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!


Cheryl Wright said...

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

Karen Hightower said...

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

Lindsay Ettlinger said...

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

Judy Woodland said...

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!!!

Olga Moore said...

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

catdidit said...

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

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Donna Ellis said...

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

Sharon Underwood said...

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!

Fenny said...

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

big hug from fenny

Fenny said...

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

big hug from fenny

Asha said...

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

E. Marie said...

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.

Lee said...

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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