a•muse|studio Stamp Out Breast Cancer

amusestudio fightlikeagirl and ballerina

Last week I learned a new technique on Splitcoaststampers. It was so much fun! The challenge was called “Pin Up” and the idea was to go through magazines and find images to use as a resist on your cards. I had a Kennedy Center catalog and this ballerina was posing for the Nutcracker. She was the perfect size and after I cut her out, I painted her with a coat of Mod Podge. You can also use Crystal Glaze but I think Mod Podge is much more economical! Let your cut out dry well and then you will be able to use it time and again.

amuse studio rubber stamps

For this card I laid down my ballerina mask over Sugar cardstock from A Muse Studio and sprayed across it with Blush and Grapefruit Splash…also from amuse studio.  Once it dried, I lifted my masked and sprayed once more, very lightly, with Blush splash.  I let my cardstock dry again and then I did something daring.  I sprayed Gold Dush Splash on to my Haunted Mansion Background stamp and randomly stamped on my cardstock…here it’s visible.

amuse studio rubber stamps

This really shimmers in real life – I wish you could hold it!  I stamped one of the sentiment’s from A Muse Studio’s FREE Fight Like a Girl breast cancer awareness stamp set and I love how this strong sentiment overlaps the dainty ballerina.  My last attempt to make it more dimensional was to hand draw a fine line with my Signo Uni-ball Gel gold pen from amuse studio around the edges before layering it on to some Onyx cardstock.  It was a bit “off” so I blended out the line with Gesso and a paintbrush…this became quite a work of mixed media!

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Want this FREE set?  There is a $3 shipping charge but you can get yours HERE.

email me if you are overseas and interested!  🙂

(there’s also a matching ribbon die, TAD0072, for $5.99)

Challenges I’d like to enter today!

10 responses to “a•muse|studio Stamp Out Breast Cancer

  1. FABULOUS job Chris! Your entry link was broken but I found you and so glad I did. What a wonderful technique … I’ll have to give that a try and your card is PERFECT for our challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINK PINK’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the ‘Sistahs’
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. Fantastic card & a great technique!
    Thanks for playing in the THINK PINK challenge at The Sisterhood Of Crafters this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn GDT xx

  3. Love that technique and that stamp set sentiment is just great! Thanks for entering this at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  4. Wonderful “Think Pink” card…great technique and love the different sprays you have used…awesome!! Thank you for joining us at The Sisterhood” for our challenge!!
    Diane TSH DT

  5. What a fun technique and beautiful card. Thank you for joining Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

  6. I like the way you made this card. It is very nice.
    Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  7. A beautiful card and sentiment for an amazing cause! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our ‘It’s Only Words’ challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT 🙂

  8. That technique works beautifully with this image…so elegant and great movement. The contrast with the dark stamping and matting is very striking. Thanks also for joining our Where There’s Hope challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

  9. Create masking technique and I like the splash of gold.
    Thanks for sharing with us at CCM&M.
    Jules DT

  10. What a clever technique. I love the soft background and the way that the sentiment really is the focal point.

    Thanks for sharing with us

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