A Little Lace: Wedding Season

I made this card using the TGIF Sketch Challenge #TGIFC224 last week, but I will use it for one of the upcoming weddings I have this year! It seems that I am at an age where everyone is getting married or having babies all at the same time. I’m so excited to be able to show how happy I am for them with a personal hand made card.

I love the delicate detail this lace die provides to the backgound. I spritzed the die cut with Frost Shimmer Paint mixed with Rubbing Alcohol. You can see the shimmer really well in the bottom left hand corner of the card in the picture, but if you were holding this card it would shimmer all over!

Thank you so much for visiting me today! It’s been a week since I’ve updated my blog with card details, but I usually share much sooner on my Instagram!

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Forever Starts Today

I made this card for this weeks Global Design Project challenge #201 – Color Challenge. We were challenged to use Mossy Meadow, Merry Merlot, and Pretty Peacock…and BOY! was that a challenge for me! Now, this is exactly why I love participating in these challenges. They help me pair color combinations or techniques or sketch elements that I wouldn’t normal consider.

For this card I used the Bloom and Grow stamp set and coordinating dies. I stamped my chosen floral image on vellum cardstock with versamark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Then I die cut the floral image and colored the back side of the vellum cardstock with my Stampin’ Blends to give it a faux stained glass effect.

Next I chose some DSP from the Perennial Essence colletion for my background. I’m really loving the non-patterned side of this DSP lately. I also chose the mat my background with Merry Merlot Cardstock to help fulfill that requirement, but to also help the flowers pop.

Before I put everything together I stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing powder then fussy cut the sentiment. In hindsight the sentiment covers up all of the beautiful work I did on the floral image, but the card turned out lovely anyway. Finally, I added some of the mossy meadow linen thread from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack and some of the In Color Faceted Dots.

I’m super happy with how this challenge stretched my crafting skills. Each week I am taking more and more risks with my ideas and moving outside of my comfort zone. If you’d like to play along with the Global Design Project challenges you can subscribe to the blog here. Thank you for stopping by today and be sure to check back often to see what kind of crafting I’ve been up to!