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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Papertrey Ink: Make It Monday #72

Hope everyone is enjoying a sunny and relaxing week-end. 
It's July 1st - Canada Day here and we're celebrating with family ... a bar-b-que on the deck and viewing the city fireworks later this evening. 

I just wanted to pop in with a quick entry for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #72. You can view the video here. Dawn McVey challenged us to 'Step-it-Up" by creating embellishments that use something "extra". Since I got the Lovely Layers stamp and die set last week-end, I couldn't resist giving it a test run.

I used the photo from the PTI June Blog Hop as the colour inspiration for my card:  inks, papers and pearls in a combination of Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise and Aqua Mist and a little bit of Hawaiian Shores. 

* Dimension was added by using the Vineyards Impression Plate (on the Harvest Gold Nestabilities layer) and a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder on the Aqua Mist layer and the two Rick Rack Border die cuts across the bottom of the card. I used Versamark on both the IP and the embossing folder before running the card stock through the Cuttlebug. This darkened the colour of the paper a little, but it also highlights the embossed images.

* Machine stitching around the patterned paper and Harvest mat die.

All of the lovely layers!!
* Harvest Gold card base
* Grid patterned paper (My Mind's Eye)

* Aqua Mist and Harvest Gold Card stock
     - die cut with Nestabilities Label #1

* 2 sets of leaf  dies (Lovely Layers)
     - stamped with Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores

* 2 sets of  die cuts from Lemon Tart card stock 
     - stamped with Summer Sunrise

* Large flower
     - stamped with Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores
* Flower center
     - stamped with Aqua Mist and Lemon Tart

* Pearl - Coloured with copic markers (Aqua Mist)

 A sentiment from  Say It In Style  (Close To My Heart) was stamped with Aqua Mist ink and yellow and aqua pearls were added on either side.
I'm not sure what I will use this card for, so I kept the front sentiment very simple and will add appropriate details to the inside when I'm ready to use it!

The inside of the card was finished with the dies and stamps from Back Pocket Basics - using Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold and Canyon Clay inks.

Card Details: (PTI unless noted)
Stamps - Lovely Layers, Back Pocket Basics; CTMH: Say It In Style
Inks - Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise; Canyon Clay; Versamark
Paper - Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Soft Stone; My Mind's Eye: Follow Your Heart.
Dies - Lovely Layers Die Collection, Rick Rack border Die; Back Pocket die collection; Nestabilities Label #1
Other Supplies - Vineyards Impression Plate; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; pearl adhesives; Copic Markers; foam dimensionals; sewing machine.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great Day!
Karen C.


jw said...

Love your card - beautiful color combination. You've definitely inspired me to try this!

Leigh Penner said...

This is gorgeous, Karen! I love it!

Jacquie Southas said...

the layers on this are great & your photography is fantastic

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous card Karen! Congrats on your win!

Kathy Mc said...

Great card, Karen. Congratulations on your win and happy shopping!

Joyce said...

Wow--this is really pretty. You did such a great job with this challenge.

nancy said...

This card is lovely, Karen. I especially like the way you layered the embossed rick rack borders, which is the perfect foil to the layered focal point.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous, Karen! I love those colors and great take on the challenge!

Michelle said...

Gosh look at all the details - layers and embossing and stitching. So much goes in to your cards, Miss Karen - just so so thoughtful.