Sunday, 17 March 2013

A Pretty Fine Shoe!

Hello my blogger friends
Well this card has taken me almost all day to make!
I knew what I wanted to do – doing it was a challenge though
But I got there in the end.
I was itching to use the fabulous new stamps I bought from
And also some fab super thick high shine chunky glitter
And use them I did!
I just hope the person this has been made for likes it as much as I do....
So materials for this card I used ….
Heat mat to work on and protect your surface – I always use it...
white plain 8x8 card
2 sheets burgundy 8x8 scalloped textured card
2 sheets smooth white card
Stamps – DEC06 large shoe, DEC08 Floral scroll, birthday sentiment
silver sparkle WOW embossing powder, black embossing powder
Fran-tage silver halo mix glitter
Martha Stewart Cherish corner punch
purple glittered flowers
grand nestability shapes
purple organza ribbon
Sticky pads
Eazi Score Board & tool
Tonic 8” guillotine
Shaping tool from
Foam shaping mat – stamping mat or even a mouse mat
To make the card …
I folded the card to create the 8x8 card blank, then stuck a full sheet of the burgundy scallop edged card using double sided tape and ensuring it was central to leave the white border all around.
I used a fancy nestie to die cut my shape from white card then cut another a few sizes smaller.
Next I used the floral scroll stamp and a versamark ink pad and stamped the design around the edges of the largest piece first then sprinkled with the silver glitter embossing powder and heated.
I repeated on the 2nd white piece.
So now I used double side tape on the back of the largest white piece and stuck it centrally onto the burgundy card.
Another piece of burgundy card was cut down to size – I removed the scalloped edges – then punched the corners with the Martha Stewart Cherish corner punch.
Large sticky pads were then used to attach the card to the white embossed piece.
The 2nd piece of white embossed card also had large sticky pads over the back and this was placed onto the burgundy.
As I had some scraps of white and burgundy I used some smaller nesties to die cut a burgundy mat for the white die cut to fit on.
The burgundy panel was covered with sticky pads and stuck in the right hand corner of the card...
I stamped the birthday message onto the white piece, ran around the edges with a pastel pink pro marker then added sticky pads to the back and stuck onto the burgundy.
And on to the shoe – I stamped the shoe 3 times with versamark onto smooth white card then sprinkled with the WOW silver glitter embossing powder and heated – I cut one shoe out and popped to a side, then cut the heal and toe front from another just inside the embossed lines, covered with versamark then dipped into black embossing powder and heated – I did this 3 times to give a high gloss finish then added tiny black sticky pads and added to the full shoe.
Next I cut out the top of the shoe from one of the spare embossed shoes, squirted some cosmic shimmer PVA onto my heat sheet, sprayed with water then mixed, next I used a fine paint brush to cover this shoe top with glue then covered with the beautiful chunky silver halo glitter and set aside to dry.
Once it dried I was able to cover the back with sticky pads and carefully position this onto the shoe itself.
To finish I stuck a purple glitter flower embellishment onto the centre of the shoe top and also onto the top right corner of the birthday message.
I tied a bow using purple organza ribbon and stuck that to the top left corner.
And that's the card all done!
At least next time I go to make something like this I know what works and what doesn't so that will save a huge amount of time!
As I said at the start – I do hope the person this is for likes it as much as I do – but I am sure she will!
Catch you again tomorrow – same place folks


  1. Wow - that shoe is stunning Angie! And such a beautiful card!

  2. That chunky siver halo glitter looks fantastic. I bet you use that again and again. Great card xx