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Good Luck! – Cardabilities #104

Time has gone by so fast and I can’t believe this is my last post for Cardabilities. It has been a pleasure to work with such amazing and talented designers. Karan’s sketches as you all know are so nice to work with and it has been a great honor to be part of her team. Thank you teammates and thank you Karan for having me.

The new sketch is up today and I know you’ll be inspired by it!

Materials
Spellbinders: Rose Creations, Carnation Creations, A2 Matting Basics A, Delicate Doilies,
Classic Edges Two, Classic Decorative Inserts Three.

Docrafts Xcut: Leafy Flourishes
Sin City Stamps: Butterfly Mask 
Graciellie Design Paper – Keys & Roses 
Distress Inks in Spun Sugar and Embossing.
Inkadinkado embossing powder in Silver
Zap! heat tool
Merletto pearls
Other generic materials
Cardstocks: Leather textured in soft pink, off white and light green. Linen in white. Metallic in pink.
Homemade paste

2″ one sided lace
Raffia ribbon in soft white
Pearl stamens in pink

This is a shabby chic card with lots of layers. The main patterned layer was wet and distressed letting show some lace on the background. Also I used some beautiful butterfly masks to stencil, using homemade paste. After that was done, I added the central layers and handmade flowers. The “Good Luck” Spanish sentiment was heat embossed in silver.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card for today and that you feel inspired to join our challenge at Cardabilities. I send a big hug to my fabulous teammates. Know that I am very thankful for the great friends I’ve made and for the opportunity I was given. Thanks a bunch!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Faux Album Card – Cardabilities #102

Hello there! Are you ready for a new Cardabilities sketch? I enjoyed working with sketch #102 very much, I think it is a very elegant one. 

Materials
Spellbinders: Gold Circles One, Rose Creations, Bitty Blossoms, Timeless Rectangles, Venetian embossing folder, Grand Calibur die cutting machine.
Stampendous – Spanish Greetings, Spanish Invite
Inks: Ranger – Distress inks in Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick. Embossing Ink. Memento ink – Lulu Lavender. Brilliance ink – Pearlescent Beige
Inkadinkado embossing powder in silver
Zap heat tool
Adhesives: UHU all purpose adhesive, Bazic two sided tape and foam tape, Elmer’s glue all.
Merletto paper cord in lilac
Other generic materials
5/8″ gross grain ribbon in lilac
Cardstock: Metallic in lilac and soft pink, Linen in white, Leather textured in white, pink and peach, Eggshell in white.
Fused string pearl beads in ivory
Pearl stamens in pink

This birthday card was made to look like an album. It has an inside pocket to add gift cards or any other goodies. I worked a lot with metallic papers and dry embossing. TIP: I sprayed the metallic cardstock with body spray (that’s right!), the alcohol in it helps to wear out the shimmer and the paper embosses better too. The flowers were handmade using different techniques to give them a very organic look.

A lot of distress inks were used, but in a subtle way. The spanish sentiments (‘May God Bless You’ and ‘Happy Birthday’) where heat embossed in silver. And the final touches included pearl stamens, fused string pearls and ribbon.

I hope you like my card and that you find this sketch fun to work with. Please join us at Cardabilities for a chance to win a featured designer spot during the next reveal.

Before I go, I’d like to share that Cardabilities is having 
a DT Call right now. For details click here.


Reminder: Don’t forget to stop by my latest giveaway post and comment for a chance to win my newest paper pack, here.

Thanks for your visit.

This card is participating in:
Anything Goes – Sweet ‘n Sassy
Anything Goes – Docerela Creations

The MacGyver Challenge – AAA Cards
Used: paper string, corrugated paper for flowers, 
plastic fused string pearl beads, 
stamps from Stampendous, and 
punched holes on card

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Envelope Card – Cardabilities #100

Hello! I’m so glad to be back with a new card for Cardabilities. We have a wonderful new sketch for you, and projects featuring digital stamps courtesy of our sponsor: Pickled Potpourri.

Pickled Potpourri Designs
As always five designers will be chosen to feature on Cardabilities, and as a bonus our sponsor will be giving away a $7 gift certificate to one lucky winner.
I had the opportunity to use one of Pickled Potpourri’s lovely sets: Small Things, which is a customizable floral set. I was able to incorporate the images to my design, inspired on Karan’s amazing sketch.

Materials
Spellbinders: Delicate Doilies, A2 Scalloped Borders One, French Frills, Grand Calibur die cutting machine.
Pickled Potpourri – Small Things
Graciellie Design Paper – Tea Rose
Ranger: Distress ink in Worn Lipstick, blending tool
Spectrum Noir marker – PP3
Merletto pearls and crystals
Canon MG2220 printer
Adhesives: Bazic two sided tape and foam tape, Elmer’s glue-all, UHU glue stick.
Other generic materials
7/8″ gross grain ribbon in pink
Linen cardstock in white
Textured cardstock in sand beige and soft pink
I started off my card by cutting the envelope card base. Once done, I layered it inside and out with patterned paper from a set I designed and pink cardstock. To embellish the front of the card, I added lace to the background, followed by a die cut doily and a die cut border, plus some ribbon. Finally I added a cute flower pot from the digital set Small Things and a little doily bow.
To match the images with my design, I edited their color to pink and hand cut them. Each of the flowers was added individually to create a bouquet. The pot was printed on patterned paper. The sentiment was heat embossed on vellum, and I did this with my printer (no embossing ink needed).
Inside, I added a second sentiment framed with a label die and a pocket to place a gift card and more. The die cut borders are an important element to this card. To finish my card I added crystals and pearls and in order to close it, I wrapped ribbon to it.
I hope you are inspired by this sketch as much as we all were in the design team. To join our challenge all you need to do is visit Cardabilities, follow the rules and link up your project. There you will also have a chance to see what my teammates have created.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

This card is participating in:
Anything Goes – Docerela Stamps
Flowers in Pots – Digi Haven
Shabby Chic/Vintage – In the Pink