Friday, February 12, 2010

A new toy and images!!

I have a fun new toy and some gorgeous images to share with you today!! First of all, I LOVE these Mannequins by Impression Obsession that I got from Stamper's Dream. Aren't they just pure elegance? There are so many possibilities to bling these babies up!! Rhinestones, glitter, liquid pearls, stickles...Well, ya know I love to distress things a bit, so I dirtied up my elegant image and beautiful sentiment from one of the new JustRite sets called Joyful Hearts. To distress them, I stamped off one of my favorite Tim Holtz images from the set Slight Alterations with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. It dirties the images up just enough without overpowering them. Oh, I almost forgot to mention I colored the dresses with Copics.

Okay, now that I've told you about my fun new images, let me share with you my fun new toy....Fringe Scissors by Martha Stewart. Did you notice the large fringed scallops running along the side? I had the most fun with this new toy. It has 5 evenly placed blades for cutting perfect strips!!

For the scallops, I first punched my scallop border with my EK Success punch, then fringed it up, and layered the two pieces. I then added a sewn strip and some Black Rhinestones (Kaisercraft). You can also make confetti with these scissors. Just cut the strips, then cross cut. Quick, easy and perfect for shaker cards.

That about sums this baby up!! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!! I'm going to go see Valentine's Day tomorrow!! Can't wait!!

Stamps: Mannequins (Impression Obsession), Joyful Hearts (JustRite), Slight Alterations (Tim Holtz)
Paper: Amber Road Collection (Pink Paislee), Black (Prism), Neenah
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Frayed Burlap, Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Oval and Oval Scallops Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Copics, Fringe Scissors and Border Punch(Martha Stewart), Rhinestones (Kaisercraft), Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape (Scotch)

20 comments:

Cindy Lawrence said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love the paper-piecing on the dresses...and I think I NEED those awesome scissors! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

A MASTERPIECE Tosh. I love your talent GF!!!!!

StampOwl said...

love the fringing Tosh, might need to play with some scissors I have here :)

Cook22 said...

Those scissors make me think flapper skirts and so on - and they're certainly a great match with the mannequins.

Julia Aston said...

What beautiful mannequin stamps - love your colors and that fun fringe!! have a great weekend Tosh!

Gabriela said...

Just look at those dressed up mannequins! Not only are you a diva card maker but you're a seamstreess as well! Is there no end to your talent? (love the fringe scissors and TY for the tip)

Rose Ann said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Tosh! I love how you've colored that beautiful image, and your "dirtying" is perfect! Your big scallops look so cook with your fringe cutting...and I love the bling along your lower punched border!! (I have the fringe scissors as well, but haven't used them on any projects).

Diane Jaquay said...

THUMP THUMP THUMP (can you hear my heart beating WILDLY lol!!!) OMG Tosh, this is AMAZING! I'm almost speechless, but let me just say that the fringed, layered border with those gorgeous dress form images is simply DIVINE!

Becca Feeken said...

A fabulously awesome card, as always Tosh! I love the details and distressing! I guess I have to pull out those fringing scissors that have been sitting unopened!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Can I come to your place so you can teach me how to be dirty? Giggle! This is a fashion diva masterpiece. I love the effect of the fringing scissors with the scalloped border punch. It looks so cool!

Elaine A said...

Hi Tosh -

Love this card! I love mannequins and collect them. So this is really up my alley. Also thanks for intro to Martha's new scissors, cool idea.

Elaine Allen

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a beauty.....fab image, great details, wonderful layers, and those scissors....well, needless to say they go on my wish list...haven't seen them before....you enabler you

leenda said...

Most EXCELLENT!

Silke Ledlow said...

Olala GF - this is just gorgeous!!! Love how you blinged it up :)!!! Awesome design for sure!!! Hugs ~S~

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Tosh this is sooooo coooool. I love the distressing and the sewing, it all fits together so beautifully. I have ordered the scissors and now have an idea how to use them, thanks. Have a good weekend. Bxx

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous and so cool!!! Love the fringes....I forgot I have those scissors!!! Love the combination here of vintage and the gemstones! God Bless ya, GF!!!!

KAT said...

Love the card - the papers/colors are perfect and aren't your new scissors really Kewl.... I think I'll have to look for them!

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, that fringe does add a neat touch!

Deborah Anton said...

Just gorgeous!! Love that new toy!! Hmmm... may be next for me!! : )

Anke said...

GORGEOUS !!!

 
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