Saturday, January 31, 2015

Just Us Girls #278 Wild Card!

Happy, happy Saturday!! I'm late with my post and hope you can forgive me! Anyway, Nancy has a great challenge for Wild Card week -Make your SENTIMENT the focal point of your card front!  This is something I seldom do, so it was a challenge, indeed! But FUN!

I've used this great birthday sentiment from Mama Elephant-I've seen it lots of places and took inspiration from other cards I've seen.  
First, I rubbed water color paper with my embossing buddy. Then, I stamped the XL sentiment on water color paper in Versamark, covered it with white embossing powder and heated.  After that I used my water brush and NEW Koi Water Colors to sweep some color across my paper, blending colors as I went.  I let that that dry.  This morning I cut it out with MFT jumbo banner stax (coming out soon with stitched edges!! Oh, my, something else I need!)
The focal piece is layered on a piece of MFT limelight card stock.  The teal layer is from PTI and the card base is white.  I also used not quite navy and a little dot stamp a few times on my focal panel and some stickles and gems.
I knew it needed something else, so I pulled out two colors of twine and put those around my card front.  That will add a little interest to the inside, too!

We all hope you'll join in this week and show us your cards!  You have until Thursday, Feb. 5 at 9 pm to link up your card/project.  There's tons of inspiration on our BLOG, which is linked HERE!
Thanks for visiting!!
Have a great day!


Boxofcolours said...

A lovely clean and simple card and I like the colours you chose.

Chris D. said...

LOVE the bright, happy colors you chose to use. What a gorgeous card!

Nancy said...

LOVE these colors and card Cheryl! If you were late...not to would have known. I am so glad you joined us or we would have missed this terrific card!

JoAnn said...

Lovely card with the sentiment as the focal image. Love the colors too.

Ina said...

OH this is GORGEOUS. Just love everything you have done here and the effect is stunning. Love the bright colours.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Love that wonderful sentiment and the beautiful colors! Really pretty card!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I am loving this gorgeous lime and teal color combo! That watercolored banner is beautiful, especially with that white embossing of the sentiment.

Judy Woodland said...

Awesome card, I adore those gorgeous colors!! How do you like the Koi Watercolors? I love the look you have going here!!! Thanks so much for having me as Guest Designer this month, I had so much fun!!

Ginger said...

Stunning Card! What a great job! I love the bright colors!


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