Friday, August 23, 2013

Fab Friday 25 Challenge

Hello Dear Friends!

Time for another Fab Friday Challenge, brought to by Mindy:

Fab Friday: Fab Friday 25

This week's is a layout challenge.  Here it is:

Here is my card.  I used a slightly different fold, so I will show you how it looks in multiple pictures.

Pictures show the card closed, then partially open so you can see the cute sentiment under the flap on the right, then inside where I decided to stamp on the inside layer.

Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, Lovely Little Labels
Paper: Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Argyle Embossing Folder, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Small Heart Punch, Curly Label Punch, Sponges

However you score your card base, make sure the size it is when folded equals the size you want for the envelope. 

The embossing was lightly sponged with ink, one of my favorite ways to make an embossed image stand out.

Thanks For Reading!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Fab Friday 24 Challenge, with a little Fab Friday 23 too!

Hello Friends!  Happy Friday!

I stayed up late to work on this Fabulous Friday Challenge!  Since I missed the last one, I decided to use this week's color combination, which is lovely, and combine it with the last week's layout!

Here is this week's color combination:

And last week's layout:

Here is my creation! I am giving you an upright view, plus a slightly closer view so you can see all the details!

Lots of "Fussy Cutting" Aka: cutting around all the stamped images.  The Flourish was particularly interesting to cut, but one manages. ;-)

The Flower was stamped onto Watercolor paper in Crisp Cantaloupe, then watercolored with a blender pen using So Saffron and Crisp Cantaloupe inks to the center and edges of the flowers.  This paper watercolors so beautifully!

Smooch Spritz adds that little extra bling along with the glimmer paper near the bottom.  Even if you spritz a little too much, as I did, it still looks fabulous!

Stamps: Everything Eleanor

Paper: Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper, Crisp Cantaloup, Very Vanilla, Pistachio Pudding, Champagne Glimmer, Watercolor Paper

Ink: Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron

Accessories: Blender Pen (for watercoloring), Dimensionals, Large Scallop Edgelit, Gold Smooch Spritz, Pistachio Pudding Stretch Ruffle Trim.