Friday, September 15, 2017

Pearls and Lace

Hello everyone,
Here is my card for the Design Team showcasing a card for the current challenge at Victorine Originals.  
And here is the MOOD (inspiration) board for the challenge

 Pearls and Lace Victorine Originals Challenge

There are multiple ways to play along, so make sure you go to the blog and read the directions and join us.

Here is how the card came together:
I found this beautiful pearl patterned paper in my crafty stash and used a scalloped and stitched rectangle die from my stash to start.  I then stamped the Woman in Dress in black versafine ink on the paper and I used the sentiment, You are invited, from the Floral and Sayings stamp set in black versafine ink.  I wanted something elegant and simple and this came together perfectly.  I then added some fun foam to the back of the die cut panel. I found a glimmer card stock in my stash that I felt went nicely with the pearl colors and added some black glittery trim from my stash at an angle on my card stock.  I then glued down the top panel to finish the card off.  

Links to the products I used are listed below and please go check out the Victorine Originals social media sites, shop and blog
See you all soon!

 Floral and Sayings (10549-X)
     Woman in Dress (74835-F)

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Wedding Congratulations

 Hello everyone,
So it has been a whirlwind of activity around my house lately as my eldest son got married Saturday, September 2nd.  My husband also decided three weeks prior to the wedding to do a massive interior renovation to our house. I am happy to say that the renovation is done and my eldest has married the prettiest and sweetest girl and I now have a daughter in the family.  I of course needed a card to reflect the happy couple so I reached for the prettiest stamp I have ever seen from Victorine Originals and made what I consider an elegant and yet simple card design.  I used the Wedding Couple Silhouette (74825-M) that I stamped on the first layer with black onyx versafine ink, I then sprinkled Nuvo Glitter Embossing Powder in Glitter Noir over the stamped image and heat set.  

My card base is in a medium grey card stock cut to A2 size with a top fold.  My next layer up is a dark grey card stock in the largest scalloped and stitched rectangle die from Kat Scrappiness. I then cut the next size layer in vellum and the top layer is the medium grey card stock to match the card base.  I added silver metallic effect thread between the vellum and top layer for extra effect.  Each layer is also mounted with fun foam for added dimension.  I then stamped the "Congratulations" from the Elegant Sayings (10517-X) stamp set, also from Victorine Originals, in black onyx versafine ink and heat set with clear embossing powder on vellum to match the second layer of the card.  I love the font used for this sentiment set and felt it would be perfect layered over the stamped couple silhouette. I then ran the vellum through my Xyron sticker maker and layered it over the couple.  I like how it is still see through yet completely stuck down and there is no visible glue to see through the vellum.  I then added some Studio Katia Clear Crystals to the wedding bouquet and sealed with some glossy accents for added dimension and sparkle.
This card came together beautifully and I am sure the happy newlyweds will love it, I am pretty sure they did not have a chance to enjoy it prior to leaving for the honeymoon...... 
Hope you all enjoyed this newest card and I will see you all again soon.

Please go over to the Victorine Originals blog and check out the ongoing challenge and join in on the fun.  I have also added the links to the products used below.

Elegant Sayings (10517-X)

Wedding Couple Silhouette (74825-M)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Time for Baseball

Hello everyone,
It is that time again...... fall sports and (hopefully) cooler weather.  That is what I miss most being in Southern California, Seasons! I love the crisp fall air, leaves changing colors, comfort food that warms you from the inside, fresh apple picking, and so much more.  So for this challenge I went with the adorably fun Baseball stamp from Victorine Originals (2558-A) and thought what better way to showcase this stamp then with red, white and blue.  I found the perfectly fitting "Yay!" stamp in my crafty stash and thought why not make a fun fall birthday card.
I I started with a white A2 card base and then layered a piece of red card stock cut to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 on top, then I took a piece of blue card stock and die cut it with a stitched rectangle die from Kat Scrappiness and layered that a bit skewed on top.  I then took the next size down in the cut rectangle stitched die and stamped all over it with my Baseball Stamp.  I took out my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and used the Carmine Red to go over the stitching on the baseballs, then I used Light Grey and dotted the edges of all the balls to give them texture and dimension and not leave them so "flat" and white as to blend in with the card base.
I used a red heart for the sentiment, thinking what things in Fall go together in my head, baseball, apple pie, red, white & blue, America's pastime, the love of baseball.... I think you get the hint. I stamped the Yay! with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed with clear powder to get the shininess and I took a white gel pen and made little dashes around the heart to help tie it in. I used a small piece of the blue card stock used in layer 2 and found a birthday stamp in  my craft room, made little white dotted lines on the scrap to tie it in, popped up the heart with fun foam for dimension and then layered the sentiment with more foam on top.
I hope you enjoyed my card, please check out the challenge at Victorine Originals and play along and I will see you soon.

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