Sunday, July 20, 2014

MC July/14 - Two Turtle Doves

Too many Xmas challenges at the moment... so thought I'd make one. Sheesh. I've been on this kick lately of using Quietfire Design stamps to make backgrounds... so that's how this one started.

I side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h). Put all the stamps from the 12 Days of Christmas set onto my acrylic block, inked with Versamark, stamped and clear embossed.

Direct to Paper with Distress blues ("Stormy Sky", "Chipped Sapphire"), sponged with "Seedless Preserves", the direct to paper with "Broken China". wiped off excess from embossed areas. I really liked the intensity of color... but it didn't look so good with my dove image. So misted my background well and dried. That toned it down nicely, but still not enough... So put a layer of Drafting Vellum over top. Perfect. Glued it down around the edges using Glossy Accents. Another dilemma... I didn't like the darker edge the glue made, so cut strips of a purple toned cardstock from my stash and adhered them to the edge. Yes!!

Stamped the "Two Turtle Doves" words (from the Christmas set) onto the purple cardstock with Versamark and embossed with Queen's Gold. Hand cut the rounded edge and the picot edge. adhered to card off the edge.

I had the two turtle doves (Flourishes) already cut from a previous session from last year's Xmas batch in the stamp package. BIG GRIN I had electronically cut it and stamped, I believe, using Distress markers and misting with water. Adhered the cut out onto the card. As a final touch added very small red half pearls for some of the berries.

Click on card image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge   Xmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round  Xmas non traditional colors
Crafty Sentiments  Xmas
Scrap Creations  Xmas
Divas By Design  #143 Xmas
Hobby Book Designers Challenge  Xmas
Aud Sentiments Challenge  #111 Xmas
Trimmies Craft Challenge  #268 Xmas
Jelly Park Challenge  Xmas
Hiding In My Craft Room  #158 Xmas
Squigglefly Challenge  #2814 something off edge of card
Corrosive Challenges   #204 Xmas


La Papera Gialla said...

Very elegant!
Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
Monica - DT

Nancy said...

Beautiful card, Yogi! It's fun for me to see someone from my hometown join us! The image is lovely! Thank you for joining us adt Jellypark friends! :o)

Unknown said...

What a lovely creation! Great colors! Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiment Designs! Hope to see you next time!

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Love all the cool techniques you have used on this, the result is gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments:)

Julie said...

Your card is beautiful. You are very talented. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.
Julie T

Hazel (Didos) said...

What a beautiful creation, Thank you for playing on Crafty Hazelnuts Extra Challenge this month, Hazel (Didos) (GDT) xx

Leslie Miller said...

Your doves look just beautiful, Yogi, as does the framed vellum background. One more ready for Christmas -- that's a plus!

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your super creation for CCAYR July challenge and my CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see you again soon x

Jenscrapstoo said...

Just delightful, love the image you have used!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room Christmas In July!!
Cheers Jennie DTM

Billie A said...

Very pretty and love the vellum look. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Debora said...

So elegant and I love the vellum!Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog! Hugs!