Saturday, March 2, 2013

Thank You for AEI♥U and Simon Says Stamp

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Taking a break from submissions and DT work to play along in Avery Elle's AEI♥U challenge today, and since it's Anything Goes week at Simon, I'm linking up over there too.

This is the inspiration photo for the Avery Elle challenge.


I used the Blooming Banner set from Avery Elle.  It's got this gorgeous flower image, and I decided to get out the old scissors, as well as my gold embossing powder/heat gun, and go to town. 

Overall there are six layers on that medallion I created.  Lots and lots of cutting, but I love how it turned out.

The one tricky layer was the second one, which is all gold.  What I ended up doing is stamping the flower twice.  I cut the first layer off of one, taking care to cut right on the inside of the edge for the second layer.  Then I taped that onto the second flower as a mask.  I applied Versamark, took off the mask, added the gold embossing powder and zapped it with the heat gun.  Because of where I trimmed the top layer, the mask left the stamped edge intact. 



There are two pennant layers.  I thought it looked a little stark with just the navy one, so I cut a second and roughly swiped versamark on the edges and embossed.  It just softens the edge a little and gives it some extra interest.



The background paper is from a MME 6x6 pad.  Since you get two of each of the patterns, this works.  You need to cut a strip from one paper straight on, and from the second rotated at 90 degrees in order to be able to create the chevron. 

The glitter at the top is some American Crafts Glitter tape that I trimmed to make thinner.  I got the idea from my friend Taheerah who made this amazing card.

What do you think?  It's a bit of a departure from the inspiration photo.  I used the flowers, colors, and chevron as a jumping off point, but mine ended up a bit more exotic. 

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  MME - Oo La La and The Sweetest Thing Lavendar 6x6 Pads; CTMH - Outdoor Denim and White Daisy cardstock
Stamps:  Avery Elle - Blooming Banner
Ink:  CTMH - Outdoor Denim; Versamark
Other:  CTMH - Gold Embossing Powder; American Crafts - Glitter Tape; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

23 comments:

  1. Pretty! Loving the bit of gold glitter!

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  2. wow this is so fabulous.. Love the gold..

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  3. so elegant and so "Shangai 1930s'" to me anyway ;o)
    I love your card Miriam!
    Hugs~

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  4. This is gorgeous! I love the gold and navy together. Beautiful take on the pic :)

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  5. Sooooooo beautiful!! I love love love the colors!!

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  6. *Wow* - this is a stunner Miriam!! I love the touches of gold, especially impressed with your masking and embossing on the flower! This is amazing!!

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  7. amazing! It looks so elegant and luxe with that gold embossing!

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  8. Clever and fun, I like your interpretation of the picture. The gold embossing really adds a little something extra. :-) -Brenda

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  9. This is stunning! LOVE all of the gold embossing!

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  10. All that embossing is fabulous. Gorgeous card. I may just have to lift this if you don't mind. I'll be sure to link you up if/when I do :D

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  11. This is GORGEOUS Miriam! I love your take on the sketch and the color combo. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

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  12. Miriam- This is stunning! I LOVE your use of gold. Fantastic!!

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  13. Gorgeous card, Miriam! I just added some gold embossing powder to my wishlist!

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  14. Love the gorgeous colors on that fab banner!!!

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  15. OHHH! These papers and that gold embossing match this photo perfectly! AMAAAAAAAAAAZING! LOVE this card:)

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  16. Miriam, this is stunning! BEAUTIFUL CARD! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

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  17. That is a lot of beautiful cutwork, Miriam! Gorgeous card with all of the gold accents!

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  18. Wow Miriam! I love all the detail that you put into it!!! That gold embossing is sooo beautiful!!! I have to try that!!! :)

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  19. This is so pretty, Miriam! It's a completely different look--the gold embossing makes it soooo elegant!

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