30 June 2014

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 
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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


16 comments:

  1. Wow! This card is so so elegant!!! Abd thanks for the tip! It was new for me)))))

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  2. Dear Graciellie,
    I love your card! Love the style, and the flowers!
    Kissies

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  3. Another gorgeous card. Love the soft colors. Thank you for playing along with us at our "Anything Goes" challenge at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

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  4. Beautiful! Love the flowers and embossing! Thanks for joining us at Docerela Creations! Carri~Abusybee
    Skittles!
    DoubleClick Skittles Design Team Call!

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  5. Wow, what a gorgeous card! Fantastic flowers and elegant embossing!!
    Thanks for the great tip!
    Rosi x

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    1. You are so very welcome dear Rosi. Thanks so much for your visit... Feel free to stop by anytime! Thanks.

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  6. Great use of the sketch - love all the texture~

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    1. Oh - and thanks for joining in with AAA

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    2. Great project. I love it.
      Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations!
      DT Member Susana

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  7. Gorgeous card! Love the embossing and beautiful flowers!

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    1. Thank you Maria, I appreciate it very much!

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  8. This card is beautiful!!! I love those flowers that you made - stunning!! Great take on the sketch!

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  9. Stunning card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at AAA cards!

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  10. Graciellie,
    Amazing card! Love the colours and the style!
    Beautiful use of the sketch!
    Kissies,
    Sara

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Thanks so much for your kind comments!

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