Work It, Girl! Work It!

Talk about getting in under the wire! I made this little fashionista for the Gingersnap Creations “Lace and Fibers” Challenge, the deadline for which is, um… you know… tomorrow.
I am loving all things Daniel Torrente these days, and used his Glimmering Hope stamp for this card. Our supermodel (let’s call her “Ruby”) was stamped onto glossy white cardstock, which was then smudged with the Tea Dye and (new!) Victorian Velvet Distress Inks. After the ink dried I abused it a bit with my Tonic Paper Distresser for that grungy feel I just can’t live without.  Ruby’s skirt is made from several layers of singed black lace and glitter netting (yes indeed, I got to burn more fabric!) that were attached with Matte Accents, and her weird hair bow is just a tied-off bunch of red embroidery floss
Ruby is situated atop a panel of red cardstock overlaid with black lace, which for some reason was insanely difficult for me to put together. The glue stick didn’t hold the lace. Matte Accents dried all chalky (“Duh, Linda… it’s MATTE!”), and the Glue Glider stayed tacky and kept picking up errant cat hairs. Finally, exasperated and over-caffienated, I coated the cardstock with Craft Bond Spray Adhesive, and wonder of wonders, the lace actually stuck. Then, I applied a little teeny-tiny stick-on border of silver foil. This took about 45 minutes and worked my last nerve to the very brink.
Ruby and her lacy background were adhered to a black card, and the border was drawn with my beloved and overworked Silver Krylon. I also used the Krylon to color the “Work It” letters, which were cut from black cardstock using the Sizzix “Hollywood ’61” alphabet font.
It’s a rainy, spring-like Saturday here in Les Bois, and I really should be working but had much rather keep playing with ink. Rainy days are the BEST for crafting, yes?