7.24.2013

Let's CELEBRATE!

Did you see the news? If not, head on over HERE to check it out! I'm pretty excited to be joining this AMAZINGLY talented group of designers! Woot! Woot!!!

I decided to create a fun CELEBRATE card to, well, celebrate! HA! I used some of the awesome techniques from the Summer Card Camp 2 class over at Online Card Classes and pulled that browns and purples with a touch of blue color scheme again, as well. This time I added a rather substantial amount of white and I love the results! SO pretty!

Celebrate!

My card was heavily inspired by Jennifer McGuire's card. I loved how she layered embossing powders onto a die cut, so I began with a layer of Stampendous Clear Bark powder, heated that, and then added a layer of the chunkier Stampendous Aged Silver, which is a mix of dark silver/pewter tones, golds, and a touch of browns and blacks. This allowed the brown shades to come out in the die cut. I cut a few extra flowers and used two blue, one pale blue color and one glitter, embossing powders on those and then accented the die with a few Queen and Company purple sticky gem thingies. (Yup. That's totally what the package says. I promise. HA!) I love that lattice embossing folder from Crafter's Companion and I think it worked so well with this great die from Simon Says Stamp! A bit of darker purple washi tape down the side grounds the entire design really well.

Celebrate (detail)

For the sentiment, I stamped and embossed the 'celebrate' from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps' Shenanigans set in the Clear Bark powder onto vellum and then attached it to the inside of the card. I love it. This card was one of those ones that made me stand back and SUPER smile when I was done. I just LOVE IT! You know when you have a picture in your head of what your card will look like when you finish? Yeah, well, this one is better than that picture, and that's pretty rare, so I pretty much do the happy dance when that happens! LOVE. IT. For reals, dudes. For reals.




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