Monday, October 10, 2011

You're Special to Me!

Hi Stampers! 

Perfectionist!  That is what my mother used to call me and I do not believe that I have outgrown the tendency- sometimes it works in my favor and sometimes not:-)  

Take for example the card that I made for this week’s  Paper Pals PPA114Celebrity Color Challenge along with the JAI88 Just Add A Die Cut Challenge.    While it was a CAS card that utilized the colors, I could not shake the feeling that I had a different card in mind when I started, so this evening I decided to make another card with the same colors and limit myself to 15 minutes (once the design was determined).

Thankfully, I save everything (another habit of mine- good and bad:-)) and was able to utilize many “scraps” in making this card… 

To create this card:

Use the Big Shot™ along with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss the Lucky Limeade layer.   Also, while you are using the Big Shot™, cut a piece of Whisper White with the Top Note Bigz™ Die and stamp the sentiment at the bottom of the diecut.  Trim the remainder of the Top Note off and save for another card (see, soon you will have plenty of scraps as well:-)).

On a small piece of Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Paper, stamp the floral image with Rich Razzleberry and “huff” on the stamp to re-moisten the ink and stamp off on the sentiment die cut (to tone down the white).

Use the Color Spritzer Tool and the Stampin’ Write Rich Razzleberry marker to “spritz” your card (do this before you mount onto any of the other layers, unlike me and I had to mask the layers so the spritzing would not spray onto the Whisper White- live and learn..,).

Mount the floral stamped image onto a layer of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  Adhere the 5/8” Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon bows and layer again onto Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry. 

Layer the focal image onto the Lucky Limeade layer with the Top Note sentiment at the bottom and mount this entire panel onto Rich Razzleberry.  Add the pearls in the corner to finish off the card. 

Stamp Sets:  Just Believe, Blessings from Heaven

Ink: Rich Razzleberry (Classic Ink and Stampin’ Write marker)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Top Note Bigz™ Die, Color Spritzer Tool, 5/8” Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon, Pearls

Great!  Now I can rest easier since this was the card I originally wanted to design:-)

Thanks again for stopping by- heaven knows that you are special to me! 


Patrice said...

Nicely done - in 15 minutes! Love the deep colours of your card and those two bows are just lovely.

Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Anonymous said...

Your cards are so rich with color. They are beautiful. Would you consider doing a tutorial on how you make your wonderful puffy bows? I just love them.

Janet's Stampin Stuff said...

Very pretty!

Mae Collins said...

The Top Note Die is a very versatile to have, whether as a feature element or just to focus on the sentiment as in your card. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

Jodene said...

Great card, and I just love the colour scheme you chose! Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink this week :)

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