Monday, June 2, 2014

a card for Lucille. . . .

for the May card chain challenge hosted by Deborah Nolan:


I used new to me dies from Spellbinders for this card.  The background was created by smooshing distress inks and spritzing with water.  The overlay was gold embossed in a distressed way by not covering it completely with the Versamark pad; thus leaving some areas a bit worn looking.  I combined two corners and a label from another die set to make the section on which I gold embossed the sentiment.  And, finally, I dug out some of those Prima flowers that just keep multiplying in those glass jars.  :-)  I know they are way past being "on trend", but they do match the colors of the background. 

It is a beautiful day in my neighborhood, with maybe some thunderstorms later.  I hope you have a good day, wherever you may be!

Sending this over to SSS for their Wednesday challenge.

12 comments:

Lin said...

How pretty, Joy! Love the jewel tones!

judkajudi said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Joy! Very elegant ... love the colors.

cheiron said...

So pretty! Love the gradient of color on this. Thank you so much for playing along in the Anything Goes Challenge this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog :)

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Cindy C. said...

It's gorgeous Joy! Beautiful die, and I especially like that background!!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness, Joy--this is absolutely stunning! I know it will be treasured! Your prima flowers keep multiplying, too?! I'm thinking maybe some glitter will get more of them used--at least I'm going to try that.

Dawn Turley said...

Lucky Lucille. This is a beautiful card with so much detail.

Linda said...

love this beautiful card Joy-and I love my primas too:):)

Barb Ghig said...

I love this card, Joy! What a great idea to emboss only parts of the background...it has a lovely antique feel to it, and your white label is perfect with those pretty Prima flowers! Lucille is definitely going to love it, too!

Shirley said...

Wow, Joy, I really like what you did your BG for your die cut and to really bring out your wonderful die cut with sentiment and flowers! Really pretty!

Carol McCready said...

The card is absolutely gorgeous. As soon as is popped on my screen I though "ooooh".

Jutta said...

Thank you for visiting my blog Joy!
I have one of your lovely cards in my collection and really enjoy the CCC too.
This card is a beauty, I love how your colourful background makes the die cuts pop!
Have a nice day!