Saturday, 19 September 2015

Sentiment in the Spotlight

This week's challenge, over at the Merry Monday Christmas card challenge blog, is to create a project where the sentiment is in the spotlight, like this ...


And, over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, the theme is Die Crazy, which is never a problem for me :)


I combined the two challenges to make this fairly quick card (except the drying time for the Glossy Accents) and it's my kind of project, very clean and simple ...


I used the smooshing technique for my woodgrain embossed panel, smooshing first of course and then dry embossing. I watercoloured my holly leaf die cuts with some Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers and, for all you Stella fans out there, added some clear Wink to them :)

Supplies

Paper - PTI Vintage Cream, Stamper's Select White & Pure Poppy card; Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock; Echo Park patterned paper
Stamps - PTI Wet Paint
Ink - PTI Berry Sorbet (for the smooshing), Smokey Shadow
Dies - PTI Sparkle & Shine, Woodgrain Embossing Plate, Layered Postmarks: Holiday
Other - My Mind's Eye brad; Wink of Stella clear brush marker; Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers; Ranger Glossy Accents

13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous CAS design, Diana! Love the contrast of colors and use of dies! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Die Crazy” Challenge!

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  2. This is absolutely stunning and the bold, graphic design is so eye-catching! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  3. Perfect CAS design for the Sentiment challenge. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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  4. oh i love that wood background!! :)

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  5. This card certainly does shine, Diana! I love the bright stripes on the sides and the subtle background! It all comes together beautifully!

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  6. Love it, great design. Thanks for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  7. So pretty and shiny and I like how you snuck the holly's in there! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

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  8. Just love the glossy accents on the sentiment die! Perfect card and perfect layout!

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  9. I think this card is so Christmas and so my taste! Just love the red and white and the touch of sparkle. It looks so cheerful

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  10. Gorgeous card. Love that you used Wink of Stella!

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  11. LOVE this!
    Simply perfect! :)

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  12. Oh, how I love this! It's gorgeous!!!!!

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  13. Beautiful! Love your cards so much, Diana!

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All comments are very much appreciated. Thanks so much for your encouragement.