too. The floral mannequin is the perfect focal image and love the colours you have used. x

  6. Lovely picture Judith, great colours and image!!! I love the details with the bottoms!!


  7. Wonderful card Judith. The background is lovely and I'm really in love with that lacy flower and the ribbon images.

    Lesley Xx

  8. The colour of that banner echoes the mannequin base colour superbly & I particularly like the way you created your background. The use of the border stamp to lead the eye into the focal image from left & then likewise from the right to the sentiment is a super piece of designing.
    Paula (PEP)


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