Friday, January 10, 2014

Do what you LOVE always

Hello! Here with a fun card for a few different challenges - LOVE how this one came out:

First up - the Runway Inspired Challenge - I was very inspired by the colors, the strip of black, and the umbrella looks almost glittery, so I used vellum for my background, inked with white pigment ink, stitched it to my cardbase, then used my finger to smear a bit of Mister Huey's ink in blue over the top part of it. Once that dried, I added some Stickles, also smeared on with my finger.

Next up, Simon Say's Stamp's Challenge - Ice Inspiration. This was the inspiration board - the dark winter night sky, the sparkly frosty stuff - it all fit perfectly!
Next up, CAS-ual Friday's In a Word - I already entered once, but "Love" seemed like another good word for the year. That is always something I want to grow in:

And finally, the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog - the theme this week is "Blue" - this definitely qualifies!

Whew! The center panel I created by using a couple different colors of Bazzil cardstock, and cut out with my Silhouette Cameo, creating a shadow of black. I die cut the word LOVE out of the center using Paper Smooches Love Word Die, carefully popped it out, die cut it again in that bright orange, covered it with Glossy Accents, let it dry, and then stuck it back in. The rest of the sentiment came from Paper Smooches Group Hugs Stamp Set - I just masked off the word LOVE in the first sentiment. I stamped it with a sparkly Watermark ink, then embossed with clear embossing powder. Gave it just the subtle effect I was hoping for - a bit of sparkle, but very toned down.

This is such an understated, but glitzy and girly card in real life! I loved playing with the different inks, Glossy Accents, Stickles, vellum, mists, and die cuts!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great evening!


  1. love this! I am learning some techniques from you!!

  2. Wow, such a clean and graphic take on the Runway Inspired Challenge Heather! The Glossy Accents stand out brilliantly!

  3. What a great way to interpret our "blue" theme this week! I, too, loved how this card turned out! I like how the orange makes the most important part of the sentiment pop! I also really liked how you produced a light blue to white ombre effect in the background and added some sparkle, too. The stitched frame is just perfect and the whole effect is visually stunning. I'm so glad you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  4. This is so cool looking! I love how bold it is! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  5. Very Pretty Heather! Love the background :)

  6. So fun reading about your process! You definitely put a lot of thought into it and it shows! A really wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  7. That glittery background is just amazing!! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway! :)