Isn't it pretty?! Makes me think of spring. Too bad it's still winter--even here in Florida! I actually made two card with these colors and ended up liking the second one best.
I also thought this one was more in line with Ann's style and since it is her challenge....well, I thought she might like it! Although, I will admit, I tried to add pearls but couldn't make it work. LOL. Anyway, I really love this single stamp from the new Occasions catalog called Love is Kindness. It's very versatile; I can see using it for Valentine's Day, Easter, spring or even just a special Thank You card as I've done here. The image is stamped in Memento Ink and colored with a combination of Stampin' Write markers, Blender Pens and an Aqua Painter.
There are some water spots courtesy of Gorgeous Grunge and I crumpled the Typeset DSP for a vintage look. I thought you might want to see a close-up of the two different ribbons I used: Lost Lagoon satin and Venetian Crochet. Ahhh.....pretty!
Here, I tried to capture the sparkle for you. I thought the white on the background paper was a little too stark so I spritzed it with a homemade mix of rubbing alcohol and Champagne Mist shimmer paint. The entire background is full of shimmer and shine! The Tea Lace Doily was also quite white so I sponged on some shimmer paint and Sahara Sand ink for a nice, aged look.
The inside is pretty self-explanatory just stamped off to the side so as not to repeat the sentiment. I sponged the edges with more Sahara Sand ink and added some more water spots.
Now, here's the first card I made. A total departure from the second one, right? This one features the popular Bokeh Effect technique. It's really very simple. The Whisper White background piece is sponged with all three challenge colors. Next, I cut a piece of window sheet to serve as a stencil. In this piece of window sheet I die cut two circle shapes--about 1.25" and 3/4". Using Whisper White craft ink, I sponged the circles all around the background varying the intensity of the ink with each one. You want to achieve the look of soft focus lights in the background. Final touches were a vellum balloon, silver baker's twine, Crisp Cantaloupe washi tape (Sweet Sadie) and a sentiment die cut with the Little Letters Thinlits.
So, there you have it. Two cards in one post! Be sure to pop over to The Paper Players and check out all the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team. Then, I hope you will play along with us before the challenge closes on Friday, January 16th at Noon (PST). Thanks for stopping by today!
The Paper Players Design Team
edited 1/12/15: I was so excited to share that I totally forgot the layout for my first card was inspired by the great sketch over at The Challenge! Duh. It's a keeper too!
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