Monday, July 15, 2013
Sparkle and Shine for Card Mania
Quite a while back I was asked to be a Guest Designer by one of my favorite challenge blogs, Card Mania. This is the week and new challenge that was selected for me and this is my card for the "Pearls and/or gems" challenge. This particular challenge is being sponsored by Bearly Mine Designs and I was graciously supplied with some of Donna's gorgeous digital papers to use on my card. All the designer papers used on this card are from the "Lacey Vintage Dreams" collection.
This was definitely another of my kitchen sink cards and I really enjoyed making it. I pulled out lots of goodies I don't normally use.
It's hard to tell in the photo but the dark mats are the same deep olive green I used for the leaves and photo corners. The second mat of designer paper was edged with sparkly gold embossing powder as were the photo corners. I edged the two tabs with a gold ink pad and added some fancy crystal brads. The leaves and photo corners were sprayed with a mixture of Gold Perfect Pearls and water for some nice shimmer. The roses were also sprayed and then edged with Diamond Stickles. The butterfly punch was covered with sticky embossing powder and covered with copper glitter. It then got a gold pearl body and pretty pink bling trail.
The image is a lovely Saturated Canary called "Roses are red, violets are blue".
Hop on over to the Card Mania blog to get all the details on the new challenge and play along.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
2 Sisters--make it sparkle
Stampin' For the Weekend--photo/color inspiration
Southern Girls--no spoolin'
Crafts and Me--anything goes
Papers--Lacey Vintage Digital Papers from Bearly Mine Designs, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Saturated Canary "Roses are red, violets are blue"
Ink--Versamark, Frayed Burlap Distress ink, Sakura white gel pen, Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Copics (skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20) (hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29) (clothes R11, R20, R24, R29, E40, E42, E43) (flowers R11, R20, R21, R22, R24, R29, BG93, BG96, YG93, YG95, G40)
Tools--Martha Stewart Frond, Rose Leaf, Photo Corner and Monarch Butterfly punches, MFT Sentiment Strip
Miscellaneous--Stampendous Jeweled Gold Transparent embossing powder, Gold Perfect Pearls, Ranger Sticky embossing powder, Doodlebug Glitter, Prima flowers, Recollections brads,flowers, pearls, and rhinestone bling, Diamond Stickles