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Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Germini Ursa by Sue Wilson {Scrapy Land}

Greetings, Sweet Crafty Friends!
Welcome to Scrapy Land Challenge #33!

Theme: Anything Goes Using Die Cut brands sold by Scrapy Land
Up for grabs is a $15 gift card to the Scrapy Land Store, and several badge opportunities, as well. 
We love being inspired by your pretty cards submitted to our challenges.
You have until January 17 to submit your pretties!

Scrapy Land Products Used:

My card base and the embossed layer on top are both ivory. The coloring is accomplished with inks. On the base, lighter on top, and darker on the bottom. On the embossed panel, darker on top, and lighter on the bottom, to create an interesting gradience. 

Inking will produce a reverse gradient effect - 
The Base: light on top, darker on the bottom.
The Top Panel: Dark on top and edges, light (no ink) on the bottom die cut portion,
shown below:

Make each card slightly different:

Scrapy Land Products Used:
Other Products:
  • Sparkle N Sprinkle: Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter, Detail Gold Embossing Powder.
  • Ivory, White Cardstock
  • Floral Embossing Folder
  • Ribbon, Lace, Trim
  • Sentiment: Stampin' Up!
Challenges I'd like to play in please!

A Snow Flake's Promise #13 Christmas Theme 1/11
Dream Valley Challenges #122 Christmas 1/15
Shopping Our Stash Weekly #233 Monochromatic (ivory/gold)

                                    Stamping Hugs,


Shona Erlenborn said...

Too funny! Love the "Chaos"! Such pretty creations Donna. Love the gradient idea - stunning my friend!

Pamellia Johnson said...

HAH, yes, make a big mess is always step #1 for me...and step #4...and step #8...hahahaha!! Beautiful card Donna, I love the colours you used and that border is so pretty!! Can't go wrong with pearls I say!! hugs :)

Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Donna so wonderful you shared such a cheerful project and I loved you " create a big mess' advice....something I have to learn to do knowingly!!
Dr Sonia

Sara Barker said...

Hmmm...I got the big mess thing down pat! But your cards are well worth the mess! Gorgeous shades and a lovely design that you've changed so subtly to make 6 beautiful cards! Wow!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous and elegant card Donna, I love the layers of beautiful die cuts. I hope you are doing well, take good care. Hugs, Shirleyxx

Samra Leshinski said...

Stunning set Donna! Love that border die, it is now on my wish list :)

Paper Talk with Samra

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful card Donna great embossing folder and die you have used.
Gr Karin

Becky said...

Very pretty. I love that die.

Chaos reigns at my house, too. If I didn't have a teeny tiny place to stamp I wouldn't be happy. I clean in all off and it creeps back. I think it happens at night when I'm sleeping. I think the stuff just creeps back, and in the morning...SURPRISE! We're back!

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beauty dear Donna, I love the colours and the lay out of the card, great die cuts ,, I love it!!!


Anne Temple said...

Love these cards with the soft yellows. My favorite is the "Most Important" photo though :-). That's exactly what I do each time I create something. So maybe I'm doing something right too.

Linda said...

They are absolutely stunning, Donna! :)

Leslie Miller said...

Another gorgeous card and more yellow! Oh, how I love this and all the extras you created, as well! The ink shading is beautiful, and the embossing, and that Sue Wilson die. Loving all my Sue Wilson dies. Chaos reigns supreme in my stamp room!

KraftyKoolKat said...

So beautiful my dear friend.

Sue said...

Now that is so elegant. I love how you show each stage.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.


Lisa said...

Heehee, you make me laugh, my friend!! I have #6 down to an art form!! I can't even find the surface of my work space!! I absolutely love these gorgeous cards!! They are so elegant!! I love the SW Gemini die you used...adding it to my wish list!! Beautiful cards, Donna!! Have a great day :)

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Jacee said...

Very elegant, classy card design, love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Kathy Krug said...

Love this card and the colors. Thanks for the tutorial. You made me smile with the chaos remark. When I clean up my work space each day I wonder how I got so much on my table.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome cards and no problem about me making a mess. I am expert at it. LOL

Janis said...

Always such elegant and stunning cards come from your creative mind, Donna!! I just love the neutral colors that really let the gorgeous embossing and die cuts take center stage. I am so inspired by how you make multiples with different variations. Love love love!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous elegant and cards love the beautiful dies -I always have a big mess on my desk a pretty bi desk and about 7" square working space!
Carol x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Donna, fabulous inking and beautiful design.

pam said...

Well you gave a laugh dear friend!!!.
Gorgeous card designs, love the gradient colour, beautiful embossing..
Love the border die and pretty die cuts.
Hugs Pam x

Sharon said...

A fabulous tutorial Donna and a fabulous card.
Hugs Sharon. x

NanaConnie said...

Donna, this is incredible! I love the embossing you did on the die cut piece. I have to try that. Lovely distressed colors and the ribbon and pearls are gorgeous.
I do love the desk shot -- looks just like my creative space (or lack of it.) :-D

Gail said...

Ink here ink there - my craft table is so messy - thanks for sharing your beautiful card and showing us your supplies and steps - happy day

Chana Harris said...

Lovely and delicate design! I love your color choices and those Sue Wilson Dies! Thanks for taking the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

McCrafty's Cards said...

So beautiful Donna, I love the design and the pearls
Kevin xx

Linda Vich said...

Donna, this card is exquisite! These are not generally colors that I am drawn to but I love this! Love the embossing (what folder is this?) and your sponges really brings out the embossing so nicely. The cut out at the bottom is lovely and the pearl trim on the darker strip are the finishing touch!

Lori Kobular said...

Oh Donna! These cards are so gorgeous! I love the Sue Wilson dies that you used, they are so elegant looking, and I love how you highlighted the embossed background with the inks ~ they look stunning! I want to get a chance to craft with you! You have so many neat tricks and ideas!

Jean Bullock said...

Oh, I usually just go to step 6 first, lol. The color is beautiful. Vincent Van Gogh would have loved the Yellow Ochre tints. Great choice of die cuts. Well done as usual. I love it.

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable creation, fab little tut, love the design, colours and image used. xx

chanya13 said...

I love how you made backgroud :) and sunny colour. Thank you for tutorial, hugs

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Donna I love how you have highlighted the embossed panel it all blends perfectly with the ribbon and lace, chaos is the norm for a lot of crafters I think, lol.
lorraine x

Chris D. said...

Wow! These cards are absolutely stunning! Love the gradient ombre effect and that border die is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Pia S said...

It's a good idea to make more and matching cards while you're at it, I think that's what I need to do to manage to make all the Christmas cards I need, an increasing number for each year.
And I also love getting inspiration for cards without images and including inking. I'm not always in mood for coloring and I could use my inks more.

Nancy Hill said...

Beautiful card and fantastic tutorial. Love the joke at the end. Take care and keep on scrappin! Hugs

MaryH said...

WOW! You've used these dies to the max, Miz Donna! Thanks for showing the steps. I really like the way you've done the ombre toned effect and the way you've used the SW die as a lovely border. Of course the embellishments of the center border added even more glitz & elegance to a totally gorgeously detailed card! TFS & Big hugs. Hope each day is just better & better.

Sue said...

Wow, you have been a busy girl! These are all lovely. The dies are beautiful and the inking of color on each one looks awesome. Nice to see the yellow, gold look after so much red and green. Nice job and thanks for showing us all how you did it. Hope your feeling much better each day.


Stampsnob. said...

Lovely and even prettier in person HAPPY NEW YEAR DONNA AND JACK..................Lis

Donna said...

Very pretty cards Donna!
Thanks for playing along with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "Colour Me Monochromatic" challenge!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my this is so elegant and gorgeous looking Donna!! I love the added pearls with the bit of sparkle!! Thanks for sharing your steps on this!! Just lovely!! HUGS

lauren bergold said...

what a beautiful and elegant card! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (monochromatic!) STASH with us this week! ♥

Shirley Chillman said...

Happy New Year Donna. I do hope you and your family had a fantastic Christmas.

Fabulous step by step tutorial and great to see you using those inks. Your cards all look amazing plus I am sure you had fun getting messy and inky.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Kren Kurts said...

So pretty, Donna. TFS! Here's a question. Do I have to use just the brands S-L carries? Or the exact dies they carry? See you at StampFest? kren dot kurts at gmail dot com

Chana Harris said...

Hi, Donna!
Frist let me apologize for not getting back to you sooner. Thanks, so much for your wonderful comment on my new challenge blog. Blogger and I were having a few issues and I could not see comments and voila, today they showed up!

Your work is always beautiful and inspiring! The Challenges will be open to crafters of all skill levels and I hope some of the information posted there will help everyone. Again, thanks for the vote of confidence!

I think I already commented on your project, but if not, let me say it is beautifully executed and so very pretty!

Chana, Owner
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
A Place To Start - A Community for New Paper Crafters

Patricia St Martin said...

Sorry I'm so late but things in life really put me behind. I finally made it. Yellow(butterscotch)is a happy color, love how you add texture to the front of the cards and super die from Sue Wilson. Thanks for the tutorial. Hope you are feeling better now that some time has gone by.
Hugs Pat

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Donna! I'm back in blogland but still so more work ahead of me with the computer. You wouldn't believe all of the troubles I've had with reloading things. My printer will only print one document at a time - to print a second one, I have to reboot the computer. Such a pain! It wouldn't print at all but at least Dell got me to this point. To get it to do more, they want me to pay a fee - forget it! I will never buy a Dell again! Lots of troubles with this computer and printer from Day 1! Enough about my problems! Your set of cards is gorgeous! Each one is a bit different - I like the ornate dies you've used and the beautiful inking! The embossing is gorgeous too! I think you had a lot of fun making that mess on your desk haha! Hope you're feeling better these days, my friend. Sending hugs.

Neva Zver said...

This is absolutely stunning! . Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
Neva DT

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Donna & so elegant :o)
Great instructions too, thank you.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hahaha, I think I will make a quote sign from you, Donna, about making sure you create a big enough mess so that Chaos reigns!! I love it!! As a pretty OCD person, I'm trying to embrace the Chaos when it naturally happens but I keep a wary eye on it, all the same!

Thank you for showing how you did this really gorgeous card! Now I hope you aren't offended by this, and I know it's because I'm ready for lunch, but when I first saw your cozy creation I thought of a warm buttered waffle with a dollop of whipped cream! Yum, delicious!! Hugs, Darnell

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this gorgeous and elegant card- love the dies. Your colors are beautiful.

Karen said...

Sweet Donna, these are as gorgeous as your heart! Such lovely designs, glowing with heavenly love and adorned with precious details. Everything you create blesses all who see it. You have a beautiful gift. :) I am on a mobile device so I must end this here, but I was determined to visit while I had a moment! Thank you for sticking with me during turbulent times. Have a wonderful night. :)

Hugs and blessings,

KandA said...

Such a beautiful card Donna. Fabulous colours and detail xx

Sandra Cox said...

That card is beautiful. It's so delicate.

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

ich bin wieder total begeistert von der aufwendigen Gestaltung deiner Karte. Eine wunderschöne Stempelfarbe und fantastische Stanzeile hast du verwendet für deine Karte. Super edel und ganz mein Geschmack. Hugs Silvi

Team Clark said...

This is gorgeous, the sponging adds so much. Beautiful step by step! TFS!

Monica said...

Such a calming and yet so outstanding card.

Petra Swart said...

What a beautiful set of cards, Donna!!!! All so fabulous in yellow with the sponging and embossing!!!! You've been busy and have really done great with these beautiful card!!!!!

Linda Vich said...

Stunning card Donna! Yellow is not a color that I use often but I love the way you have used the distress inks to create this. I especially love the border above the darker yellow and the pearls look lovely against the darker middle strip.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Donna, what gorgeous cards, and I love the warm yellow! Reminds me of sunshine on a card! I love the dies you've put together and what a stunning result! Wow, I especially love the Sue Wilson Gemini URSA! Stunning border, and being able to use it two ways is a benefit. Hehe! I giggled when you showed us your "mess" on your worktable. Glad I'm not alone! Beautifully done, sweet friend, and thanks for sharing how you've done it...and for sharing these gorgeous dies and what we can do with them!! Big hugs! xoxo

Donna Phelan said...

Who doesn't love chaos??? Plus if there isn't any, did you really create anything? lol Another BEAUTY! Love the soft colors and design and that string of pearls...oh so pretty!


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