Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Night Ocean with Blue Flowers


Do you ever feel like breaking out of the box? Me, too. It just felt good to get a fussy card out of my system. I just cut a strange size card, with a different twist to the gatefold closure. This is made for Cat's It Takes Two, Only Two Colors STV Challenge this week, STV14MON42. 

Size of base cardstock: Folded closed it is 8-1/2 inches tall by 4-1/4 inches wide; opened up it measures 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches. Yes, I used an entire sheet of 120# GKD white cardstock ☺

Recipe follows photos.  (This card looks so much better in real life. I just could not get the pictures to really focus well or get the lighting right, heavy sighs).

Front with right side "gate" flap opened---

This is the center, inside panel, the scene of the night sky over the ocean --

Next is the inside, left panel. I want to apologize for the blurriness! So when you open the card, this is the left part of the "gate" fold--  (I think it's enough room for a personal message, or perhaps to insert a photo of a trip to Hawai'i or a photo of a couple in love, kids, so on...)

Finally, this the front right side of the card, the right portion of the "gate" fold. 

For those of you who are curious how parts of this card is made, I offer the products and techniques below, separated by the card parts.

Front left, main panel:

Anna Griffin embossing folder "Eleanor Lace" used twice to emboss entire panel
Die Cuts - Flowers stamped and die cut using Heartfelt Creations Fleur de Lis sets
Die Cuts - Memory Box "Elegant Scrollwork" and Impression Obsession Leafy Branch #055-N
Die Cut Sentiment - Spellbinders 5 x 7 Detailed Scallops, second die from center
3/8 inch royal blue grossgrain ribbon
Gina K. Designs Prisma Glitter (LOVE it!)
Martha Stewart and Want2Scrap Pearls
Memento Inks Summer Sky and Night Sky
Sentiment - Gina K. Designs Elegant Florals

Inside left panel:

Blue card layer by Bazzill
White die cut panel - Spellbinders Respendent Rectangles, fifth from center
Flowers stamped and die cut - Heartfelt Creations Fleur de Lis sets
Memento Inks Summer Sky and Night Sky
Gina K. Designs Prisma Glitter

Inside center panel:

Stamp Sets Gina K. Designs: Elegant Florals, Spring Florals (all the leaves)
Liquid Pearls Baby Blue (sets of 3 berries here and there on the stems)
Gina K. Designs Prisma Glitter
Wink of Stella in Clear
White Gel Pen Signo
Memento Marker, Paris Dusk
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint, white - splattered with toothbrush across the sky for Milky Way stars
Marvy 1 inch circle punch as mask for the full moon
Corner Rounder punch 2 corners

Inside right panel:

Bazzill blue card, hand sketched shape and fussy cut
Flowers and pearls as listed above.

Outside/front right side of "gate" flap:

Curve cut with Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders One, #3 die from the right
Want2Scrap blue rhinestones
Bazzill blue cardstock 
Anna Griffin "Brocade" embossing folder on the blue panel
Sponged edges with Memento Summer Sky
Piercing tool to enhance die cut holes
Sand paper to sand down the embossed panel. Creates two colors and depth to the embossing.

All flowers and branches, scroll work die cuts adhered with Ailene's Clear Gel Tacky Glue, as well as for adding all the glitter, and for adhering all the pearls and rhinestones.
Panels adhered with Scor Tape 1/4 inch

If you actually read the recipe, you deserve HUGE APPLAUSE!
Thank you so much for stopping by ♥

(now to make the box!!!)