Oh what a girl can do with a pair of the right shoes! LOL I love this super cute and simple little slipper stamp by Imaginisce available at Happy Creating on Etsy for only $1.75 (plus get 10% off your entire order if you use the coupon code CRAFTYPAWS at check out). When I first saw it, I immediately thought of Dorothy’s ruby red slippers from The Wizard of Oz and Cinderella’s glass slippers.
For this mixed media card, which I made for my friend Carol (YT: Scrapping Carol), I paired it with a quote from Disney’s Cinderella: “Have courage and be kind…. Where there is kindness there is goodness, and where there is goodness, there is magic.” This quote has particular meaning for me right now, as I see how certain very special people have reacted to my brother’s kidney failure disease. There have been some incredible kindnesses and magic has most definitely followed.
For this card, I stamped the shoe on a post it note (to create a mask), stamped it on my card stock with the printed quote, and then masked that shoe image before stamping it again so that it would look like a pair of sparkly heels. I then colored them up with Copic B000, B00 and B32. To create the look of magical stars all around the background, I also stamped a trio of stars from the WPlus9 “Unforgettable” stamp set (which surprisingly matched the stars on the shoes perfectly!).
To add a soft gradient ombre blue color to the background, I used blending tools with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean. I kept the area around the shoes almost completely white to create a magical glowing appearance. Next, I got out some Liquitex Professional Glass Beads and pushed the texture gel through a Tim Holtz Doily stencil in various spots to add what I hoped would be sparkle and shine once dry. I do really like the effect, but next time I will be sure to seal the printed sentiment with clear gesso first or make sure that I don’t get the texture paste near the text, as it causes the ink to bleed. To fix the most critical areas I reprinted and inked some of the words and popped them up on foam adhesive to add a little dimension while hiding the flaws. Lastly, to give the shoes a glassy shine, I added Glossy Accents.
The following is a start to finish process video of this mixed media card:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Throwback Challenge — Ombre
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge
Hello Kristina , I love the color of this card . This is my favorite color . What a fantastic stamp of the little slippers . Your card is so nice and what a great way to use the stamp . I like what you did with the words popping them up . Hugs Tina Bean!
Thanks so much Tina! Yep, sometimes trying to cover up flaws leads to even a better result! LOL TF stopping by! xoxo, Kristina
Very cute card! Looks like those glass beads will be going on my GOT TO HAVE list! Thanks for enabling……….LOL
LOL I have a long list too. hehehe They really are spectacular and so fun to play with! 🙂 tf stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
I love the look of this card it’s simplicity but powerful words make it very special. Big Hugs
What a great process for this project – I love that white aura around the shoes, the glossy accents, and the glitter really make a beautifu background for that sentiment! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
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Beautiful….gorgeous colours & lovely words. Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this time & good luck!
hugs Jo x
Lovely card and a great sentiment! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog… 🙂
What a great message and a pretty card! So glad you came Through ‘The Craft Room Door’ to play! Can’t wait to see more of your talent! Just as an FYI – the new TCRD magazine was released online today! Make sure you check it out!!
Gorgeous card! The colors and textures look so pretty and I love the quote.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
I love that quote from Cinderella too! TF stopping by! Hugs, Kristina