It is great to be back after what for me was a long and tired weekend. I found some fabulous President’s Day sales at Joann’s and discovered a wonderful Spellbinders retailer store: Scrap-mart. A good bargain is something that will keep me awake! I did some aggressive shopping! LOL. I am looking forward to show you new projects with what I got, but that will take some time so let’s talk about today’s card instead!
This is another of my beginner cards, not so beginner really… Let’s just say it’s one of the cards I created after taking a long break after my father’s passing and after finishing all the legal work that it involved and that I had to take care of. I basically took a year off. And after I finished doing these cards in the end of 2102, I stopped again. It was until December 2013 that I decided I really wanted to commit to card making, for it is one thing that makes me absolutely happy. And here I am!
So after explaining how that time of my life was all about, I can tell you that this is a card inspired on a Spellbinders card showcased on their gallery on 2011: “Call Me” by Windy Robinson. I always had a crush on this design and I had to try it. But because it’s been such a long time I had to update/recycle it. First of all I had to glue the layers all over again, add new ribbon and paper twine bows, add a fresh sentiment and some crystals. And this is the makeover result:
Shery K. Designs – Pink Turquoise set
EK Success Embossed Curve Slim Edger border punch
– Rose Creations
– Fancy Framed Tags Two (oval)
– Grand Calibur die cutting machine
Prima Marketing Stamps – Lady Bird Collection
Ranger embossing ink
Ranger Distress ink in Spun Sugar
Inkadinkado embossing powder in red (ends up like hot pink)
– Paper Twine in bright blue
– Crystal stickers
– Pearl stickers
Bazic two sided tape and mounting tape
Cre-a gross grain ribbon in hot pink
I used the always amazing Shery K. Designs digital paper. The three patterns are from the same set. That’s how great these sets are, you get excellent color combinations… That way you can focus on your project’s design entirely.
I hope you liked this card. Let me know what you think!
Note: Digital paper of good quality will print bright and vibrant independently of the printer and/or the ink cartridge (original or generic). These two do influence the final print but if the paper prints too dark or is too different from the original digital image, it means that you probably got a scan and not a new design. Even vintage paper, if it’s well designed, will print very accurately in relation with the digital preview. I’ll have more tips on digital paper printing next time!
Designer Paper X3
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2nd. row horizontal
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