Life to the Fullest

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I was in a distressing mood when I made the card I'm sharing with you today. :)
I started with the April 2014 Week 2 Viva la Verve sketch, which you know I turned sideways. The sentiment and frame is from a JustRite stamp set. I colored the frame portion with Copics, distressed with Distress Ink, edged with a copper leafing pen, and added a few rhinestones to brighten it up a little. The glossy embellie over the "Live" fishtail banner is also a stamp from that same set. I colored it with Copics, added a rhinestone, then dipped it into my melting pot of hot UTEE. I thought that it might cause the rhinestone to come off, but instead, it just smoothed out all the facets and removed a little of the color. The blue strip behind the sentiment layer is my attempt to create a blue faux leather strip. I'm not sure if it really looks like leather, but I'm good with how it looks here. ;) A few more fishtail banners, a ripped edge, some metal embellies, and stitching, and this card is good to go!
The inside should have been easy, except I refused to waste a piece of this beautiful dp just for a few edges to show, so I pieced together a frame from very small scraps. The white panel barely covers the seams and edges of the scraps. The two sides are long rectangles, and the top and bottom are long skinny triangles. I was able to keep the scraps squared up by putting them inside a rectangle die as a shim.

Thanks for stopping by, and may you live life to the fullest this week!

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Leslie Miller said...

Oh, yes, love the distressing, as well as the copper leafing and the application of UTEE. You always add such artistic detail to your cards and it's lovely to see as well as fun to look at and examine closely. A fabulous card, Cheryl!

Karen Amidon said...

Wow, so many fabulous details. Love the texture of the faux leather. Cheryl, it was wonderful to see you and some of your incredible designs today.

Bajalizzy said...

love the aqua blue and magenta contrasts and overall composition

Blossom Cards said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create
Rachel dt

Conniecrafter said...

So pretty, I love the embellishment you made it goes perfectly with the frame and looks great, love the banners coming out from under the sentiment too!!

Deborah Anton said...

What a great card! Loving all the textures and elements you put into this distressed card. Nice bold colors to make it pop!