Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Card with a Hairstyle


This is the last of the cards for my customer - she wanted a card for a hairdresser.

I g**gled hair images, and came up with one that had a braid plaited into the hair, down the back of the head.  I changed it into sepia tones, and blurred it slightly, and then printed it out, and trimmed it to fit the card base.

...and that was when this card took on a life of it's own.....

I had decided to use this die cut, and I cut it out of the same card as the base, and snuggled it into the curve of the plait on the background.

Then came the washi tape, the distressed and sponged edges,

and the wonky machine stitching. 

The sentiment was stamped randomly around the background, before it was all constructed, with Versamark ink, then sprinkled with Perfect Pearls gold powder. I brushed off the excess and returned it to the jar, then wiped the whole with a dry tissue, which cleans off the surplus powder beautifully.
The final details were the flat back pearls by Kaisercraft.

I am linking this to:
(Perfect Pearls/die cuts)

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aussie aNNie said...

Looking great Maxine, loving the colours chosen.{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Pamellia said...

Beautiful Maxine! Your printed background turned out so wonderful and the frame is such a great match to the flow of the design! hugs :)

JanR said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Lovely Linda said...

This is lovely Maxine - great inspiration - love the way you have used the image and the Die - perfect! {{{hugs}}}

Bonnie said...

Love this silhouette, Maxine! A perfect card for a hairdresser!

Unknown said...

Maxine, this is quite regal looking. The braid on the background is super. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 188th Challenge. We appreciate you very much.
Blessings, Carole

Becca Cruger said...

Oh,,, I love that shimmery paper and that gorgeous cameo girl! Such a lovely card. Pssst. STAMPlorations is also having a stamps and washi tape challenge so you should feel free to link it up there!

MariLynn said...

Wowzers. This is fabulous! I love how you used the braided hair in the photo to frame the frame that framed the die cut. Too cute and so creative.

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

MiamiKel said...

Wow, she asked and you delivered, Maxine! This is superb! Love the butterfly in her hair :)

jimlynn said...

Maxine, this will be wonderful for your hairdresser! Perfect. Love the wonky stitching and that washi too.

MaryH said...

How clever you are to come up with this background & design it to fit with the pretty dies. It's just perfect for a hairstylist, and the colors are just so pretty. Well done on this difficult commission. My hat's off to you, because this would have been a super tough one for me to think of a way to do this request. TFS & Hugs.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the die with the silhouette in the center- loving the butterfly in her hair. The background is cool too. Great commission card!

Karen Letchworth said...

What a cool silhouette die-cut, and another really great card. Thanks so much for sharing with us, Maxine. I love having you play along, and always enjoy visiting your blog. Hope you're having a wonderful week.
Word Art Wednesday

Karen Letchworth said...

P.S. If you're interested in learning of another challenge, we'd love to have you play along over at CropStop. They sell pretty much everything under the sun, and you don't have to have purchased the item(s) there, just use anything they carry. Hope you can join us!

Jennie said...

Fab design Maxine! Love the silhouette die and the intricate die around it is fabulous. The washi tape was a perfect addition to this. Great job my friend :)

Natalie said...

Wonderful use of the Perfect Pearls and I love how you've used the butterfly as a hair adornment! Lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!!

Julie B said...

Clever way to theme your card Maxine, thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations. :)

coldwaters2 said...

What a fantastic idea that background is perfect for the lady, love the cameo as well, thank you for joining our challenge at FAB 'N' FUNKY this week.
lorraine x

Lisa InkyWings said...

It's a lovely card for a hairdresser!

Thanks for joining Wonderful Wednesday over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.

/Lisa - DT

Cards By MI said...

Lovely looking card, fabby colours. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs

Sharon said...

What a fab creation .
Thanks for joining us at Panny's Paper Crafty, hope you join us again soon.
Hugs Sharon x

Jackie said...

Thank you for joining in our challenge at the stampotique designers challenge

Kim Kutie said...

Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge.

Vannessa said...

Lovely card and great idea for the background paper. Thank you for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Vannessa
The Paper Shelter DT

Desire Fourie said...

Maxine this is so perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
{Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Suchi said...

Such a fab card! Lovely lady there...and colors used are fabulous! :)
Suchi xx

LauraJane:) said...

Great layering and fantastic stitching!
Thanks for linking up at STAMPlorations:)