Friday, March 28, 2014

Inspiration Winged Cross

This week at Stampendous®, we're featuring our beautiful cross images, I think these are perfect for the Easter season.  For my project, I've used Winged Cross.  I have to admit, it's my favorite!  I have a collection of angels and a collections of crosses so this kind of combines the two!  I've used the Fran•táge technique on this card with lots of crusties and texture.  It's so much fun to create this way!  So here's my card with details below:

Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® R189 Winged Cross
Stampendous® Gold Encrusted Jewel Kit
Stampendous® Champagne PEARLustre™ Embossing Powder
Stampendous® Boss Gloss
VersaMarker™ by Tsukineko® Memento™ London Fog Ink by Tsukineko® 
Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, & Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger®
Kraft Reflections Paper by Graphic 45® 
Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint by Ranger® 
Silver Bling Glamour Dust Paint by DecoArt® 
Copic® Markers - W1, W2, W4, W5, E33, E34, E35, E37 
Multi-Medium Matte by Claudine Hellmuth Studio 
ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®

Here's how I created this card:

Stamp R189 Winged Cross on white with Memento Ink.
Color image with Copics.
Paint wings with Silver Bling paint, set aside to dry.
Trim image closely and distress edges with distresser tool.
Create card base from Bazzill in a tent fold and distress sides and bottom of front only.
Trim patterned paper to mat image and distress edges. 
Add antique linen distress ink all around image.
Add pumice stone distress ink around outer edges going in close to the image but not all the way.
Add vintage photo distress ink just to distressed edges of all papers.
Adhere image to patterned paper with Zip Dry and curl corners of image piece slightly.
Sponge Boss Gloss around card randomly and add Aged Gold EP and heat.
Using VersaMarker, outline swirls on image, add Champagne Pearl EP and heat.
Randomly sprinkle Aged Gold EP and heat from underneath.
Randomly dot on distress stain.
Adhere image and patterned paper to card base.
Add crackle paint to cross and let it dry.

That's it for today, I hope you've enjoyed my project and that it has inspired you to create your own!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon.  Have a blessed day!



  1. Wow! Has a great medieval feel to it! Great texture and design!

  2. Your Encrusted Jewel Technique really makes this card just over the top spectacular! Love the old-world feel of it, so traditional yet so on trend! Thanks so much for sharing, Lea!

  3. Lea, I love this card. It is just gorgeous. I wish you could "show" me how to make it. Thanks for the directions, I may attempt to make something as close to it as I can.


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