2.09.2010

A New Challenge-HSSIC-2


Good Morning! Welcome to the second Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. The design team really wanted to create some fun new and unique challenges for you, so this week we have an inspiration challenge. In light of love and Valentine's we've referred to a classic tale of love almost missed. Or perhaps the old adage "opposites attract" might be more appropo. 
Today's card is based on the novel Pride and Prejudice. How I love the 2005 version with Keira Knightley as Elizabeth and Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy. And isn't Donald Sutherland the best as Mr Bennett, so laid back and looking on comically as his wife frets in her effort to get at least one of the five daughters into a financially advantageous marriage. 
I wanted the card to reflect something ultra feminine, as to represent the five sisters and the dress of the era, but it needed just a hint of masculinity (blue ribbon) to represent Mr. Darcy's presence too.


I started with an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of Barely Banana card stock. I scored it 3 1/2" from the right side and 3 3/4" from the left side. Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and with the help of my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig stamped the rose image from the Fifth Avenue Floral set in Chocolate Chip craft ink. (This is important as the Classic inks dry immediately, but craft ink doesn't and allows embossing powder to stick to it.) Next I heat set Clear Embossing Powder with my Heat Tool. With the help of an Aqua Painter I colored in the rose with some Pretty In Pink and then Real Red reinkers. This layer was adhered to the front of the farthest right section of the card with SNAIL Adhesive

On the front left flap of the card I stamped the swirl image from the Baroque Motifs set with Versa Mark and heat set it also with Clear Embossing Powder. (HINT: Using Versa Mark creates a subtle tone on tone look as opposed to a harsher ink color that 'pops out at you.') I then used my Circle Scissor Plus and cut out a 2 1/2" circle from the front flap. To create the frame around the circle I took a piece of Sending Love Designer Series Paper and cut a 2 1/2" circle first and then a 3" circle around it. (HINT: Always cut out the smaller circle first. Otherwise it's too hard to keep a small piece of paper in place when you need to cut out the smaller circle from its center.) I adhered the frame with Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive.

A piece of Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon was the perfect finishing touch on the face of the card. I secured the bow in place with Mini Glue Dots.

The sentiment, from Fifth Avenue Floral, was stamped in Chocolate Chip craft ink as well and clear embossed to complete the card.  I thought this was the perfect summary to the movie--fate happens to finally intervene and "sort out" the numerous misconceptions between Lizzie and Mr. Darcy and the two luckily chose to 'do it right.' Who can blame them for their oversights as after all, "We are all fools In love." So let's see what your interpretation is of this classic tale. What does it inspire you to create? As always the details of the challenge can be found here. And don't forget to visit the other designers, Erin Gonzales and Genevieve Valdes to see what they were inspired to make.




Paper/Card Stock: Barely Banana {102701}, Very Vanilla {101650}, Sending Love Designer Series Paper {117153}
Stamps: Baroque Motifs {113490}, Fifth Avenue Floral {113734}
Ink: Versa Mark {102283}, Chocolate Chip Craft {101816}, Pretty in Pink Ink Refill {102295}, Real Red Ink Refill {103287}
Tools: Stamp-A-Ma Jig {101049}, Heat Tool {100005}, Clear Embossing Powder {109130}, Aqua Painter {103954}, SNAIL Adhesive {104332}, Circle Scissor Plus {112530}, Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive {110755}, Mini Glue Dots {103683}
Embellishments: Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon {109066}

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