Welcome to this month’s Fancy Friday Blog Hop! Our team is a group of demonstrators who love to make beautiful things. Sometimes they are clean, sometimes they are layered but the one thing I can say for sure is that our projects will be fancy! If you hopped over from my amazing friend Connie, welcome to the next stop. For May, our theme is Back to the 80s! Yep, you read that right! Bright colors, big hair, bigger shoulder pads and, my inspiration for today, Madonna!
Just take a look at this picture of her! By the time you are done with my post, you too will be singing Lucky Star in your head. You can thank me any time!! I started off pondering the thought of acid washed jeans. And I really pondered why we all thought it was a good idea. But we did. So why not play around with the new In Color Dapper Denim to see how denim-like it really is. Well if you add a little bleach in splatters, apparently it is really like denim. AWESOME! Then I got a little crazier and actually stamped using bleach too. The new Flourishing Phrases had a perfect little sentiment to try. Now this is a red rubber stamp and I’m pretty sure the bleach is tough enough on that. I strongly discourage you from trying it with a photopolymer stamp. Pretty sure you would not be happy with the result! Even still, right after stamping I cleaned it first with water and then with Stampin’ Mist and then again with water. I kept up the Madonna theme by pulling out lace things from my stash because it was all about lace and pearls and layered accessories if you were going to do the Madonna fashion trend! These are all retired SU things that I have
hoarded kept safe for just the right project and this just had to be it! The Tea Lace Doily just retired and there is a new even fancier version. The lace is from a kit (Artisan, I think) and the gold star clip was perfect to complete my Madonna theme. I added a star punched from Gold Foil to add a little more focus there. So….how did I do?? Are you singing Lucky Star yet??? Please tell me you know the song so I don’t feel too old!!
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Stamp: Flourishing Phrases; Paper: Dapper Denim, Gold Foil; Accessories: Tea Lace Doily (ret), Artisan Kit Lace (ret), Star Clip (ret), Glue Dots, Bleach
OMG this is fabulous! Your inspiration was perfect!
drop dead gorgeous!!! love the embossing on the flower… it does look just like metal!!
You nailed this theme! This was back in the day when I actually liked Madonna. Fun card, Jennifer!
Ok, so WE are the luckiest by far! Thank you for sharing your FAB take on this inspiration with us! You ROCK!!!
Love how you turned your inspiration photo into this terrific card! The bleach splatters and stamping are great, and I love the laces and stars with it.
Great, now I have Hangin’ Tough and Lucky Star in my head. lol
Great project, love it!
Those days seem so long ago 😉 It’s just amazing how your turned the photo into such a pretty card