October 28, 2015

Dreamer ...

Hi Everybody,

The sentiment on this card has been stamped onto parchment and embossed in white ... and then curved around the panel to raise it from the base

The verse is from Sheena Douglass and is one of several on her  Little Bit Sketchy  range

The background has been done in Purple, Emerald Green and Ultra marine Brusho Crystal Colours.

These Crystals are so much fun to play with and no two panels will ever be the same.

Over the top of the background I have stamped with Versamark and heat embossed the butterflies with white powder

I have added in some of my baked Ikea dots and layered the coloured panel with lilac card onto a white base.

The finished effect is very vibrant and I am quite pleased with the way this card has turned out.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


34 comments:

  1. Morning Christina, a gorgeous card love these blues and purples and your ikea dots.
    Nancyd xx

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  2. Christina, what a beautiful card, just love it
    hugs
    Lyn
    xxx

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  3. This is wonderful Christina! The colours are lovely and the embossed butterflies and dragonflies look gorgeous on your background. Debra x

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  4. Gorgeous card Christina. Love the colours and the brusho effect.

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  5. What a stunning card! The sentiment is lovely but th e vibrant colors offset against the white embossed butterflies is quite striking. My husband recently came across a stack of parchment paper. He set a bunch aside for me. I appreciate seeing how you have used it here. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Beautiful card Christina. Love the colours.

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  7. love this card. did you versamark and emboss after the brusho or did you use a resist and do it before? and can I be so bold as to ask why, from an artists point of view? thanks

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  8. Fantastic explosion of colours, love it. X Ros

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  9. Beautiful card Christina. I love this technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Hi, Christina,
    I really like today's card. The background is so colourful and the embossed butterflies really stand out. I found out that if you want even bigger 'pearls' you can use pony beads. They melt the same as the Ikea ones but are bigger to begin with. I really enjoyed 'cooking' the ones you sent and was really pleased that they didn't stink when they were hot lol.
    Bx

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  11. Good Morning Christina :) Beautiful card this morning! Wanted to share... I found some beautiful vellum card stock at paperandmore.com. The pack I got came in 100 sheets for like $21/22 dollars something like that. Also, I picked up a tidbit on glueing vellum.... yes, glue. Elmers Craft Bond Glue Stick. It worked great on the vellum card stock.... couldn't see a hint of glue over a garnet piece of card stock. I was amazed. However, the glue does show through on vellum sheets.... like the kind you get at Hobby Lobby, the thinner stuff. Also, I purchased a little bag (1000 beads) of white Perler beads at Joanns. Will try baking them soon and then I can color them as I need them. It's raining cats and dogs here in Gaylord, Michigan today. I think I need to do some crafting! Big Hugs. Have a great day!

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  12. A beautiful card,love the colours.xxx

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  13. Gorgeous! Perfect sentiment against that beautiful purple & green effect-the parchment paper makes it look dreamy!! Amy x

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  14. Very creative and very pretty. I really will have to get some brusho crystals.xxx

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  15. This is a magical and mesmerizing card!!! LOVE all things Sheena!! Her products are so fun to use and fit elegant to grunge which is awesome! More bang for your buck that way! TFS!

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  16. Hi Christina. Just love those Butterflies, and the delicate colours. I have made cards with multi-coloured Parchment and they look so special too. Thank you for sharing. xxx

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  17. Ooooo quite different for you Christina, not a flower or ribbon in site....love the background and all the stamping and embossing, making it really vibrant....love the baked Ikea dots too, have not got down to doing mine yet.....luv Ursula xx

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  18. Me too. I love how it turned out. I may have to add that to my work bench today.

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  19. Hi Christina,
    Great card, really love the brusho's may have to treat myself to a set.
    Lydia
    X

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  20. Love the look of your background on this card. Will have to try melting the beads, they are very effective. Dianne Crowe

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  21. So stunning! LOVE the colors and the white embossing looks fabulous against the colors! So beautiful!

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  22. Hi Christina. This is a lovely fresh looking card and I like it very much x

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  23. Another stunner today Christina and the butterflies are fabulous.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

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  24. The background is beautiful and it goes so well with the rest of the card....tfs
    Well done Christina

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  25. Love the background colours Christina & the way you have used the parchment. Pat x

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  26. Hi Christina, love this card and these wonderful colours give it a dramatic quality. Janelle x

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  27. Christina, I love the colors on this card. The beads are great. The brusho crystal colirs look like fun to use. Think it will be awhile before I can add more product however I so enjoy all you do.
    To Donna- where are the white perler beads at Joannes found? Wondering if you tried using them yet? I am close to a Joannes. Thanks for the tip on the vellum and the Elmers craft Bond Glue Stick.
    Is the parchment paper the same I get at the grocery store or Costco on a roll in a box? ~blessings, Louise

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  28. Love the lock of this card....Will have to check out the crystals sometime. Have not seen them yet.

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  29. Hi Christina, lovely card love the embossing. Take Care Melody xxx

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  30. Beautiful card Christina and lovely colours.

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