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Friday, August 26, 2011

Sending on Smiles with Pizzazz!

Front of Card:  Marianne Design Scallop Circles cut out using 3 separate dies.   Black
velvet mini flowers from the smallest die from Spellbinders Rose Creations.  The sentiment
is from JustRite's Smile set, one of their 31/4" round sets   Pearls ; KaiserCraft

Inside card:  Lined with red cardstock, I used  a Cheery Lynn Border die
Carnavale as a decorative edge and the Marianne Rectangle frame
LR 0116  as a mat for the verse

Hello Blogging Friends...

I'm back with a great card that features some of my wonderful new dies.  I'm using a favourite of mine, shiny gold foil Bazzill that I love using on my fancy card designs.  This card is fashioned to achieve a fancy finish in black, cream and red with gold highlights.  The center medallion is cut out using the Marianne Designs Scallop Circles LR 0180  which you can find under the Cheery Lynn preorder section of OC Scrapbooker's online store.  This is where the new dies on preorder are listed and you will find the Cheery Lynn Border, Carnivale  and the Marianne Design Rectangle Frame here also.
The Scallop Circle die comes in a separate trio of circular dies that fit together which graduate in size making a beautiful medallion when stacked.  On this card I used all three beginning with the largest scallop shaped circle on the bottom, cutting it in black velvet. Then to offset the black velvet bottom layer, I used gold foil bazzil cardstock on the next diecut to contrast with the bottom layer.  The cutout feature on this die supports the black velvet as it peeks through the gold, highlighting how beautiful the embossing detail is on this layer. Then, on top of the middle diecut glimmering in gold, I stacked the third and smallest circle, again cut in black velvet showing the contrast again and an added texture and elegance.  Of course the sentiment was then stacked on this layer, stamped in black Momento ink on cream petallic cardstock. The effect is especially beautiful when you're able to see it and touch it. The decorative lacey scroll-like edge around the the outside of the largest Scallop Circle adds intricate dimension and is one of the main features that attracted me to this die.
I lined the inside of this card with an embossed red cardstock and added more gold elements in keeping with the fancy and old hollywood style of this card.  A verse to an special friend or relative to send warm wishes is all that is needed to finish this card off.  Remember, One Smile can Warm the World!

All these products and so much more are available at OC Scrapbookers 'n More.  Be sure to visit the store to view all the exciting preorders available now and stay tuned for the ones being announced very shortly.  More again very soon.. stay tuned!!


  1. Wow! That sure is an elegant card! You are such an extraordinare designer, Kathy.

    Love it & love ya!


  2. The card really does have a lot of bling. Love it.

  3. This is just gorgeous,very striking colours and design
    Hugs Julie P