Make It Monday #72: Step It Up - Embellishments
Hello again! I am so delighted that there were many, many of you who left comments for the June Blog Hop post. Now I get to announce the winner of the $25.00 gift certificate to Papertrey Ink!
This is my first giveaway-eek! I'm so excited!! Since I am not connected to any random generator, I cut up paper and wrote a number for each of the comments, and pulled #30 RENEE
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Now, on to a new card, three cards actually since the challenge is Step-It-Up Embellishments by Dawn McVey. I fell in love with Lovely Layers the very first time I saw Nichole's "You Make Me Happy" card during the countdown posts earlier in the month. Such a romantic style and I love the way she and Dawn both stacked the colorful layers so I could not resist using the same set for my project today. I chose a little used color for my card stock, Spring Rain. It is so hot around here (we are in the +100's already), I wanted to cool things down a bit. This brought to mind the dainty little pair of Jasper ware vases given to me by my grandmother as a wedding gift. I think they are probably Wedgewood knock offs, but I admired them in her house as I grew up, and she graciously parted with them in celebration of my wedding, so they are dear to me. This thought led me to create a wedding card.
1. As with Dawn's tutorial, I started with a simple approach. Actually this is all four die cuts from Lovely Layers, stamped and popped up on foam adhesive, but this image is the most basic part of the design for me. The leaves are stamped with Simply Chartreuse ink, the veins of the leaves are done in Dark Chocolate. The four smaller leaves are stamped with Spring Rain and their veins, as well as the flower petals, are stamped with Blueberry Sky. The tiny scalloped edge of the flower center is stamped with Enchanted Evening, and the center is Simply Chartreuse again.
2. Instead of adding more to the top of the embellishment, I added more to the back. I used a Doily Detail Die on Vintage Cream card stock, adhering it directly onto the Spring Rain card base.
3. For the final step-up, I replaced the doily with two die cuts from the Limitless Layers, Squares die set which are also from the June Release. This step was really fun. I first cut the basic square from Vintage Cream, cut it again aligning the four leaf die from Lovely Layers die set with the four corners. Secondly, I used the open scallop LL-Squares die on Blueberry Sky card stock, and repeated the cut with the four leaf die allowing the two mats to stack up and reveal the base color underneath. Attaching the basic image over this just made me giggle! I really like the way it turned out. The sentiment, from Love and Marriage was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white.
So that's all for this post. I hope you have already checked out this week's challenge, but if not, click on the link above, and give it a try!
Thanks for stopping by,