Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Leather and Lace

Hi! Do you have a stash of partially started or partially completed card parts in a drawer somewhere? Waste Not Wednesday has a great Challenge to use up those forgotten things. Today's card share was a dark brown panel, with a clear embossed stamp image, waiting for someone to do something with it. I wonder who that someone might be? The image is from PSX - remember the company? I used a technique known as Brilliance Smoosh, using embossing powder and Brilliance Ink pads.


The image was stamped on dark cardstock with Versamark ink. After heating, Sparkle n Sprinkle's Clear Detail Embossing Powder acts as a resist, allowing the brown CS to remain dark under the embossed image. The coloring technique is a fun, easy application of the Brilliance Inks listed near the bottom of this post. They are simply "smooshed" on. For small details, a barely-wet paint brush may be used to pull color off the pads, or a reinker.


The above photo shows the shininess of the inks and EP. It's a little difficult to capture with a camera. The Cosmic Copper is on the flourish as well.





The Moon Light White Ink is a creamy white opaque color which shows up nicely against dark cardstock and darker colors of Brilliance Inks.


In this photo, the various colors of blue, copper, and gold can be seen against the dark cardstock, and complement one another.

On the far right of the card,  the ivory Fleur De Lis Borderabilities die cut is cut in half lengthwise.


Thanks to girlfriend Loretta for gifting me the pretty velvet ribbon. It has an ivory crocheted lace detailing on the right of it.

Card size is A7. Click on any of the images to better see colors or details.

Thanks for stopping by!





Products are listed below:

Pesto Dye Ink
Old Paper Dye Ink
Hazelnut Dye Ink
Cosmic Copper Brilliance Ink
Galaxy Gold Brilliance Ink
Moon Light White Brilliance Ink
Sky Blue Brilliance Ink
SNS Clear Detail Embossing Powder
MS Laurel Leaf Punch
MS Small Butterfly Punch
SB M-Bossabilities EL-002 both sides
SB Fleur De Lis Square S4-318
SB Labels Eight S5-019
SB Borderabilities Fleur De Lis S4-213, cut in half lengthwise
Cheery Lynn Tropical Flourish B127
PSX Post Card Collage, retired
Cardstock: Dark Brown, Peach-Light Orange, Cream, Ivory, Umber
Adhesive Rhinestones
Lace-Velvet Ribbon

This card is submitted to the following challenges:

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #186 No Rules!
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - #74 Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge #154 Bling it On! (rhinestones)
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge - #51 Texture
Fashionista Challenge - Anything Goes Week Two
Make It Monday - Challenge #112
For Fun Challenges - Brown Orange Cream (in the cardstocks)

46 comments:

Anne Temple said...

Wow, this is so cool! Love how it looks like leather.

Brenda said...

I'm going to call you Stevie now with your leather & lace LOL. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.

Shona Erlenborn said...

What did Jack put in that birthday dinner? This is totally fabulous!! Yes, I do have at least one drawer with "stuff" in it - I just wonder how you find the time to do all this fun stuff lately! I'm so thrilled for you - this project is truly gorgeous!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just gorgeous! I love the shimmer and the gorgeous look like leather. Saw you on MIM : )

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love all the different techniques you have used, love your beautiful die borders and lovely butterflies to, have a lovely weekend, take careX:)

Barbara Bruder said...

What a beautiful card. I love the borderabilities that you used!! Your copper swirls and the pearl swirl are really a great compliment to the rounded edges of the post card. Love it!!

SiskiyouSue said...

Love this, all the colors and techniques. Very nice. Saw it on MIM.

Penny said...

This is a lovely vintage piece! You used so many great techniques on it--love the result! Great image, inking, embossing and die cuts. Thank you for sharing this with us at Lady Anne's! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Penny said...

Donna, thank you for sharing this with us also at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! I have already mentioned on a previous comment how much I like the result of all the techniques you used on this card! Hope to see you again next week! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Sandie Edwards said...

Totally beautiful, thanks for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge....

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful colours. Great design and attention to detail. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Ribbon Girl said...

Fabulous card, love the colours you have used and that tiny little butterfly is such a nice touch. Thanks for the lovely comments you left me, Mary G x

Shannon White said...

Ohh, I LOVE this Miss Donna! So Vintagey and Beautiful! Love the Warm earth tones and Wonderful embossed bg and pretty flourishes too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Lorraine said...

What a beautiful card Donna. It's stunning.

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog and for telling me about my playlist. Grrrrrrrrrrr!!! I've fixed it now. Couldn't get the originals, but added some live performances.

Helen Dooley said...

Thanks for your sweet comment. This is a beautiful card. Really beautiful and Im super happy you decided to share it with us at For Fun.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

WOW Donna this is so beautiful ! Love all the details of your design. The background you created on the postcard and the embossed piece is gorgeous with a vintage feel. Great work ! Hope you have a wonderful day, Shirleyxx

Debi said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the vintage browns, the way the roses pop with the white, the bronze on the flourish, the bling, the flutterbys, yeah I love the whole package!!!!

Claire Boelema said...

I just stopped by to say thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Really glad I did! Your work is stunning.

Claire x

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Donna, love the style and monochrome look, so elegant.. ummm yes I guilty too of having partially completed cards ha ha :P

creativearts said...

Amazing! This is such a great tutorial with all of the photos. I love all of the coloring with the Brillance inks and making this look of leather is fabulous. Love this vintage look.

Suzie's Card Den said...

This is a stunning card for our challenge, beautiful layout.
Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs
Suzie xx

NanaConnie said...

WOW!! What a great technique and so well done on this card, De. The vintage is perfect and you chose great ink colors for it. I love everything about this one! :-D

Judy Rozema said...

Wow, Donna, this is just so awesome! I love all the texture and dimension on this and the colors are so rich!

Sharon Field said...

Oh my goodness De! This card is so beautiful! Love all the texture and depth, die cuts... gorgeous!

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous card. I love all that bling! Thanks for joining in the fun at Totally Gorjuss this week, hugs Sharon

Lisa S. said...

Beautiful card Donna, love the dies, punches, embossing folder and beautiful stamped image. Gorgeous colors too! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

For an extra chance to win leave a comment on another entry saying you saw it on MIM. Good Luck!

PetraB said...

Brilliant result, love the 'recycling'.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous!

Lucy x

Shar said...

Absolutely stunning!

Céline said...

stunning card, love the design
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
hugs
céline

Terry said...

I find this card so strking! Love the vintage feel and yet, so classy! Wow!

Sharon said...

This is great - love the effect & all the embellishments!

Jodi said...

Very beautiful! love the vintage feel!! Thanks for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Anonymous said...

Donna,
Gorgeous!!!! The details are amazing! So much time and so well thought out. Love it!!
Cammy

Marjie Kemper said...

Just beautiful! Love all the details. And you get bonus points for using up some leftovers!

Marjie Kemper said...

Just beautiful! Love all the details. And you get bonus points for using up some leftovers!

pam said...

hi Donna, what an amazing card, will have to try this design, love all the detail and the colours are gorgeous
pam

Sandie Edwards said...

Such an elegant card, with delicious texture..so nice to have you join in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge....

April said...

This is just beautiful! I love all the wonderful elements! Super!

E. Marie said...

Wow! This is so lovely with all the layers!!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Very elegant and artsy card! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Alexa said...

Great use of an old piece with loads of detail - looks lovely!

Donna Maligno said...

De, this is outstanding -- love all your layers and textures. I remember PSX -- they had great stuff!
Hugs,
DD

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovely...that vine with the butterflies is the perfect detail as well!

Kathy D. said...

I'm not sure what it was going to be before going in the drawer but so glad it went in the drawer and turned into this master piece. Just love all the details.

Thanks for playing with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope you will come play with us this week and be inspired by Sesame Street!

Shirley said...

I really don't have the patience or I guess time for challenges. I tried to get into them and just get lost. LOLOL Your card is gorgeous, beautiful, and so elegant too! Love the bottom trim.

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