Big Shoes

We all need someone to look up to in life.

stamps: Big Shoes 1623 by Stampingbella; Roses by Stampin’ Up

inks: Jet Black & Sepia Archival Pads; Clear Versamark Pad; Aqua & Juniper Adirondack Pads; Spun Sugar Distress Pad

papers: White Matt Card; Blossom, Pear & Jetstream Bazzill Cards

accessories: Clear embossing Powder; Flamingo & Dark Chocolate Liquid Pearls; Yellow Stickles; Watercolour Pencils

adhesives: Two-sided Tape; Magic Mount; Glossy Accents

tools: Water Brush; Sponging Block; Heat Gun; paint Brush and


  1. Stamp girl in black ink onto white card.
  2. Stamp Roses around perimeter in clear ink and emboss with clear embossing powder. Heat set.
  3. Sponge Aqua & Juniper inks lightly over embossed white roses pattern around perimeter of card.
  4. Colour in with watercolour pencils and blend with waterbrush.
  5. Sponge sepia ink around edges of card and adhere to pink (blossom) matting, then attach to folded green (pear) backing card.
  6. Stamp wording out in black ink onto scrap of white card. Sponge around with sepia ink, then matt onto pink, then aqua card.  Adhere together , then Magic Mount onto front of card.
  7. Squirt Liquid Pearls onto scrap of paper. Pick up pink with paintbrush and smear over hat ribbon. Use Dark Chocolate to highlight hair curls. Place dots of Stickles into flower centers on hat and bag. Use Glossy Accents over heart on pants and smear with paintbrush over shoes. Set aside to dry.



This is the first card I made. I stamped the roses around the perimeter in clear Versamark ink and then sponged the dye inks over the top. Versamark is supposed to be a resist ink, so the rose pattern should have stood out in relief from the ink being sponged over the top, but it didn’t. So that was a FAIL. I can only assume maybe my pad was too dry (though didn’t seem to be). So I re-did it, adding clear embossing powder to roses and heatseting as I went. The roses did show up, but I would have preferred them to be a little more subtle. Apart from this one aspect then and the colours, the technique for both cards was mostly the same.


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  1. Cute card! Again, your choice of colours is terrific. The flowers on the background definitely adds a feminine touch. It’s lovely.

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