Friday, July 18, 2014

MC July/14 - Easel Beaded Circle - In Creating HB

The Card Maker Blog challenge is to use the colors Purple, White & Black only... Then one of my DT friends, Holly, reminded me of using a stamp in a different way - the Quietfire Design (Gingko leaf) used as  petals... and that's how this card evolved.

I stamped the leaf, scanned it and created a silhouette image to cut with my electronic cutter _ I'm lazy and wasn't in the mood to fussy cut a dozen petals BIG GRIN. Once cut, I inked the stamp using Distress "Seedless Preserves" and stamped each petal. Misted the backs with water and used my faux Blossom Tool to shape each petal, then adhered them to a punched out circle. When assembled, I added a glob of glue to the center and sprinkled Gitter Ritz micro fine glitter "Black".

To create the easel, I die cut the largest Beaded Circle (Spellbinders), scanned it and then enlarged, added a circle for the floor section and welded the two forms together, then cut with my electronic cutter to make a 5" x 5" card when closed. Cut another beaded circle the same size as the front.

Sponged the Preserves heavily all over the loose beaded circle, then ran through my embossing machine using Cuttlebug "Kassie's Brocade" embossing folder. Hit the high points with Distress acrylic dauber "Picket Fence". Set aside to dry, then stamped the quote (Quietfire Design) using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

card closed
Used some Sookwang tape to adhered the black Sari ribbon, then used a glue gun to adhere the tails and the blossom. Adhered this assembly to the front of the easel.

On the Spellbinders beaded oval, I sponged heavily again with the Preserves through the die. Stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design) using the black and clear embossed. adhered the beaded circle to the floor of the card, then adhered the black beaded flourish to act as my stopper.

As a final touch, cut out black circles, adhered them to the front and then adhered white half pearls.

Click on either image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Card Maker Magazine  Black, White, Purple
Penny Black Challenge  monthly July  Dies/punches w/stamping as focal
Incy Wincy Challenge  #253 strings & things
Lexis Creations  #120 black, white + 1 color
TTCRD  #15 - 21 anything goes
Penny's Challenges  #186 anything goes
My Time to Craft  #253 Paper Piecing
Pile it On Challenge  #28 monochormatic
Southern Girls Challenge  #94 something round


Shirley said...

A stunning card Yogi. Your embellishments work beautifully with the lovely colour combination. A great idea to use leaves to make your gorgeous flower too.
Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us again soon.


Holly said...

Yogi! I knew you'd take that gingko leaf right over the top- this is beautiful. Brilliant using the cameo too.

Caz said...

This is so lovely...Thank you for joining us at Penny,s and good luck.


Ellibelle said...

Great card design , love the purple!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at penny black and more!

Karen C said...

Thanks for playing with us this week at Incy Wincy’s Strings & Things challenge! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
Karen C

Michelle said...

A beautiful creation - lovely colours and layout - thank you for joining in at Penny's Paper-Crafty this week - Michelle x

brenda said...

This is a delighh Yogi, lovely the warm pinks and I do like an easel card.

Thanks so much for joining in our Dies and Punches theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x