Friday, October 24, 2014

Getting Sentimental

Gez is the challenge setter over at the Daring Cardmakers this week and she wants to see our favourite sentiments and quotes on our a little "side" challenge of using a new technique, or revisiting some old favourites.
This is definitely one of my favourite quotations  - from that well known scribe "Anon" ;)

I use this one a lot and have it saved on the pc so that I can just change to different fonts and colours to print out and use.  Sometimes it takes a while to get the format exactly right if I want to use a particular die to cut it out.
In this case I just wanted to print it in a single colour on a simple panel, so that bit was fairly easy.  
My "try something new" plan was to do the whole background piece, using a couple of different paper designs and the sentiment so that it would all print in a single layer and just need an embellishment of some sort to finish it off.  Whilst the printing bit worked OK, the"adding an embellishment" part was a disaster and the card was a total write-off!  
In the end I used the sentiment panel as one piece then printed a couple of pieces of extra paper to make the coloured sections of the background - all were printed on a lovely Bazzill Basics  Diamond - White Shimmer Cardstock- I've not used this stuff for printing on before and I do love the slight sheen you get
To finish the card I decided to use some lovely ready made flowers for a change - I really should do this more often ans I appear to have boxes and boxes of them!

Materials and Tools
Cream cardstock for card base and embossed layer
Digital Download papers: "Wash it All Away" by Funky Hand
Bazzill Basics  Diamond - White Shimmer Cardstock
Mulberry paper flowers and leaf
Gems and Pearls 
EK Success border punch
Petite Dots embossing folder by Crafters' Companion

The team have, as always created some gorgeous cards, so pop over HERE to see them all

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Lythan said...

Well I wouldn't have known your struggles if you hadn't shared them. That card looks as effortlessly stylish as ever :)

Angelnorth said...

Really pretty Kathy, love the punched border doubled up like that!

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Lovely card, I really like the different fonts all together.

Dawn said...

Love the sentiment and all the different fonts used. So very pretty.

Esther said...

You have a way with textures, lovely!