The journey of creating begins with a spark from deep within. The artist continues on the loom of life and throughout time a beautiful tapestry takes shape and form from the luscious fibres, brilliant gems and precious pearls we encounter along the way....

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Front of Card: Spellbinders Beaded Ovals and JustRite's Oval Hugs To You JB-09850
Embossed in Gold.  The sentiment - JustRite's Baroque Nested Frames and Occasions
Martha Stewart Doily Trim Large Punch Around the Page set (Border Punch) and
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch with Martha Stewart Bridal Flowers

Inside of Card - Lined in Swirl Pattern Pearl finish paper with a Cheery Lynn
French Pastry Doily diecut as a mat for the Sentiment - a JustRite Oval 21/4"x  31/16"
My Rainbow Set - JB-09860 stamped in Graphite Black Versafine ink

Hello My Blogging Friends...

I am back to post a card that I helped my friend make last night as she took some time with me to learn some  techniques and methods on how I put together cards.  We have been wanting to get together and do some stuff together and we had fun talking about all kinds of things as we worked on this card.  When I asked her to think of a type of card she wanted to create, she chose to make a card for special friends of hers who are celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary today!!  Imagjne 50 years together with your spouse...Wow!  Now we all know that that is a special milestone for some couples and many couples never make it that far.  I know them too and can attest that they are a special couple who have contributed so much towards our community throughout their lives.  Happy Anniversary Nick and Nadia!

On this card we decided on a few basic techniques and methods, using many of my favourite tools.  Of the JustRite Stamps, we chose two Oval sets and we stamped the inside sentiment with black ink but on the outside element, we heat embossed the stamp image in gold embossing powder in keeping with the cream and gold color scheme.  This couple are so NOT showy or blingy types of people so we kept the gold of the golden anniversary colors down to a matt gold and not the shiny foil gold that I love.
I love the monochromatic feel to this card and I love that we used two awesome Oval JustRite Stamp Sets that are amazing for this application.  The Justrite Stamp sets take embossing with colored embossing powders and the heat gun so nicely, they turn out so crisp and clear if done with care and attention and the finished product is so elegant and dimensional.  I love it!
For the wonderful products used on my designs, visit OC Scrapbookers online webstore to see what is available on current preorders.  Keep your head up for more preorders to be announced this weekend - watch for Debs Newsletters and if you want to sign up for the newsletters go to Scrapaholics.ca  to email them and ask to be put on with your email address.  Watch my blog as I have much more to share in the next little while.  Leave a comment for me so I know who is visiting and what you think of my work.  Thank You in advance for your kind remarks.