Have you ever been looking around and have something catch your eye, even if just for a moment? When this happens I stop and think “what about it caught my eye”……the color combination, the silhouette, a graphic quality. In this case is was the silhouette (or should I say stiletto). Lol! I came across this in a fashion magazine, tore out the page and set it with my other “pages of inspiration”.
I was going though my “pages of inspiration” recently and more thoroughly looked at this shoe I thought “hey, I have something that I could use to make a card version of this”. Guess what? I DID! It was the Bunch of Blossoms Bundle (stamp set and coordinating punch) Woohoo! I was mentally doing my “happy chair dance”. [smile]
SHOE BASE: I got to work and created a template for the shoe. Amazingly our Grid Sheets worked perfectly to help guide the total size and proportions of the shoe.
After creating the shoe base template I then cut down a second template for the shoe upper. Yay!
The shoe base is Basic Black. I heat embossed the heel and toe areas with VersaMark ink and Black Emboss Powder for that glossy look. The shoe upper is Whisper White sponged with Peekaboo Peach ink. [TIP: I purposefully made sure the sponging wasn’t smooth to give the feel of suede.]
FLOWERS: For the flowers was able to use to the small Petal Outline and and small detail Petal Images to build all the flower shapes. I even layered them to create the largest center flower. First, I sponged several strips of Whisper White with Peekaboo Peach ink, then stamped the “detail petal” with Memento Black ink, stamping off first. [TIP: Full strength was too overpowering]. Next I stamped the “outline petal” image with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Black Emboss Powder. [TIP: Very Important……Make sure to wipe the strips with your Embossing Buddy before stamping with the VersaMark Petal Outline. This makes sure everything is dry so the powder will only stick to the VersaMark stamped images.]
You’re going to love this…..I used the Clear Faceted Gems colored with a Black Sharpie for the flower bases. Yes, LOVE IT! I adhered them with glue dots.
FLOWER STEMS: I laid the flower out for placement and then stamped the stems (also in the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set) with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Black Emboss Powder. [TIP: Ditto with the Embossing Buddy here.] It did make a world of difference with the petals and stems being embossed. Yes, I’m a glutton for punishment. Lol!
STEM LEAVES: Well, the shoe did have what looked like beads or sequins, so I went with sequins. OMGosh! We just happen to have the new “mini sequin trim” and in black. Perfect! This is were I almost gave up. But I persevered and create these fun leaves with Black Mini Sequin Trim, Vellum and lots of adhesive. First, I punched the leave shape from the Blossom Builder punch and coated it with Tear and Tape. Next, I laid the trim and had to use mine glue dots as well. I won’t lie…..the two leaves took me as much time as the three flowers. Shew! [TIP: If we still had the Black Glimmer Paper I would have used it in a heart beat!]
Wow! Was all I could say. I was doing my happy chair dance when I finish this one. I am already contemplating what other colors I would like to try this in.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Remember, to keep your eyes open for inspiration anywhere any time. Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you have a great weekend.
- STAMP: Bunch of Blossoms
- PAPER: Basic Black, Whisper White, Vellum
- INK: Peekaboo Peach, VersaMark, Memento Black
- ACCESSORIES: Punch–Blossom Builder | Emboss Powder–Black | Faceted Gems–Clear | Mini Sequin Trim–Black
Sparkly Hugs, Carol