Friday, January 6, 2012

Never Far Apart.....


This week, for my Unity, Friends with Flair contribution, I used the town scene from the December KOM.
It is so cute!  There is also a coordinating sentiment for the inside of the card.  Can't make it any easier.


I started with a base of Lipstick red Pure Luxury card stock, added scraps of an argyle pink designer paper, and started building from there.  First, I used Spellbinders Piercerabilities Ric Rac die to create my bottom edge.  I then pierced in the pattern.  A heart was punched and coated with Crystal Lacquer.  When it dried, I distressed the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. I received the Labels Twenty Three as a Christmas Gift, and I was dying to try it out.  I cut one from white, embossed it with a Cuttlebug Paisley folder,  and used a combo of Brushed Corduroy and Festive Berries Distress ink to highlight it.  There is a layer of paper ribbon, and DewDrops in the corner.  I freehand cut the main stamp image, Colored it with Copics, sponged the edges, Stickled the clouds and hearts, and Crystal lacquered the windows.   The image was then Pop Dotted.

I would also like to enter this card over at Joan's Gardens, this week.
 Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #1:

  • Make a card and/or tag using some kind of hearts
  • Use any kind of embellishments 
  • Use, pink or red with white
  • Do some kind of embossing

    Okay, that is it for me today.  Time to get ready for work!  Oh what fun!  

37 comments:

Jen said...

Oooh, super cute!

Kary said...

Hi Mary Anne! Your card is lovely - the crystal lacquer really adds dimension and interest to the image. Love it!!

Pryn said...

FABULOUS card!! Love the techniques you used! Especially the crystal lacquer windows :) Such an awesome touch!

Becky said...

This is awesome, I love this image and card.

Betty Benton said...

Wonderful card -- I too like the look of the crystal lacquer -- makes it look like the sun is shining brightly, sparkling on the windows!

JPScraps said...

Love the card!

Angie Blom said...

oh I love how you did this image.. great design and the colours are just wonderful.

Selma said...

This is a great card Mary Anne. I really like how you created the bottom border and like everyone else, I think the crystal effects really adds a lot to make it special. Thank you for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens this week.

NoraAnne said...

I love the way you colored and crystaled the image, looks so pretty!

Ruby said...

Very pretty card. I like the way you used the stamped image.

Jingle said...

This is so cute!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
this is super cute! Love the coloring and shading.

Linda said...

oh that is so cute... i think this dralining.

Martha said...

gorgeous! what a great card and coloring ;)

Sue W said...

Wow fabulous card Mary-Anne! Good Luck with Joan's challenge this week.

Crystal said...

I love how you colored that image and added the laquer, it looks great!

Kym Weber said...

Such a pretty card! Love the softness of colors your used! The glitter and laquer on the windows are fabulous! Just wonderful!

Patti P. said...

This is so pretty....love the piercing! What a fab stamp. I read your other post and saw where you won the blog candy from Caroline....congrats!! Hope you have a great weekend.
hugs...

Emily Keaton said...

Awwwwwwwwww . . . that's so sweet! I love what you did here. :)

America said...

wow! Great cuts and design. Lovely work MaryAnn!

Sarah Mailloux said...

Fantastic coloring in combo with the distressing!

Marsha said...

Cute ideas, lots of work.

Jessica said...

Gorgeous card...love the pink tones, embossing, and the windows...creative!
:O)
Jessica S

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh loving all your neat extras...lovin that labels die and that stamp set! your glossy accents is perfect on those windows...so glad to finely get to visit ya (-:
hugs

Carol L said...

This is such a pretty card, and I love all that glitter! Got your shorts on yet? :)

Lindsey said...

Love the colours of this card!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Such a fun card GF! So CAAAAAA~ute!

Danie May said...

This is fabulous! I love all your beautiful and detailed layers with your beautiful colouring and touch of stickles. It all comes together wonderfully!

Glenda J said...

So adorable! Love the layout!

Janice M said...

Cute card! I like the glossy accents you added to the windows.

dee marie said...

Hi Mom! Love the card! The paper piercing looks amazing and I love all your coloring and all the little details! I see you use one of your new dies too :) Oh, and hooray for 30+ comments!! You deserve all the love!!

Kerrie said...

Gorgeous card, love the glitter and lacquer, great job well done!

JenMarie said...

Super sweet, love the windows! Great details!

Olga said...

you out did your self with this beauty!!! and I love the gitter!

B. Poteraj said...

nice coloring technique

Joni Kix said...

Wonderful colors! And I love all the details! GREAT card!

redwasher1 said...

Wow!! This is awesome!! Sure love the way you did the windows!!!