Wednesday, July 22, 2015

OHC 83 - French with SOG

Today's card features a lovely stamp from Some Odd Girl called Frenchie Gwen. I was really drawn to this stamp set for two reasons: 1) It's a lovely image with a super cute outfit that looked like fun to color, and 2) I have family living in an area that predominantly speaks French, so a stamp with sentiments in French is high on my "need it" list when it comes to supplies. So, when I pulled out OHC theme 83 - French, this was the stamp I reached for.

I started by stamping Gwen in black hybrid ink onto some Copic marker paper. I colored her in with Copics, choosing a palette of white, blue, dark grey and a hint of red. After she was colored in, I added some accents with a white gel pen and carefully cut Gwen out with a pair of sharp scissors.

I grabbed a couple of great patterned papers. The first was a simple navy with a tiny white polkadot, and the second was an air-mail stripe that brought in the touch of red that was accented on Gwen. I adhered the two papers to a white top-folding A2 card base (4¼x5½"). I then cut a chunky strip of white cardstock and added my sentiment in navy ink. I cut one end at an angle and adhered it to the card with foam squares.

I wanted to add a touch of gold to the card - the sparkle would contrast fabulously with the navy, so I added one of the awesome gold foil doilies from Some Odd Girl. Of course, the doily photographed very shiny, but I assure you that it's a lovely gold in person.

I adhered Gwen to the card with foam squares and then scattered a few enamel dots around for fun.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Such a cute and elegant design! I love Frenchie Gwen outfit too! And that shiny gold doily behind her is a fabulous touch! Love it! :)

    1. Thank you, Ka! I had fun with this card. :D

  2. No surprise you chose her, she's darling! Coloured so beautifully of course. Love the doily. I just cannot get my mind around using them but then I see a pretty card like yours and think...oh I want to do that too. lol Lovely, Elle!

    1. I know exactly what you mean! I see these gorgeous layered cards that use dies and stickers and stuff. I always feel like I really want to do that, too, but then never seem to quite figure out how to go about it. I'll get there eventually, though! Just slowly expanding my comfort zone until I figure out the layered secret.

      Though I did have a revelation after looking at one of the blogs and noticing that the card was made by a lady who does a lot of scrapbooking. I guess all those layers are from clustering embellishments in scrapbook layouts. So, I've started looking at some scrapbooking videos, and it made things a lot easier for me.