Friday, July 24, 2015

Artistic Wishes

Hello again!  Julee Tilman gave us a fun sketch over at Mojo Monday this week.  It proved a bit of a challenge for me - I think I went through 3 iterations before ending up with the final version.  But I like what I ended up with.

Initially I started out with the idea of using the colors of gold, black and Mint Macaron but the colors just didn't look good together to me, so I ditched the Mint for Bermuda Bay.  I know a lot of people love this new In Color but I'm having a hard time warming up to it.  Anyway, after I settled on the colors, here's what I ended up with.

The medallion and dragonfly were both stamped in Versamark, then heat embossed with black and gold embossing powders, respectively.  The dragonfly was then trimmed with paper snips.  The Bermuda Bay flowers beneath the sentiment were stamped off once before stamping on Whisper White, then the sentiment was added in Memento Tuxedo Black.

The embossing, the gold striped vellum and the rhinestones all made this a bit fancy, so I think it would be well used for an anniversary or wedding card.

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Product details:
Stamps:  Awesomely Artistic, Petite Pairs
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Gold Foil, Gold Striped Vellum
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Other:  Stampin' Emboss Gold and Basic Black embossing powders, Gold 1/8" ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, 1", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle punches, Circle Collection framelit, Paper Snips


Mimi said...

I am 100% on board with the colors... Love the card!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So fabulous! Love those gold stripes! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!