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Friday, February 1, 2013

Blue and Gold Special Day Card JRC_089

I almost didn't do a card today. I think my mojo went to Florida where it's warm. Then I found this paper stashed away. I bought it at a paper mill, years ago, and forgot about it. It's in a roll like gift wrap, and is embossed gold metallic with turquoise.

I still didn't know what I was going to make, so I decided to mount it on to a 5x7 card and mat it with a matching turqoise paper. I was really careful when I cut it, but when I mounted it, it was a tiny bit crooked on the left, so I took some matching turquoise ribbon, mounted it onto a strip of gold mirror card, and covered it up. :-) Then I glued a strip of gold Dresden Paper on that.

I was trying to figure out what else to do with it, and I remembered that another of my favorite JustRite stamps, Botanical Medallions & Banners, had a border which was similar to the design in the paper. It also had those banner stamps, so it would fit a 5x7 card nicely. It's one of the reasons it's one of my favorites, plus, it had custom dies to match, and coordinates with my other JustRite sets!

I stamped the frame, sentiment and banner onto Core'dinations Pearl CS with VersaMark and embossed it with gold EP. Then I cut the pieces out using JustRite's Nested Oval Medallion Labels Dies and their Vintage Label & Banner Dies.

They were colored with some of the Pearl Ex watercolors I made last week. The color was made using a tiny scoop of Gum Arabic, two scoops of Turquoise, and two scoops of Duo Green Yellow. I painted it darker on the frame, and did a shaded wash on the banner and inside the frame. (The shaded wash inside the frame actually looks smooth in person, but in the photo, it doesn't). It matched the other turquoise perfectly. Then I went around the outside of the die cuts with a Krylon pen, mounted them dimensionally, and added a few Liquid Pearls.

I decided to enter this one into JustRite Friday Challenge #089 - Anything Goes.


Marie-Louise said...

This is another gorgeous card Kathi. I don't have any of the JustRite stamps or dies and I think they are going to have to go on my wishlist.

Alison Scott said...

A great card. Those colours are fabulous.
I love what you do with Spellbinders.

Olga said...

perfect, love the side border too!!!

Holly Young said...

what a pretty card! gorgeous paper!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Kathi- the card is so beautiful. The colors are amazing!

Shona said...

That's so funny! I used the same stamp set and pretty much the same colours, but our cards are totally different ! Love that yummy paper you used. Your card is so elegant!

Sheri said...

It's great when you can get inspired by a piece of paper to create such a lovely card. That stamp set was a perfect match! Thanks for joining us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)