Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Touch of Gold

Yesterday I was playing around with one of the border stamps from the Pretty Patterns 2 set available at Gina K. Designs. I was grabbing various colors (Gina K. Designs Turquoise Sea, Honey Mustard, Tomato Soup, and Cranberry Tart) dye inks and trying to make a cool background for a future card. I really liked the end result too.

But my dilemma was what would go well with the background.  Today I spotted the Dreamcatcher duo set from Gina K. Designs and decided that would be the perfect focal image and sentiment for this background.


So I stamped the image in Gina K. Designs Dark Chocolate dye ink onto Gina K. Pure Luxury Ivory card stock. I then colored only the feathers with a bit of light brown and added just a few flecks of gold with a Sailor gold pen to them and also in the net center..

Using  a Spellbinder die I cut the focal image out with a plain oval die and sponged on a bit of light blue ink. Then I cut a frame out of Honey Mustard card stock with a Spellbinder scalloped die. I was not quite satisfied as to how that appeared, so I again layered that onto Cranberry Tart card stock and fussy cut around it. Ahhhhh! Now that I liked. I placed that over the background, layered the card panel onto more Honey Mustard first and then again onto Cranberry Tart card stock. I stamped the sentiment also in the Dark Chocolate and layered that onto the Honey Mustard and Cranberry Tart card stock as well. I finished the card by adding some gold bling along the sentiment.

I think this would be a neat card for many occasions where you want to give encouragement....perhaps on a new job, starting a blog (haha!), mastering a new technique or even a graduation.

I am entering this card in the Mod Squad Blog Challenge for this week which the theme is based on the Olympics and they said to "Go for the Gold".

Here is a closeup of the flecks of gold in the feathers and the center of the dream catcher net..

Well, that's all for today. I hope you enjoyed my project. Have a wonderful evening everyone and thanks so much for stopping by. God bless!

14 comments:

  1. Great card, Verna! I just got that duo set, and wondered how to use it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Great card Verna. Love the background, all those colors are wonderful. :)

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  3. Verna I really like this! Your background is so pretty !

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  4. I absolutely LOVE this Verna. First of all, the background is gorgeous!!! I'm going to print this card out so I remember what colors you used. Also, I love this stamp, have used it often, and it's GORGEOUS embossed in gold. Wonderful use of all the stamps, well done!!!

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  5. That background was made for the dream catcher image! It is perfect embossed in gold. Love it!

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  6. I LOVE this Verna! Wonderful colors too! Thanks so much for playing along in our challenge this week!

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  7. Verna, I like how your mind works! You chose a wonderful image and sediment to go with the spectacular background paper you made! I love your design!! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. how pretty this is, Verna! Love the color choices and sketch! hugs, de

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  9. Wonderful card, Verna! Love the sentiment along with the image, and I especially love that Cranberry Tart cardstock behind the Dream Catcher and Honey Mustard. Looks fantastic!

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  10. Great card Verna, I love the dreamcatcher and the way the colors are

    big hug from fenny

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  11. What a great card Verna, love the dreamcatcher and the colors of it.

    big hug from fenny

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  12. Oh this is gorgeous, Verna! The dream catcher is perfect for that image.
    xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

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  13. Great combination of background and central image. Love the colors, too. Thank you so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

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  14. Awesome design Verna using that gold pen!! Those feathers are beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Mod Squad!!

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