Well, I am late as usual for both of these challenges. Its a pretty big deal for me to actually combine two! This is for the color challenge to use Pool Party, Black and White, and the honoring of Arizona Maine.(Angela) I have been working off and on this week on this tribute to Angela. I saved a whole page of her beauties in my computer to look over and try to decide which one I wanted to case. I am a HUGE fan of hers and I love everything she does so it was hard to choose. I finally settled on this lovely card! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...&ppuser=276266
I used different colors and three instead of two.
I used different flowers and leaves.
I used a similar but different EF.
I used a different thank you sentiment and stamped it twice.
I added half pearls (because I don't know when to quit!
It is the same layout and design. I started out with a larger size because the EF is a 5x7 one and to capture its full beauty my card needed to be larger. This was a three time redo... I kept getting HUGE black smudges on the embossed part that I just couldn't cover up with ANYTHING! (Bad words, bad words!) I added Ebony micro beads to the centers of my flowers that I just had to have about a year ago and have never used until now. This EF is one Wendy Bell used a long time ago and it was another thing I just had to have and I went on quite a quest to find it and buy it. (Another one of my very first EF) I think I made one card with it. I tried to shadow the sentiment with the Pool Party but I kind of think the effect will just make you all think you need glasses...has a blurry look to it. Oh well... It is also from Michaels in the day when they had $1 stamps. My EF didn't have a built in frame so I had to make one, gluing that puppy down three times (because of my re-do's) accurately was certainly a test of patience.I cut the aperture with a Spellbinder after I embossed the frame and then I made the frame to go over it. I offset the Marianne Design leaves with both colors because neither color looked good on its own!
This is also a thank you card for a very special friend who did a very lovely thing for me this week. It will accompany a box of gift cards I am making for her.
Thank you for taking the time to look! It is much appreciated....After reading the above details, one would say...no wonder it takes her so long to make a card! :-)
Date: Friday, May 9, 2014 GMT Views: 2799
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22646
Fri, May 09, 2014 @ 8:13 PM
It was SO worth the effort, Peggy! WOW! And you didn't like the shadow of the Thank You, something that I KNOW I would not have succeed with so perfectly! What a beautiful card to send someone who deserves it!
Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 19400
Sat, May 10, 2014 @ 4:27 AM
What a lovely card and wonderful tribute to Angela! I love those black flowers with the pool party accents! The framing looks fabulous and was well worth the effort (says I who did not have to actually do anything) :-) Beautiful card!
Registered: October 25, 2010 Location: New England Posts: 11694
Sat, May 10, 2014 @ 5:00 AM
Peggy, you shouldn't be making me chuckle with delight when you can create something so exquisite! I am an absolute fan of your work and to have you case something of mine is an honor. Your card is out-of-this-world gorgeous and your friend must be equally as fabulous to be the lucky recipient. Thank you Peggy!
Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 58969
Sat, May 10, 2014 @ 5:31 AM
Smudges.....ooh, that cause so much trouble, don't they? In the end, your card is beautiful and I noticed the shadows immediately on your sentiment and think they are super. Gorgeous flowers and embossing.
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Registered: June 29, 2010 Location: Small village in England, linked to Henry 8th Posts: 10742
Sat, May 10, 2014 @ 6:35 AM
Peggy, this is wonderful! A case made your very own, in your own special way! I love the frame edging the aperture and your double sentiment does not look blurred - it looks great! A really beautiful card.