Hello, sweet friends! I am delighted to guest design for The Card Concept Challenge #100, "Elegant Fall." Thanks so much to my precious friend Julie Gearinger for asking me to be one of her guest designers. I am honored and loved making this card. The inspiration photo is gorgeous, and I had fun being inspired by it. As many of you know, I am a complete tortoise when it comes to making cards. I selected what seemed to me the perfect image and started coloring (after I found some designer paper that I liked). The coloring was the easiest - haha! Then the "fun" comes with figuring out the layout and then cutting and making sure it all works. True torture??!! Well, not really, but almost. However, it's good to be challenged, and I hope you might join in celebrating this challenge.
After coloring the image, I decided to use an oval die - and carefully used my Krylon gold pen for the edges of the oval (you'll see why if you visit my blog to see the Inspiration Photo). I added a scalloped oval underneath using a piece of DP from the paper pad that I sanded the scalloped oval die cut for some texture. I matted the two pieces of DP, used my Mini MISTI for the sentiment, but it still needed something more. That's when I remembered a long-ignored Ornare piercing template that was inspired by the Inspiration Photo. I would say that perhaps this card falls into the Clean and Layered category. I still haven't really made it into the mixed media category - but there's always hope, right?!
Thank you so much for taking a closer look at my card. It's a joy to be a part of such an amazing, encouraging, and caring community here at SCS. I am so blessed by so many friends here - both old and new friends - and some returning friends! Sending warm, sunny hugs and love to all! xoxo
Stamps: Fortunes of Fall, Simply Camellias (Power Poppy)
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, French Flea Market/Julie Nutting (Photo Play Paper)
Paper Size: 5" square
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories: Copic markers, Ovals and Scalloped Ovals dies (Spellbinders), Mini MISTI, Mini Perfect Layers, Krylon gold pen, Ornare piercing template, Thin 3D Foam Squares, Tombow mono glue, white tape, red tape
Techniques: Copic coloring, paper piercing, sanding
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Tue, Oct 16, 2018 @ 10:45 PM
From one tortoise to another, this is exquisite my sweet sis. Your colouring always blows me away and I love your layout. I nearly fell off my chair when I saw the inspiration photo, you captured it so beautifully. The words here and on your blog are so touching. Love you to bits Cheryl. xxxx
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