Monday, October 1, 2012

Crafty Cardmakers: Indian Summer

Well, hi there!  Guess what?!  It's my turn to host again over at Crafty Cardmakers!!!  I'm really excited and I have a super fun challenge for you to play around with!  More details can be found on the challenge site

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This card seriously gave me fits and I almost gave up after about 45 minutes of trying to get the background to come out the way I wanted it to.  UGH!  It's so much easier to see things in your head than to try and put them on paper sometimes, you know?

So, anyway, I inked up a clear block with chalk inks and then spritzed some cardstock with gold glimmer mist and gently laid it on top.  I pressed all over the back of the paper and this lovely background was the result (after trying it a bajillion ways that didn't work first).  I then stamped my silhouette image (from Great Impressions) in black, dry embossed the panel, added some ribbon as an anchor, some rhinestones for a bit of glam, and voila!

Even though it took me almost a year to make, I adore this card!!!  It turned out exactly how I wanted it to and I am so glad I never gave up!

So, what will YOU create this fortnight for us?  Please come play along and say hi to the other amazing DT gals as well!  Happy stamping! :)

17 comments:

Suzi B said...

Gorgeous card Mynette the background looks fabulous.
I know how you feel about whats in your head being difficult to put into practise!!
Suzi B xx

Annette said...

HI Mynnette...

Very lovely card.I love the stamp if you used.

Hugs Annette

Pia S said...

Your card has such a lovely mix of colors, and it's a beautiful CAS layout.

Suze Bain said...

This is such a lovely card Mynette. Your background is fab and I love that silhouette stamp. xx

Stamping in Pink said...

This is gorgeous Mynnette, fab technique I've never seen before. Will have to have a go at making the background with my own bits and bobs! Karen x

baileyrosy.com said...

im glad you never gave up as its a real beauty, the hard work certainly payed off this is a stunner my dear.

Marie

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my this is soooo very beautiful! What a great stamp and I love that background you have created. Hugs.

Cheryl said...

Well, I'm glad you stuck with it, because this card is gorgeous! I love the background, and the image is just beautiful.

RebeccaJaneHoy said...

Great challenge and fab card, love the silhouette against the colour.

Rebecca x

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous background Mynnette - just perfect for those lovely silhouette stamps - Jacqueline xx

Sharon said...

Hi Mynnette, I love this card and glad it turned out how you imagined...it's great when that happens huh? ;0) I'll have to have a go at that background technique, it looks fab! Sharon x

Feebsy said...

I love this card and the technique you've used for the background. Love the embossing and the overall style you've created too. Great challenge btw - oh and you're most welcome to CASE the card I made, it's very flattering thank you :).

Feebsy
xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh wow, love those background colors and the fabulous design! The embossing and image are so great. This is so perfect for this challenge, thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!! Love this.

Tina said...

wow this is so beautiful...thanks for sharing at cucpake inspirations

Tina
sweetie dt

Lisa said...

Oooooh how pretty, your background is fabulous!

Shanna Shands said...

Beautiful take on the indian summer theme. I really love the card you made. The colors were just perfect. Thanks for playing along with LRS!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a really awesome card, love the background and the colors that you used. Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!