Wednesday 1 January 2014

Stempelglede Design Call 2014

 Good evening!  Firstly I'd like to wish you all a happy new year!  Welcome to my first post of 2014 - it is a very special post for me as I am entering the Stempelglede Design Call - I have hoped and wished for Stempelglede to have a design team call ever since I first discovered Gunhild's stamps many years ago!  As you can see I made a Christmas card for my entry even though I sat down to create a few days after Christmas!  I took out all of my Stempelglede stamp sets to decide which to use and wondered if the gorgeous "Petit Oiseau" stamp from the Vintage Garden Set would work coloured as a robin.
 The image is coloured with copics.  I coloured the flowers to look like Hellebores (Christmas Roses) to complete the transformation of the image into a Christmas themed one.  I have added stickles to the flower centres.
 I used another stamp from the Vintage Garden collection around the edges of the image mat and then inked around the edges with Weathered Wood Distress Ink.  To make the bird's eye look realistic I added some glossy accents to it.
 I used two of the flower stamps from Stempelglede's Grunge Collection and stamped them with Bundled Sage Distress Ink.  I then cut them out and cut down each petal so that I could create Hellebores.  I have added some spots to the centres with a copic marker which I have also used to colour the stamens.
 I used all of the snowflake stamps from Stempelglede's Angelic Greetings stamp set to decorate the card base.  I embossed some of them with Shabby White Frantage and the rest are stamped with Weathered Wood Distress Ink.  The edges of the card base have been inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  The edges of the card were cut using Tim Holtz' Distressed Doily die.
 Behind the image I have tucked some cheesecloth and some snowflake Christmas ornaments.
 There are also some delicate metal snowflakes sprinkled among the flower sprays.
The picture above shows the card when it is opened out flat.  It can also fold up for posting.
On the back of the card I have stamped a sentiment from the Angelic Greetings stamp set, embossed in gold.
I hope you like my entry to the Stempelglede Design Call 2014 and thank you for looking!  I would also like to show three other projects as part of my entry.  Just click on the photos to take you to the original blog posts!
Using Stempelglede stamps, these vintage gift tags I made for teacher's gifts this summer;

and the little tin I altered last summer which contained a sweet message using a stamp from Stempelglede's Just a Note set.
Lastly, my favourite stair step card from 2013!


Gunhild said...

Thank you so much for your application and your interest in becoming a Stempelglede Design Team Member! Your submissions are beautiful! I have sent an email to you :)

Happy New Year!


Kylie said...

OMG Jane! I adore your card! It is just amazing, I love how you used the doily die too, very clever - I might have to copy you there ;) It is embellished perfectly too.
Your other projects are equally stunning.
Good luck with the DT call! You're an asset to any team you wish to be on, they're all lucky to have you.
Big hugs xxx

Fabiana Strehlow said...

Simplesmente , tudo maravilhoso!

Unknown said...

Wow amazing makes, so beautifully designed & so elegant xxx

Ella's Design said...

This little bird card is so pretty, Jane! You've coloured that sweet robin beautifully and all of your details are just amazing! Good luck with your DT call, your work is always inspirational! Hugs, Lisa x

Katharina said...

hello , what a beautyfull cards, regards Katharina

Maya said...

Oh, my!
This is gorgeous ♥
Love that you have used it for a christmas themed card!
Hugs, Maya

Camilla said...

OMG Jane!! This is just amazing! Love your bird card so much <3
Good luck, and big hugs xx

Julie said...

Stunning work, Jane - you'd be an asset to any team! Good luck! Juliexx

Sol said...

Stunning!!! Absolutely Stunning!! Beautiful Coloring and Colors.. FAB Details.. Gorgeous Work!! Love the Folding.. it really makes the image POP!! Beautiful Card!!!