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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pink Friends Card JRC_089

Our power was off for most of today, so I played around with making some cards. I have seen quite a few cards using the centers of the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Pendants to make a lacy overlay, so I decided to try one. I wasn't sure how they were going to fit on the card, so I scored the pink CS 1/4" in on all four edges, then I scored it in the center diagonally both ways. After that, I scored every 3/4 of an inch diagonally. This gives an embossed lattice background under the overlays, and let me see whether or not I was getting all nine medallions straight and centered. I mounted that layer onto a 6x6 card and went around the pink layer with a gold Krylon pen.

Next, I tried various dies on it, and decided I liked this one from Spellbinders Marvelous Squares. I seem to always use my Tsukineko ink pads because I like them so well, but that means I seldom use my other ones. I decided to use Distress Spun Sugar on this card for a change, and shaded the die cut with that. Then I tried a bunch of stamps, and I really liked another of my Favorite JustRite Stamps for the medallion in the center.

This one is Vintage Rose Medallions, and is another of my favorites because of the beautiful frames and many sentiments which mix and match with this and so many of the other JustRite Stamps. It also has matching JustRite custom dies, making it really easy to use! I cut this one with JustRite's Custom Nested Medallion Labels Dies. Since this is another favorite, I'm entering it into the JustRite Friday Challenge #089 - Anything Goes.

I first stamped it with Spun Sugar, but it was too light, so I stamped it a second time with Brilliance Rocket Red Gold. I wanted to use clear embossing powder over it, but of course heat guns don't work without power. :-) It looks pretty anyway. The medallion is surrounded by the little corner motifs from the Marvelous Squares set.

To finish, I accented everything with pink and white Liquid Pearls. The ones on the left don't light up, but I couldn't tell the sun made them look like they were lit up until the power came on and I could look at them on the computer. By that time, the sun was gone.

It's pink Jill!


JD said...

Yes, Kathi, The first thing I noticed that it was PINK! The second thing, (besides your card being very pretty) is that you used another die that I have. You sure are giving me lots of ideas lately...thank
I also now know what you mean when you have a difficult time photographing your card. The card I made today has some pretty glitter on it, and in real life, it honestly looks better than it does in the awful photo I took.
Hope you are having a good week.
Blessings, Jill

Audrey Ann said...

Just gorgeous!! Thank you for the description too - I would not have known where to begin with this. Love the pink and all the textures - beautiful!!

Regina Hamilton said...

Kathi, this is beautiful. I love how you create the background with those die cuts. Your layering is beautiful.

Holly Young said...

utterly stunning!

Marie-Louise said...

Fabulous card Kathi. Must try this style of background. Really lovely card.

Olga said...

WOW! Knocked my socks off, this is gorgeous!!!

Myrna said...

Stunning. Such lovely dies.

Alison Scott said...

Beautiful card. Love that lace overlay you have made. Wherever did you get that idea?
I love what you do.

Sheri said...

WOW! That was a LOT of work but it turned out beautiful! Thanks for joining us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

Marge said...

GORGEOUS card and LOVE that lacy overlay -- must TRY that!!!