Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Touch of Turquoise

Hi everyone ~ I have 2 cards to share with you today...

The theme for this week’s challenge at Less is More  is a ‘Touch of Turquoise’. I'm a huge fan of this color, especially with pastel pink, so I pulled out my new Whimsy Stamp dress die (which I won on their recent release blog hop) and created this card:  
 



I die cut the dress in turquoise cardstock, and replaced the hearts and circles in pink and the design detail with glitter cardstock. I love the elegant swirl on this sentiment, so I added that and mounted everything on my Femme Frames.
My next card is for 2 challenges: The Cue Card at CASology this week is 'Wet’, and the theme this month at  Virginia’s View Challenge is 'Stencil'. So, I created a stencil with my raindrops border die on a piece of transparent cardstock and used pearlescent embossing paste on the front panel of this card. I paired it with stamped and die cut boots and added a sentiment:
Here is a close of the shimmer on the raindrops from the pearlescent embossing paste:
Well, that’s it for me today...Thank you so much for stopping by, and for your sweet comments! I appreciate it very much!



Supplies:

Celebrate
Stamps: Hero Arts - Perfect Day
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Stamper’s Select White, Sweet Blush; MFT - Blu Raspberry; Stampin’ Up - Glitter Cardstock
Dies: Whimsy Stamps - Wedding Dress Tag Die; Mama Elephant - Femme Frames


Feel Better Soon

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Healthy Vibes; Clearly Besotted Stamps - Garden Fresh
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento Luxe - Love Letter
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Stamper’s Select White; Bazzill - Icy Mint
Dies: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Garden Fresh; Memory Box - Little Rain

29 comments:

Sarah Gray said...

Love both these cards, Barb - especially the rain that you created on your second card! The red welly boots really pop :)

joy said...

Adorable cards, Barb!

Cat Craig said...

Awesome cards, both evoke such feeling. Nothing like a party dress to scream celebration, and rain is a wonderful version of wet.

Kailash said...

I simply love both your cards, such a creative take on the cue word wet for your second card, too cool and pretty dress on your first card!!!

Rosemary said...

i always enjoy looking at your cards, barb... they are always so clever and fun! the first one is so very pretty and the second super clever!

Virginia Lu said...

Truly beautiful!! Love the hearts and glitter details on your first card! And the rain...oh the rain...how gorgeous is that glittery embossing paste! Your DIY stencil is perfect with the design! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia's View Challenge!

Virginia Lu said...

Thanks for displaying the Virginia's View blog badge :)

Deepti said...

These are lovely, I like how u worked on that dress, love it!

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVE this card!!! Sweet boots, you know I love them, and wowzz on the pearlescent rain!
Touch of Turquoise is just wonderful!

Joyce said...

Love your CASology card--that rain is fantastic, and your boots are very fun. If it ever rained where I live, I would love a pair of boots like that. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Love the diecut on that first card Barb! The boots are so cute in the second card!!

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous cards Barb. Love the pretty bright red boots with the rain drops. And what an elegant dress!

Anne said...

Two lovely cards Barb!
Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More this week
Anne
LIM Designer

Joni nina Andaya said...

Simply Gorgeous....gorgeous Barb!!! Love the torquoise dress and the shimmer embossing paste so perfect. Fabulous creations :) Have a wonderful weekend <3

Leslie Hanna said...

I love both cards, and that you made your own stencil. So fun with the pearlescent embossing paste, too!

jintyoo7 said...

Two very lovely cards, Barb! LOve the red wellies and the sweet raindrops :)

shirley-bee said...

Lovely cards, Barb!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, I love those rainboots and shiny raindrops! So sweet! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

KayM said...

Oh cute cute cute Barb! Those little polka dotted boots are just adorable! The raindrops are super too! I love the pretty blue dress with sparkles too! Beautiful work! Hope you have a great week ahead! (Hugs)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I love your super cute cards! The rain on the second card is fabulous!

Anita in France said...

The turquoise dress with the glittery pink is so elegant, Barb ... perfect with the lovely font of the sentiment! The wellies are so cute ... amazing pearlescent rain ... love the shimmer! Anita :)

mayholicraft said...

Just fabulous CAS card! Love the shimmer on the raindrops! Thanks so much for playing with us at CASolgoy.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm late again with visiting and see that you, too, are busy with things and have not posted for a few days. I love this time of year when the house can be opened and spring cleaning done; not to mention Easter prep. At least I hope that's what you are doing and that you aren't ill. Your two cards are both terrific, Barb!! Hugs, Darnell

Emily Leiphart said...

Two gorgeous cards, Barb! Love the dress die and how you embellished it. The pasted rain drops with the boots is ultra cute!

Melissa said...

What a fantastic way to use your stencil, Barb! Those rain drops are beautiful!!! I love how you left the lower portion of your card clear...wonderful use of white space! :)
Thank you so much for joining us at CASology!

Cat Craig said...

Stopped back by to congratulate you on your HM at Cas-OLOGY card.

Sharon Underwood said...

Neat cards! I really like that effect on the raindrops!

icardeveryone01 said...

Barb those boots had me the moment I saw them =] Congratulations!
. . . Michele

Darnell J Knauss said...

Popping back and jumping up and down with excitement to congratulate you on the well-deserved HM from CASology!! WTG, Barb! Hugs, Darnell