Friday, February 24, 2012

Stampendous Texture Challenge

I had so much fun creating my card for this post. In case you missed it, this month's challenge over at the Stampendous Blog is all about texture. All you have to do to enter is to create a card, a layout or any other project with lots of texture. You have until March 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM EST to upload your project to the Stampendous Blog.

My card started with a 5" x 5" black card base made from Recollections black card stock. I then die-cut a frame using Neenah Avon Brilliant White card stock and my Cricut. The frame used was from the Lacey Labels cartridge. I inked the die-cut and then stamped it with my favorite Stampendous stamp, Cling Music Score. On a piece of Copic X-Press It Blending Card, I stamped one of the pretty ladies from the Stampendous Corset Ladies Perfectly Clear Set, colored her with Copics and then added her skirt, made from a piece of netting. I die-cut the colored image, stamped acouple of the small flowers from the set and then added Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter. It's simple to add this luscious chunky glitter to a project, just add Glossy Accents or any other liquid glue and sprinkle with the Glass Glitter. Dont you love the texture it creates? Before adhering my image panel to my card I added more netting and this beautiful May Arts ribbon. May Arts and Stampendous have been playing together all week. You can visit both blogs to see some of the wonderful works of art that the two teams shared. The last little bit of texture was created by adding a couple of Maya Road stick pins and a TPC Studio pearlized brad. Of course they didn't match but no worries...all you have to do is "fran'tage" them. I inked both the pins and the brad with VersaMark and then sprinkled them with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel. After heating the enamel with a heat tool I had the perfect embellishments. Here is a closeup of my card with all it's texture:

Need some inspiration? The incredible ladies of the Stampendous Design Team have created some fantastic projects. Please visit their blogs and give them some love.

Janelle Stollfus
Kristine Reynolds
Melinda Gleissner
Taylor Usry
Suzanne Czosek
Wendy Jordan
Wendy Price

Please play along with us. It's such a fun challenge. Oh, did I mention you have a chance to win a Corset Ladies Perfectly Clear Set?

Thanks for visiting!


  1. The way you've added a skirt is so fantastic!

  2. Oh, Melinda! This is wonderful! I'm in love with the color scheme and gorgeous embellishments. Love, it!

  3. Melinda this is just stunning and elegant! Love how you added the tulle and the petals around the edges.