Thursday, March 06, 2014

Madera Hello


Hi everyone.  Back with a second card for the class I'm teaching this coming weekend.  This card uses the same background technique (faux mother-of-pearl) and the same sentiment as yesterday's card.  I wanted to show the girls that making color changes and a different shape gives a completely different card.

When I made my faux mother-of-pearl piece, I used a full A2 card front (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").  Before I sponged on any color, I cut off a small strip (2 1/4" x 2 3/4") for yesterday's card, leaving this larger piece for today.  All I needed to do was to figure out what colors of ink to use and go from there.

I sponged three shades of blue ink on this (although the lighter one probably doesn't show much) - Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise.  I sponged heaviest with Bermuda Bay (LOVE it!) ... and so that dictated the color of my blooms.  This is my favorite flower that I own ... it's the hydrangea punch from Martha Stewart.  I've had it for several years and use it a lot.  I paired it today with the Madera Corner die from Memory Box - they work so well together.  I added sponging, shaping, veins and dots for interest on the flowers and then secured them to the corner die using crystal effects (same as glossy accents).  I learned this trick from Jennifer McGuire.  If you place a good sized drop of crystal effects and then push your shaped bloom into it, when it dries, it helps to keep the bloom shape.  It works!

The sentiment took me a couple of tries with this.  I first stamped and heat embossed it in white directly on my main panel ... it didn't show up enough on the pearl background.  So I stamped it onto a small strip of card stock and added it as a banner, placing over top of my embossed sentiment ... always good when you can figure out a way to save a piece. :)







Stamps:  Where your heart is (Simon Says)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Bermuda Bay (SU!)
Ink:  Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Madera Corner die (Memory Box), Hydrandea Punch (Martha Stewart), Nestabilities Labels Two (Spellbinders), Frost Shimmer Paint (SU!), saran wrap, stylus and mat, white gel pen, crystal effects,




13 comments:

  1. Wow using another color give a whole new perspective, love this technique. Will have to try it now

    ReplyDelete
  2. Heavenly card! Of course I love it - it's blue and white! Thanks for the tip about pushing the flower into the Crystal Effects.

    ReplyDelete
  3. When I see what you call mother-of-pearl I see it as marbling...would love to try this. May be on one of my cards in the near future, but will never be as well done as yours. Thank you for sharing your God given talent with us. The tips are such a help.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Stunning card Loll - I totally love these colours too and you always make your flowers look amazing:) I hope you have a wonderful weekend - hugs xx

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is such a stunning technique. I love the colors and the beautiful, feminine look. Have a great weekend Loll! xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gorgeous card Loll and love how you've used the die...stunning background colours
    Have a great weekend..

    Anne

    ReplyDelete
  7. Lovin' these backgrounds, Loll, especially in your chosen colors! Simply stunning card!

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is another beautiful design Loll - these aqua colours are lovely; almost like looking down at the sea from a height.

    Karen x

    ReplyDelete
  9. Two very beautiful cards Loll. Love the "no errors" approach! There is always a way to "fix" it. It is just an opportunity to embellish!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Beautiful design and beautiful colors.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Another beauty, Loll ... love the aqua shades and almost-touchable-via-my-screen flowers! Anita :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful card, Loll! Love the blue blooms.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)