Wednesday, 10 April 2013

More and more ...

.... Morning all - it's very wet here this morning.  We were woken by the rain hammering down on the roof this morning and we've been promised rain for the next three days!  Heyho!!  That's the way it goes.

I have a card to share with you this morning - at last I seem to be getting back into my groove!  I've used a few challenges to make it:


Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - Only You, Beanstalks; Sweet Stamp Shop - Distressed Chevrons
Inks: Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up! - Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: SU Card - Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler; SU Markers - Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler; Clear and Black embossing powder; White Lustre card; Glossy Accents


I was having trouble with the CAS-ual Friday and Dynamic Duo challenges, but last night I had an idea and I'm pleased that the card has turned out pretty much as I imagined.  I stamped the distressed chevrons in Versamark and embossed them with clear powder giving a lovely tone-on-tone pattern.  Stamping the flower and cutting it out was a bit tough!  I stamped the image in Versamark and embossed with black powder, than I ran it through my Xyron for two reasons; it made it self-adhesive and it strengthened it.  I coloured the image with SU markers and then carefully cut it out with my scalpel.  I layered the patterned panel onto some Pool Party and adhered it to the card.  I stamped the sentiment onto white card, cut it out and added the flag detail.  After attaching the flower to the card I applied Glossy Accents to the flower to give a little more definition.  For the inside I made a very simply mat in Cherry Cobbler and White card on which I stamped a sentiment.


In hindsight, I think I should have left a white border around the flower as it's a bit hard to see the flower head!  It's my wedding anniversary on 22nd April and this is for Jonathan.  I don't have to worry about him seeing it early - he doesn't often look at my blog!!  Well, he does if I make him :)

I've got a busy day lined up - but fortunately no gardening as it's raining :) :)  Oh joy!  See, there is a plus side to rain.  That's all for now - see you soon.

15 comments:

Sue W said...

Hi Deb, hope all's well over your side of the world.....You'll be missing the cold weather in the UK (not). Love the colour combo on todays card and the embossed background is great!

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Deborah...liked your embossed zig zag background and your colours

Anne

Jessica said...

You got a great idea...this card if wonderful.Funny my DH wont look at my blog ever...unless I make him..lol! I describe him just like yours supportive "tolerant"...hihi!
Blessings!
Jessica

Karen Day said...

Hi Deborah! I think I'm getting the same rain/snow storm that you are right now!! Lovely card today, great job with all the challenges - thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week :o)

Stella said...

Wow; nailing three challenges with one card; clever girl:)
I love this; the flower is spot on the sketch and challenge and your cheveron pattern looks amazing. Fab idea to stamp it in Versamark and using clear emboosing powder.
Lovely card!
XX

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Deborah, love the image and fab embossing.

Donna x

chera said...

Love how you encourporated so many challenges into one beautiful card!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Simply beautiful Deb! Love the touch of shimmery goodness!

Susan Hogan said...

Great colour combo Deb and the card is lovely and not too soppy - men don't like it too soppy I've been told. I can see the flower head but I know what you mean - sometimes a white edge lifts it a bit. However, I think this is a great card.

Sylvia Blum said...

Beautiful card, Deborah! Love the colors you've used and the embossing looks wonderful :)
Thanks for joining the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!
Sylvia xx

Beverley said...

Stunning Deb! Love how you used the colours and combined all the challenges :) Hugs Bev x

Angie Tieman said...

How pretty! Love those red chevrons! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh you're using the CAS-ual Fridays Beanstalks set ... love that one! Love how CAS this turned out, yet there's a lot of interest with your embossed chevrons. Thanks for playing with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Vicki B. said...

so pretty, love the embossed BG...Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos!

Patrice said...

Fantastic - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/04/52-card-pickup-215.html

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