Friday, June 27, 2008

Blogger's Challenge 53

This week's challenge was to use some type of resist technique. Easy right? This card almost hit the trash at least three times, and I'm really not sure it don't belong there now! It is so far from what I was thinking in my head. I wanted a simple, classy, shimmery gate fold card -- but this just is not doing it for me. I only throw away maybe 1 or 2 cards a year and this one was oh so very close to being the one for this year, lol. But due to it be summer and having a extremely full schedule with no other time to stamp today -- this is what you get, sorry.





The card is made using Shimmery White. I used my scor pal to create the gate fold - so easy! Then before I folded it I inserted each side up to the score into my cuttlebug folder --it actually lines up in the middle which is really cool. The hearts are embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder that has a tiny bit of very fine red glitter to match the baubles. They are pink with red specks. After embossing I colored the edge with Pretty in Pink marker and the center with chalk-both resist the embossed part. I also did the top and bottom edges with the Pretty in Pink marker. Here is a close up of the hearts. You can see the little specks of red glitter if you really look.




And here is a close up of the baubles although I could not get a clear picture so it is probably not gonna help, lol. The baubles have little red specks in them. They are from the Robin's Nest.




Well, there you go -- not what I wanted but what the heck!



Stamps: Always
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Shimmery White
Other: cuttlebug embossing folder, chalks, markers, iridescent ice ep and super fine red glitter.


18 nice people left a comment:

Lynn Mercurio said...

HA! You and I hit the same wall this week! I wonder how many others in the group wanted to chuck their projects...lol. Your turned out wonderful, and I'm glad you stuck with it!

Claudia said...

HEY - don't be throwing away these gorgeous cards! You did great! I think it IS elegant yet simple so you accomplished what you wanted - and it's pretty!

Barb Hardeman said...

MJ your card is just so pretty and feminine. I love the way you put the hearts as a closure for your card. Everything about this card is so soft. I think you did a wondeful job...

Robin Merriman said...

This is really lovely, MJ. I think it's elegant with just a touch of whimsy with the pink embellies. So glad you didn't throw it away. If you don't like it, you can send it to me!

Connie said...

Well, I think it is gorgeous! So soft and subtle! Funny how we hit a wall sometimes with our craft...

Connie
www.inkspiredtreasures.com

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I think your card is beautiful Mary Jo! It's so elegant and what a wonderful way to use the hearts for the closure! :D

Nikki Bond said...

WOW! How stunning and elegant! {SMILES}

Ida said...

MJ this is really pretty (don't trash it). I think it has a simple elegance about it. I love all the dry embossing and the entwinded hearts. Lovely.

Anita Van Hal said...

What a beautiful card! You and Lynn weren't stamping together, were you? LOL

Seriously, this is wonderful! I love everything about it!

Sometimes I think the struggle to get even a simple card done is to keep us humble!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the interlocking hearts and the way the CB meets on the gate fold.

Lisa Bohler said...

Very pretty and delicate! I love the soft influence the resist gives!

Pat Huntoon said...

Sometime simple is best...I can help you throw it out -- do you want my address?

Marcia said...

I really like this card, but it does look like it was a pain to make. What a great take on resist.
TFS!

new BC member
Marcia

Linda McClain said...

I'm glad you didn't toss it - I think it's beautiful. I guess it's true - one man's trash is another man's treasure.

Lori said...

This is lovely, Mary Jo--I'm glad you didn't trash it! I love the way the hearts are placed so they interlock. That's a fantastic idea.

Tangerine Dream said...

I like it! The baubles/dew drops are a perfect touch to add a little more color! The hearts are very elegant looking (they kind of remind me of a Valentines Doiley). The card looks great and you are silly!!

Happy Friday!

Chrissy D said...

This is very pretty Mary Jo! I have yet to do mine. We just got back from out of town - so hopefully tomorrow! Love how yours turned out so soft and elegant! TFS!

Barbara said...

MJ....
This is just PERFECT!!!! I've been looking for just the right idea for an engagement announcement (since I wasn't coming up with anything on my own!) Consider this CASED. Oh, by the way....GREAT JOB!