Picture the Light in Your Life!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Purple thank you

Here's a closeup of my latest creation.

It's another monochromatic card. I love that Caardvarks Core'Dinations challenge! I've used a 365 Cards sketch as the basis for the design:
I glimmered up some Core'dinations cardstock, masking a couple of parts to create a design with the original color. The card looks less yellow, more gold and more sparkly and subtle in real life.

The card also works for the following challenges:

ABC Challenge: T is for Thanks
365 Cards: Favorite color
Papertake Weekly: Do Something Different (masks)

Here's some detail on the card. After using a Cuttlebug embossing folder, I sanded the raised sentiment to show the lighter purple of the cardstock core.

The original pictures are more true to color, but... After moving to a different light source, I got some pictures that I think make the card look sparkly... or at least gold instead of yellow!


Cardstock: Core'Dinations, The Paper Company
Paper: DCWV
Accessories: embossing folder from Cuttlebug Thanks set, Nestabilities grand lace border and In Spades Borderabilities, EK Success Moroccan Lace punch (inside), Tim Holtz "Regal" mini mask, Gold Glow Smooch Spritz


  1. Your techniques for this card are very effective - the embossed sentiment and the spray are lovely. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

  2. Great job with the punches. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

  3. Gorgeous effect with the Gold Shimmer! Wonderful card, and thanks for joining us at ABC this time.
    Hugs, Donna x

  4. Beautiful glimmery card! Love your take on the sketch!

  5. Another pretty, blingy card! Thanks for sharing with all of us in the Tea Room :)

  6. Another beautiful creation! Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room! :)

  7. Very pretty masking on here. Thanks for playing again at the Tea Room.

  8. Beautiful work!
    Thanks for joining in at the ABC Challenge this time.
    Jen x

  9. Loving that shimmer, they are just fab. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

  10. stunning card and i love the shimmer :)

  11. Beautiful! Thanks for playing at 365 Cards.

  12. such an elegant and gorgeous card!

  13. Great card. Thank you for joining in the ABC Challenge this time.
    Cathy xx