Monday, March 25, 2013

MC March/13 - Quill Easel - Live in the Moment

I got this newest background stamp from Penny Black - actually got a few... but this one called out to me to use first. And then I got the newest batch of calligraphy stamps from Quietfire Design and new they would go together beautifully.

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I also picked up some gorgeous cardstock that I'm totally in love with. Ruche by WorldWin. It's got such a nice texture. So of course I had to use it...

My card when closed is 7"w x 5"h and opens as an easel card.

I stamped the background (Penny Black "Glory of Modesty") with Perfect Medium and clear embossed. Colored the flowers with Derwent watercolour pencils and blended with a waterbrush filled with Iridescent medium and h2º. Ironed of the embossing between clean sheets of newsprint. Die cut with Spellbinders "Matting Basics"=  love these dies... Die cut the center hole, stamped the quote (Quietfire Design) with Versafine Black Onyx on white cardstock and clear embossed. Adhered it to the back of my background. Die cut the green frame. The author's name didn't fit so I just stamped it separately and adhered it underneath. Added a couple pale green rhinestones. Aldso added small half pearls to the enters of the flowers.

card closed
Adhered the Ruche cardstock to my front and base of card. Then adhered my background piece and my quilled elements. The flowers have a bit of Glitter Ritz "Copper" in their centers. Wrote my sentiment with a pointed pen, then die cut the layers and adhered to card.

And it fits for these challenges:
Card Makin Mamas  spring colors
Kaboodle Doodles  #164 Easter or early spring
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge  #6 anything goes
Squigglefly  #1213 anything goes
A Lotta a Rubber Stamps  #103 spring
Desert Island Crafts  #50 use any 3: Rabbits/Bunnies, lots of YELLOW, Add a charm, 3 or more DP, Flowers, Sentiment on front, Hearts, Ribbon, Use paper piecing, Torn or roughed-up edges
Fussy and Fancy  #64  spring days
Old Back Porch  #64 card a week


Robyn said...

Great card Yogi!
I'm a matting basics fan too and i like how your quilled elements echo the background and hold up the easel!

Quietfire said...

Love this Yogi! Love the quilled flowers support the easel! Perfect!

Holly Young said...

So beautiful! Such an elegance to it! I love your quilled flowers - very sweet! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

mum of two said...

How fabulous! I love your quilled flowers. Thanks so much for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Anything Goes this past week. Hope to see you again soon :)

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