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Queen For A Day

Just using the colours red, white and blue makes everything look so patriotic.
For the background of my card I stamped with blue ink, embossed with clear powder then inked around the edges with barn door before stitching the lace around the edges.

I cut out a TH dress form shape, triple embossed it then stamped into it with a Craft Individuals Flourish Stamp, added some red ribbon as a sash across the bodice part then dotted with liquid pearls. I also triple embossed a piece of red card, added perfect pearls (forever blue and pearls). Inked up my Queen of Hearts stamp with white ink then whilst still molten I stamped into the red card. Did the same with the TH crown stamp but this time I triple embossed onto blue cardstock.

Stamped the two crowns and butterfly onto skeleton leaves then cut out, you have to work very delicately when doing this because the leaves have a tendency to tear.

It’s such a great feeling when you start looking for things in your craft room and you find something you forgot you had.
I was looking for a sentiment to go with my card when I came across this box set of Anna Griffin Stamps and inside was the perfect sentiment … Queen For A Day.

Entering for: Happy Daze Challenge – May Queen
The Stamp Man Challenge
– Card For A Queen
Stampalot Challenge – Medals & Monarchs
Penny Black & More Challenge – London Celebrates
Cupcake Craft Challenges – Royalty
The Artistic Stamper – Red, White & Blue
Ink On My Fingers – Red, White & Blue

19 Responses to “Queen For A Day”

  1. pinky says:

    So much to catch the eye and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

  2. Paula says:

    Hi Shirl, fabulous card, love all the different shades of red and blue. Stunning effect of the white ink on the embossing. (my kitchen was so hot whilst cooking dinner, don’t think you’d have needed the heat gun to melt the utee LOL!) Thanks for joining the Happy Daze challenge and good luck in the draw. Have a great week. xx

  3. Sally H says:

    A brilliant creation, and very patriotic! Thanks so much for joining in with our Monarchs and Medals theme at Stampalot this month and good luck!

  4. Annette G says:

    Loving your terrific creation with its rich colours and embellishments. Thank you for playing along with us at Happy Daze, Annette x

  5. Brenda says:

    A stunning piece Shirley.

    Thanks so much for joining our Medals and Monarchs theme at Stampalot this month.

    It would also fit the theme at Penny Black and More where stampalot also sponsor a prize.

    B x

  6. Love all the layered items in the great reds, whites and blues Shirl…

    greetings, Alie 🙂

  7. irene chillman says:

    Brilliant Shirl, I think you must have had fun with this, so many things going on with it, very different from the other red, white and blue stuff that I have seen on blogs of late, not a Union Jack in sight,which is great.
    Irene xx

  8. linda says:

    i love the look of all the embossing in white against the red and blue and i love how you made the sash for the dress and used the tiny pearls. very patriotic indeed and perfect for our london celebrates theme. thank you for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  9. Lynne K says:

    This is fab, Shirley! A great take on our Medals and Monarchs challenge at Stampalot, so thanks for sharing it with us and good luck.

    Lynne x

  10. So beautiful, great color combination and wonderful elements.

  11. Mervi says:

    Gorgeous card,
    love the textures, beautiful creation.
    Thanks for sharing at Penny Black and more, good luck;-))m

  12. Brenda Brown says:

    This is fabulous Shirley, and of course I have had the pleasure of seeing this IRL and it really is tactile and scrummy. The butterfly is so delicate and fits perfectly with the other textures.
    Thanks for a great day today, loved catching up again.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at The Stamp Man.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  13. Susan Stacey says:

    What an amazing piece of art – love all the details especially the lace edging. Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

  14. Ruth says:

    A lovely card for our challenge at Sir Stampalot. It’s got such a lot of detail and texture. Ruth 🙂

  15. keeley says:

    WOW! What a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

  16. Anne Rx says:

    Your card is just amazing, how you had the patience to cut the crown and butterfly from the skeleton leaves is incredible. This is beautiful! Anne x

  17. Sioux says:

    Fabulous creation 😉 Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month.
    xoxo Sioux

  18. Gorgeous and perfect for our challenge at The Artistic Stamper Creative Team . Thank you for joining in

  19. ooh, this is gorgeous, all those beautiful details make it perfect… thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper… sorry I am a bit late coming to see you x

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