Sunday, 10 May 2015

Teach me the ways of the Gemini twin...

Today I have a beautiful card I made for a friend’s birthday featuring Gemini Betty from Simply B Stamps.

My card follows the current sketch over at Noor! & Zo.  As Gemini is an air sign I thought I’d make up a background with a cloud pattern, unfortunately most it got lost under the rest of the designer papers I used but it was still fun getting a bit messy with PanPastels and modelling paste.

I selected my designer papers again to fit with the air theme I was going for, beautiful ones from Maja Design.  My embellishments on my card follow the recipe over at Inkspirational as I’ve distressed the edges of my papers (I left the edges uninked deliberately to pick up the white highlights in the designs and boy did that feel weird, then swapped it round for the image, I inked that as the paper was white), added embossing powders around my image and used flowers for my embellies.

Embossing is also the theme at Just Us Girls and I have two kinds, heat embossing around my image and my die cut element.  Here again I echoed the white print on my designer paper by highlighting the raised areas with white ink.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes E30, E33, E35, E37, E39, G40, G43
Lips R24, R29, R46, R59
Hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Outfit B 00, B91, BV17, BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Chalks & Powders etc
Fran-tage Embossing Enamel ~ Aged Silver & Chunky White
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder ~ Hydrangea Blue Mauve
PanPastel ~ Neutral Grey Tint & Titanium White
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Joy! Crafts Noor! ~ Blue Border (6002/0149) & Tag 2 (6002/0285)
Inks & Paints etc
ColorBox ~ Frost White
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Weathered Wood
Teresa Collins Basically Essential ~ Modelling Paste
Cardstock from stash
Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour ~ Blueberry Cupcake, Butterflies are Free & Enjoying the Moment
Stampin’ Up! ~ Happiest Birthday Wishes

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very pretty! Great job with all of the challenges. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  2. Beautiful coloring on this stunning creation! I love that embossing around the image. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  3. Great coloring and I love all the blue tones! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  4. Love how you have used embossing powder around your stamped image!
    Thank you for playing with us at INK for our "Recipe" challenge. Hope you will join us again :o)
    Pia xx


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