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Monday, April 29, 2013

Are you ready for a new week? I spent a fun weekend with friends, so I'm rested and ready to roll!
I'll bet, just by looking at the front of this card, you'd never guess that it is a wedding card. I don't think I would, and I wasn't even sure that's what I wanted to do with it at first, but the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week is weddings, so I decided to go with it, and I'm glad I did. Once it was all put together, I really liked it.

I colored the image with Copics, added some white gel pen dots inside some of the flowers, then cut it with a circle die, using the out of the box technique, so I wouldn't lose any of the image. All the three-dimensional dots behind the image were inspired from this week's Play Date Cafe challenge color palette photo. I wanted the bg to look similar to the photo also, so I started with gray cs, then spritzed it with several colors of Dylusions Ink Spray before added the dots.
In keeping with the dotty card front, I used plenty of dots inside the card, also. ;)

I've always liked the Floral Ovals die, but often hesitated to use it because I always had to clean out the little pieces that got stuck in the die, but not this time. I've got a good tip for you when using intricate dies that will keep pieces from getting stuck inside the die and will also immediately release the entire die cut easily: Save the poly bags that are in cereal boxes and add them to your die cutting sandwich between the paper and the die. You might be able to do this with just one layer of the poly, but since I didn't get all the crumbs out of the bag first, I just flattened it, using a double layer. I've been using regular wax paper, sometime even four layers, and while it does help some, it's not nearly as good as the cereal bags. Give it a try. I think you'll soon be eating a lot more cereal! ;)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a fab week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #217: Wedded Bliss (FTTC217)
The Play Date Cafe Challenge #179 (PDC179)
Color Throwdown #239 (CTD239)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes


Stamps: Summer Blossom, Hollyhocks, Wedded Bliss (Flourishes)
Ink: Copics; Memento; Distress; Dylusions Ink Spray; white gel pen
Dies: Std Circles Sm, Classic Scalloped Circles Sm, Classic Ovals Lg, Floral Ovals (Spellbinders); Tiny Sweet Scallop (Verve)
Accessories: White embossing powder (Zing); ribbon; twine; Enamel Accents; Liquid Pearls; Pearl Pen; foam dots
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl :-) the whole design is so pretty, lovely colours and details :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Lols x x x

Cheryl said...

Love it, very pretty Cheryl...I think it's a perfect wedding card! LOVE all the dots, and that yummy ribbon/bow you have. Oh, and your coloring with the Copics...PERFECT!

ChristineCreations said...

WOW Cheryl. This is gorgeous! Those dots are amazing and the colouring on the image is so pretty!

Stacy Morgan said...

Um I would say it turned out beautiful! I like the bling in the center of the flower too. Wonderful work.

Jessi Fogan said...

The kids practically LIVE off cereal - brilliant idea!
OH MY DOTS. That is unbelievably precise & stunning, Cheryl! I love the multi-item bow, too :)

Allison Cope said...

This is fabulous Cheryl!!! I am in love with your dotted pearl back ground but especially your stunning focal bouquet! Wowsers! Lovin' that orangey distressing! Yum! Thanks for joining us at Flourishes for our Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful coloring and such neat design with the dots!!

Veronica Z said...

Stunning! Your coloring skills are amazing! Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with The Play Date Cafe!