Saturday, September 15, 2012

It's been ages...

...since I made a card.  I haven't had the energy to craft literally all week.  All my DT posts were scheduled previously.  I've just been utterly exhausted!  BUT, yesterday I got my first large paycheck after going back to work and I kinda went on a huge shopping spree...seriously.  It's scary how much stuff I purchased.  I'm broke again. ;D  But that means I had to play with my new toys this evening!!!  I've got 2 cards to share!  I'll share the other later...

Card one~

Details~
This is to show the clear glitter gel accents.



For these fabulous challenges~




This card is a one layer CAS card that was quite easy to execute.  Wow.  I would NOT have said that about 6 months ago!  I used to dread one layer cards...but I digress!  I highlighted the open words and parts of the images by water coloring Lucky Limeade ink and then I added a bit of bling the same color.  After I did that, I thought it needed something a little extra, so I colored in the images with a clear glitter gel pen.  Voila!  And on we go...

Card two~

Details~


Can you see the shimmer better in this picture?  It's there...I promise!



For these fabulous challenges~




I started by spraying my card base with gold glimmer mist...the homemade kind.  You can't really tell.  It's there!  I sponged around my doily with pink ink, layered some papers and a fabulous panel using my favorite technique--stamped image, water colored patches, champagne homemade glimmer mist, dry embossing--and added a sentiment, some bling, a flower, and some pins.  I love it!  I think it turned out a lot better than I hoped! :)

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my cards!  I appreciate you and your kind words.  Please come and join in these fabulous challenges!  Happy stamping! :)

24 comments:

Karren said...

Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I love what you've done with the Dynamic Duos challenge colors. And I love that stamp you've used - so appropriate.

Fluffles said...

These are brilliant, love the simplicity of your designs, Jx

Kim S said...

I LOVE what you have found on your shopping spree! The stamp is perfect for a one layer card and the touches of green in various intensities make is so very interesting! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

Sandie said...

Wow,a fabulous card...it really is gorgeous.Love the images too.

Thank you for joining us over at Craftymess...

Sandie x

Stamping in Pink said...

They're both gorgeous Mynnette, not sure which one is my favourite. Love the CAS style of the first and that stamp is fantastic. Also love the inkyness of the second one and love the pink, of course Karen x

Karen Aicken said...

Mynette, I SO hear you about exhaustion. And shopping! Glad you got some new goodies and I LOVE what you've done with them. I just can't seem to pull off a OLC that I'm happy with, so I'm always thrilled to see what others can do. Yours is FABULOUS! Wow - well done! Your pink card is more my style, so of course I like that one too.
Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duo's!
Cheers, Karen

Gem x said...

What a lovely card, my fav colours thanks for entering into the craftymess challenge. DT Member xx

Nancy Y said...

Beautiful cards Mynnette! LOVE them both! The first one looks Amazing with the watercoloring and glitter gel accents! The second one is just Perfectly Gorgeous!!
Nancy xx :D

Lisa said...

Happy to see you back at Dynamic Duos Mynnette! Pretty cards today. Nothing better to pick up your spirits than crafty shopping!!

Sonia said...

Two different gorgeous cards dear Mynnette:)
Big hug,
Sonia

Nikki said...

Love that Sentiment in the 1st card must remember it :) both are beautiful :)

Kimberly said...

Mynnette - both cards are really lovely, but I especially love the first one. That sentiment stamp is so cool and different! And great job with the one layer card! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jacqueline said...

Hope you are feeling less exhausted now Mynnette - a bit of retail therapy does us all good once in a while!
Lovely cards - I really love the pink one - Jacqueline xx

Angela said...

This is very lush. Fab colours and theimages are tres Paree!

thanks for taking part in the Vintage Paris challenge with us at Craftymess
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carol said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS, x carol

Michelle said...

Mynette, both your cards are beautiful! Especially your DD card...love the large sentiment as the focal point and added gems!!!
BTW...I so miss earning a paycheck!!! Hope you are well rested! Thanks for sharing this with us at Dynamic Duos!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I adore your one layer word image card, Mynnette! You are getting good at them now - I'm so proud of you! And that sentiment stamp rocks!

gina g said...

Gorgeous card,beautiful work.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time hope to see you again. luv gina xx

Piali said...

The 1st card is FANTASTIC!!! I love it!the second one is lovely too!Thanks for sharing with us @ CASual Fridays this week!

Daniele said...

what a fabbie pink confection, love all the elemnts that you have used, so glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow
hugs

Melissa said...

WOW, Mynnette! These are both fabulous! Love the word art on the first one and the pretty pink, girly look on the second! Thanks so much for joining us again at Dynamic Duos! :)

Lisa A. said...

Hi Mynnette!! Your cards are beautiful...but the first one takes my breath away!! LOVE the sentiment/stamp...the coloring is perfect, too!! Thanks for being a part of the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays and sharing your creativity:)!!

lizzidroege said...

just love this card it is gorgeous every last detail...thanks for joining us this week at sch...

Holly Young said...

WOW, Mynnette, these are gorgeous!!!!! I was just looking over the SCH cards and saw yours,,,,stunning! Love that pink with the doily!

Thanks for joining us this week at SCH!

Holly SCH DT