Friday, 30 August 2019

…there was in me an invincible summer

Sharing a CAS but elegant card featuring the beautiful Uptown Zodiac Girl Virgo stamp from Stamping Bella.

This card is for my niece who turned 18 earlier this week and is therefore a Virgo.  I didn’t have any suitable number stamps to match the pretty image so went with a cursive sentiment from the New Wonders set from Stampin’ Up!.

The layout of my card follows the sketch over at Sunday Stamps.  I placed my image in the middle of the circular element, which I created with splattered paint so I could play along at TGIF for their technique challenge.  I scattered some gems among the splatters as the current theme at Crafty Friends is to add embellishments.

Usually I have difficulty choosing colours but for this card it was easy.  I went with the yellowy green for the dress, gems and my mat as the peridot is the August birthstone.  I’ve coloured up the flowers in Virgo’s hair as yellow poppies as one of the August flowers is the poppy.  Although the card is fairly CAS, I am super happy with how it turned out, way happier than I am at the thought of having an 18-year-old niece, where the chubby, gurgling little baby I swear she was only last week went I have no idea!

Chalks & Powders etc
Stampendous! Embossing Powder ~ Detail Gold
Peridot Gems from stash
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Antique Linen, Black Soot, Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Spun Sugar, Tea Dye, Twisted Citron & Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Distress Paint ~ Tarnished Brass
Tsukineko ~ VersaMark
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~ Black
Bellbird Paperarts Card ~ 300gsm Cotton Blend
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paperie Kraft-Stock ~ Metallic Jewels Green

Crafty Friends #117

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  1. Beautiful!!! Love how your colored the main image, and the subtle splatters and gems are a perfect background. Thanks for joining TGIF Challenges this week!

  2. Such a pretty card - love the effect of that glittery field behind your zodiac girl! Such sweet colors, too - I want that dress, lol! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  3. Beautiful coloured you image! Love the little sparkles around here, it's magic. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. Hugs Ela

  4. What a perfect creation for an 18 year old! Love how you added all the sparkle. She will love it! Thanks so much for playing along with this weeks sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps!

  5. Hello… Thanks for joining our challenge with your beautiful card… Your niece will love it... Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw!
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  6. Stunning and loving the soft lime colours I am sure she would have loved it!


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