Today I cut a woman in half … and then ripped her arm off

Stamping can be so vicious.  Not content with detatching this poor lady’s upper torso from her lower half, I then proceeded to accidentally rip her arm out of its socket as well.

And why have I suddenly taken up mutilating bodies?  It’s all in the name of art – you see I needed a mask to cover up my lady’s top half while I coloured her skirt.

The background card has been waiting for her for a couple of weeks now – it is one of the pieces I created for my Back to Basics online rubber stamping class (this particular one was demonstrating heat embossing) and I knew it would be perfect for one of the glamorous new ladies.

damask squares unmounted rubber stamps

The three embossed squares are from the Damask Squares stamp set and show two embossing techniques.  The middle square is resist – stamped with Versamark and clear embossing powder, then pink pigment inks have been rubbed over it.  The other two squares have had a selection of pink pigment inkpads applied to the rubber before stamping and embossing with clear powder.  The net result is a positive/negative effect.

The black and white paper is My Mind’s Eye from their Meadowlark Dusk collection which is just gorgeous.  I had to, ahem, ‘test’ this pack when it came in recently.

It passed the test with flying colours – every page is a treat of softly faded black on creamy ivory – very classy.

So I added a little Loving Sentiment and here’s my finished card.  Don’t look too close, she still bears the scar on  her arm where she had to have restorative surgery.

And it just so happens that this ties in with a new challenge feature we have set up in this month’s Graphicus Guild newsletter.  The theme is glamour and the colours are black, pink and bling.  I think this ticks all those boxes.

Don’t forget, there’s still chance to win one of these new Belles stamp sets – pop over to the Elusive Images blog to have a go.

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6 thoughts on “Today I cut a woman in half … and then ripped her arm off

  1. Love that paper Glenda! Don’t you find mutilating bodies strangely relaxing? All in the name of Craft of course! It’s a beautiful card, and I’m sure your online class will love it, Judith xx

  2. I thought it was just me that had ahem mishaps. A beautiful card and I hope the online classes will be repeated because I intended to sign up to one and as with everything never got round to it in time. x Lavinia

  3. Dr Frankenworth I assume? Oh well I guess it’s Hallowe’en soon so chopping up ladies is expected behaviour. Lovely card Glenda, I really like that particular lady’s dress because it can be split into a bodice and skirt to do different things with it.

  4. A great card Glenda. I love the lady’s skirt is really vibrant. and contrasts beautifully with the backing papers.

    Love it

    Stampersue x

  5. Gorgeous card – & lush papers…! They look extremely useful & presumably could be inked if you wanted a bit of colour…mmmm…Where’s my Christmas list gone again?

  6. I love that stamp Glenda. She’s so elegant, but also very modern, and the skirt is a fabulous colour! As for the mutilation… well, we all have days like that, don’t we!

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