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Monday, October 8, 2012

Hope You Can Cling To


Today's card is another one that I've made for the SCS HYCCT (Hope You Can Cling To) month-long card challenge. 

Today's challenge was to incorporate pink and music into the card.  That was easy - I LOVE pink and music. The card itself, though, took well over 4 hours to make.  It always takes me a while to put papers together, dies and all that, but this time I incorporated several new (to me) techniques as well.  Take the flowers.  These were the first ones I made using my new Spellbinders Rose Creations die. 

 I painted them before assembly using two colors of Creative Inspirations paints for each rose.  (All roses started out dark cream.)  I added Dazzling Diamonds when they were finished.  LOVE DD!!  I also painted the green leaf flourishes with two shades of green CI paints.  (They started out as Old Olive.)   I applied Perfect Pearls Gold in a somewhat haphazard fashion to the edges of the brown doily diecut as I wanted it to look somewhat "tarnished."  I distressed the edges of the base layer after first stamping the musical background image with Versamark and embossing it with a blend of brown, metallic gold, and Iridescent Ice embossing powders.  You can see it shimmer in the picture if the light hits it just right.

The bottom doily diecut is gold glitter paper, and the heart, which is chipboard in response to another challenge (all challenges will be listed below), was punched from a cereal box, painted with several layers and colors of CI paint, then embossed with two layers of UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Powder).  It gives it a nice glossy shine and looks like a little charm.  

I like how the sentiment ("golden thread") tied in with the gold doily and the heart charm.

I used last week's Mojo Monday sketch.


This card was entered in the following challenges:

Hope You Can Cling To #1207
CCEE Stampers
Mojo Monday

Thank you for looking, and Happy Crafting!!!


Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful card. Gorgeous coloring and flowers. Thanks for playing along with Friends of SpeedyTV. We hope to see you again next week. Be sure to check out all the other challenges on SpeedyTV for more chances to win free stamp sets from Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous card! I love your flowers!!! So glad you can join us for the Distressing challenge on Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV!

Mum of 4 said...

Shea your card is just amazing! Everything about it is beautiful. Those flowers are to die for and love the little heart. I can see how this would take over 4 hours to make but well worth it, my friend! Thanks for sharing!

Jane said...

I adore your card!!! You do amazing detail on every element. Thanks so much for joining us this week on TTSTV.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the layout. Thanks for joining us in the CCEE Stampers challenge this week.

Kimie said...

WOW! This card is stunning! I about fell off my chair. Those roses are gorgeous, along with the entire card. This is one I would frame if I received it. I see lots of sparkle and LOVE it! MWAH!!

Pam said...

My goodness! This is so stunning! Your attention to detail is those fabulous flowers. Thanks for playing with us at TTSTV!

Catherine Jane said...

The posies and that HEART, the heart is just precious, I want like, a BILLION to put in my hand and scatter all over my apartment singing "Tra-la-la!" This is the kind of thing you hold in your cupped hands and yell out "SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Designing with Debbie said...

I absolutely love this card. Your flowers are so beautiful. Thanks for trying the Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV technique and joining the fun. We hope to see you again next week. Be sure to check out all the other challenges on SpeedyTV for more chances to win free stamp sets from Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Anonymous said...

Wow....a feast for the eyes for sure! Your roses are to die for! Does the UTEE EP give the same effect as glossy accents without having to wait for it to dry? I'm loving that idea!

Patty K said...


Stunningly gorgeous art work! Love this card.

~ Kendra ~ said...

STUNNING!!! Such a beautiful card! Love the shimmer on the flowers!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations Paint!!