Friday, December 4, 2015

Mixed Metals, Get Well Soon

Hello dear ones,

I hope each of you is doing well :)

A friend in the cardmaking world is ill, very ill. I worry about her as she begins the path of treatment. This card is for her. I really hope when she opens the mailbox it brings a smile to her face and to her heart and that she regains good health once again!

The background is a mix of distress inks, let dry, drop water onto it, paper towel the water off. It leaves the bokeh type faded spots on it. Then I sent it through an embossing folder just for the two corners.

Mixed metals: I started out with gold mirror paper, cut two thin strips and adhered them to the sides of the distressed background.

I stamped the image with VersaMark, then applied gold embossing powder. I got it almost heated, but the heat tool broke and I had to wait for a new one (plus a couple back ups ordered) to re-heat the powder. Burned. Start that over. The mistake is I combined the wrong color embossing powder: Liquid Platinum. DOH! Not starting over again because I had cut and heat embossed the scalloped layer as well as the background for the sentiment. (sigh, mixed metals)

OK. Here comes the heartfelt part. I hand pierced around the oval focal image, then hand stitched gold thread all around it. I really do care about our friend and want to bring her a smile. After assembling, I sprinkled a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, then added a gold metallic thread bow with a clear faceted button and rhinestone to the sentiment.

On the inside I hope to pop up a fussy cut stamped ribbon for the specific cancer, covered with UTEE. I'll add a hopeful sentiment inside and later the picture of the inside will be posted. (I'm pooping out fast tonight)

For Donna's Challenge at StampTV this week, Girl Power!
Stamp Sets: Gina K. Designs " Vintage Chick" and "Strength & Hope"
Cardstock: Gina K. Designs 120# White and Neenah 80# white, SU gold mirror
Inks: Fossilized Amber and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks
Embossing Folder: Sizzix "Flourish" (with the carte postal set)
Embossing Powder: Liquid Platinum by Ranger
Gold Thread by DMC
Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh
Clear faceted button by SU
Adhesive Pop Dots
Multi Matte Medium; Scor Tape; Monoadhesive

Without glare :)

With glare :)
I couldn't decide what to choose.

A big aloha to each of you!
Thank you for stopping by and leaving your ♥


  1. It is so gorgeous and your friend will feel uplifted when she receives it. You sre a great friend.

  2. So sorry your friend is going through this, but having a loving friend who is willing to experience the journey with her will mean so much, I think sometimes we underestimate how much our personal hand crafted messages mean to those we care about. I am sure your card will lift her spirits.

  3. This is just stunning, my dear. Your friend will be able to tell the love that went into it. I am wondering if this friend could use some cards from all of us. If you think so, give me her address and I can get the word out. I love that background. It's one of my all time favorite techniques, and you have done it beautifully here. And the image is gorgeous. It's an old one, and you don't see it used much any more. I think the perfect final touch is the stitching. Hand piercing and stitching was a time consuming, I'm sure. Beautifully done!!!

  4. Oh, Rosy! This is gorgeous! I love your colours, the blended background and the perfect sentiment you chose for this situation. The shine of the "metals" is also gorgeous! The hand piercing and hand-sewn gold thread tell her you care very much. If I know this person, please send me her address, and I will send a card, too.

  5. Gorgeous card and the love and thoughtfullness shines through

  6. Wow Rosy. Super. You are such a special person my friend, hugs


Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!