Friday, July 1, 2016

Color Inspiration Weddings


We have clouds (cheering for lower heat)!!!

Yana is hostessing a challenge at AltaNew that is both "Wedding Cards and Color Inspiration."  

She even has a video out showing her basic "card recipe" when she is lacking some mojo and it is phenomenal. You can see it here: Elegant, Basic Layout by Yana Smakula

While I can't think of a wedding coming up, sometimes people can surprise you out of the blue LOL. The colors for the challenge are: yellow, pink and green. That makes it easy for a wedding flower card, right? 

I heat embossed the images using gold onto vellum. I sponged both Brilliant Pearl and Memento inks onto the backs. There used to be embellishments of flourishes and little berries until I caught the vellum on fire - YES! I did. So I tried to save this by fussy cutting out the main image because of all the masking involved. Minus the flourishes and dots, this is what is left.

Then I ran the card base through a Darice Damask embossing folder and used SB Ribbon Banners Tags for the sentiment. I'm done and just exhausted. Every night or the last couple of weeks, one of our kitties, Juliette, has been wanting food because our other kitty, Ninja is sleeping/guarding the food dish. Even if I put out another dish, Juliette had to start laying a paw on my face, claws barely out. If I don't wake up right then and feed her, the claws get longer and longer until, "OK! I'm awake, I'm up!" This happens between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. I am so tired I can barely think straight.

Stamp Set: AltaNew "Henna Elements"
Inks: Brilliant and Memento
Cardstock: GKD 120 and 80# White; Vellum by Grafix
Judikins Detailed Gold Embossing Powder
Perfect Pearls "pearl" powder dusted over the images
SB Ribbon Banner Dies; Corner Rounder
Darice Embossing Folder "Damask" 
Clear Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh
Dries Clear adheres the sequins and Glue Dot backing for vellum worked GREAT for the flower image. (I've never used it before so I kinda held my breath - works like double stick paper, but much thinner and sort of see-through.)

Big Mahalo for stopping by and leaving some love!!
With aloha ♥


  1. What a gorgeous card. And, having one on hand is always nice. I had to make a last minute one a couple weeks ago as some friends had an impromptu wedding. So guess one never knows.

  2. This is a wower! Love the rich colors with the gold embossing. So perfect on the white embossed background.

  3. This is a wower! Love the rich colors with the gold embossing. So perfect on the white embossed background.

  4. You caught the vellum on fire!??! Yikes... Who knew crafting could be so dangerous! Love the bright flowers as well as the gold embossing! The texture behind is lovely, as is your sponged tag. Juliette!! Let your mommy sleep!!!

  5. it makes me so happy to see my cardmaking formula is useful to not just me :D love your project!

  6. You made a creative save on this card. Maybe the vellum caught on fire because it is so hot by you. Lol Hopeing for rain to cool it off. Until then, this is a great card with gold and vibrant colors.

  7. Oh wow, this is just lovely. I really like the embossed background, and then those bright beautiful colors with the gold embossing. Note to self, DO NOT catch vellum on Not quite sure how you did that, but you did, indeed. The fussy cutting to save the image is genius, as is the whole card!!

  8. Love the dark colors with the gold. Yikes! Those heat guns get hot! I burned a hole in my favorite top! I smelled it before it got me LOL

  9. Very pretty Rosy. Wow, thinking I could do the fire trick as well, but will try not to as going to try this method. eeek Never tried colouring or anything on velllum.
    At least my two wait till about 5:30 before ganging up on me. :)
    Have a wonderful long weekend.

  10. Gorgeous texture! Your flowers are fantastic! Gold embossing looks awesome too! I loved this Challenge!


Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!