I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for the talent He has bestowed on all of us!
I have been artistic all of my life and love experimenting with different mediums and techniques. This blog is my creative outlet to share my passion for cardmaking and papercrafting!
I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend!! Before my extremely busy week begins, I
wanted to take a moment to relax in my craft room and create a card using the
Dynamic Duos DD71 Color Challenge along with The Paper Players PP164 SketchChallenge (again, if you have not visited these sites yet, I hope you will have
a chance to do so- love their weekly inspiration!)...
I was playing around with My Digital Studio (MDS) again and
decided that the black solid images printed onto Whisper White cardstock would
be crisp and perfect for this challenge…I chose a set called Chateau Bella and
I believe it may be exclusive to MDS since I do not recall this as a stamp set
in the catalogs since 1999 (I do recall the Designer Series Paper and Albums-
beautiful images and the digital set is no exception).
To create this card:
In My Digital Studio (MDS), open a blank 8.5 x 11 custom page and
insert the circle image from Chateau Bella - resize the image, insert the
sentiment (I used the birthday sentiment from Hugs & Wishes) and print the
images on your printer.
Without Pearl Accents
Use the Big Shot™ with the Circles Collection Framelits™ to
cut out the circle and you can but the banner sentiment by hand or use a 1”
Square Punch for the banner points.
Layer both images onto Basic Black cardstock – for my circle focal image, the 2 ½” XL Circle
Punch was the perfect size and for the banner
sentiment, layer onto Basic Black cardstock and trim to size with the
trimmer and by hand (or with the 1” Square Punch).
Emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Big Shot™
and the Pretty Print Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. Trim and add the Crumb Cake Designer Series
Paper panel layered onto Basic Black cardstock.
With the Big Shot™ and the Finishing Touches Edgelit™, cut a
piece of Basic Black and adhere to the bottom of the central panel. Add the 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon and the
additional Crumb Cake layer on the lower part of the card.
Mount the entire card onto Basic Black cardstock, add the
central circle image using Stampin’ Dimensionals® along with the
sentiment. Add the 5/8” Basic Black
Triple Satin Ribbon bow- this completed the card for the first version :-)
Second version with Pearls :-)
For the second version, follow the same steps as above and then add a few Pearls in the corner, on the focal image (I used the small seed pearls and they are a bit difficult to see) and on the edges of the sentiment to finish off the card.