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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Paris (or...I can dream, can't I?)


Today's card is a "just because" kind of card that I've made using the ever delightful Creative Inspirations paints.  I love, love, LOVE them, and one of my favorite ways to use them is the marbled background technique, which you can find here.  It is my new favorite technique and I've already done it several times.

This time I've used Tutu Pink, Mellow Yellow and Pink Highlights, the last of which is interesting because it looks ivory until you turn it towards the light, then the shimmery pink shows up.

I had to photograph the card at a couple of different angles to try to capture the shimmery goodness.  See that slight pink?

Here's another closeup.  You can see more of the pink down there to the right.  I really wish I could have a video within a picture so I could move the card around and show you the shimmer.  It is a fascinating way to create an interesting background that can pretty much stand on its own.

I used some lovely product from the Inspired By Stamping shop, including the always versatile Paris stamp set, the new Background Basics III stamp set (behind the word "Paris"), the Fancy Labels Die, and some Colonial Rose Satin Ribbon.  Some dots of gold glitter glue at the bottom finish this card.

And that, dear friends, is today's card.  Thanks so much for joining me and I wish you a lovely, craft-filled day.

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons #45 - No Design(er) Paper
Delightful Challenges - Stash It (use from stash - gold embossing powder, gold glitter glue)
Fussy and Fancy #88 - Anything Goes


Michaela said...

Brilliant card, Shea. Those fancy labels dies look pretty good. Great embossing effect! xx

pinky said...

Very romantic, I love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

Mirella said...

Beautiful, love the golden accents! Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.



Kristie Goulet said...

So pretty! Love the background and the gold. Mwah!!!

Kristi said...

Very Beautiful! It's a shame we can't all share our cards in person so we can see the things that our cameras just can't capture!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shea - what a delightful surprise seeing your comments on my blog today. Thank you so much for making by day brighter. Thanks for confirming the name of that awesome Lorepetalum! It has since been massacred, and is about 40% the size it was when the photo was taken. Before I know it, the bush will be heavy-laden with blooms again. Your Paris masterpiece is gorgeous! Love the rich color selection, with the contrast of black and classic gold. (love LOVE the gold EP around the edge of the black panel) embossing is one of my favorite ways to distress. Looks marvelous with the gold chandelier. Shea, I would never have thought of using the magenta ribbon on that card, and it looks WONDERFUL. Thank you for explaining about this delightful paints - too. Wow! The satin brings out richness, again. It's a beautiful card in every way. hugs, de

cebelica said...

The ribbon really stands out beautifully from the rest of the card. Great colours and wonderful design. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx