Monday, February 19, 2007

WT100 - The Second

This looks so much cooler in person.
I guess the best way to describe it is layer by layer. Layer 1 is basic black -- the main card. Inside it is lined with whisper white and says "Whatever happens, God is there to keep you safe within his care." The second layer is whisper white. It is also folded just like the first card, but has the front cut out. I stamped a mosaic from StarvingArtistamps and then stamped the rose from SU Mixed Bouquet on top. I then colored random "tiles" in the mosaic using my watercolor wonder crayons (you could use markers here, or whatever - it would still work fine). I left some of the pieces blank because I liked the look of it and I am lazy and that is a heck of a lot of coloring as it is! *smiles* Layer 3 is really a half layer. It is on the top part, over the window. I stamped a mosaic on an acetate sheet and after layering it to match up, I adhered it to the top part on the inside *clear as mud* Inside the window. Then I put the black grosgrain around the white and black cards that had been adhered together. SO, now it only opens on one part (the way a normal card should), but it still has a cool stained glass window effect because the acetate is not stuck down so to speak, get what I mean here at all? In hindsight, I decided it would look cool to add black brads on the corners, so I added those in too. I think this is a neat sympathy card and I am so glad I tried this technique!

11 comments:

Danita said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing your technique with all of us! :)

mjb coffee said...

This is very lovely. It looks like a lot of work and it shows because it turned out so well.

Heidi said...

How beautiful! This makes me want to get a mosaic stamp and I'm not even into that! Girl you are handy with those stamps! Thanks for sharing!

Linda Lee said...

Very Cool!!

Krista Howland said...

WOW!!! That is fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

Just for Julia who emailed me:

http://www.starvingartistamps.com/

Hugs,
Amanda

iralamija said...

oh!!! what a beautiful work!

Bety

Barb said...

This is just gorgeous!!

Sara's stampin cards said...

wow! I've never seen anything like it! It looks like a ton of work- but so worth it.

Lisa said...

Looks pretty darn cool to me!

Julia Stainton said...

This is such a super cool card Amanda! I just love it! Love the way you used the mosaic and the roses together!