Thursday, April 14, 2011

True Friends

Hello friends! I picked up a stamp from Michaels the other day and I wanted to try it out. It is from Inkadinkado.

Card Base 5.5 in. X 8.5 in.
Score and fold at 4.25 in. (This makes card for a 2A envelope)
Base Layer 4 in. X 525 in.
Top layer 3.75 in. X5 in.
Focal Layer Scalloped circle Nestabilities Die
Focal Image Layer 3 in X 3 in Cryogen paper


Focal Image: Inkadinkado "Flower"

Copic Markers: B29, B27, B24, B22, B00, B0000, YG13, YG17,

Card stock : Cryogen White, GKD White Pure Luxury , Pure Luxury In the Navy and Pure Luxury Creme de Menthe

Ink : Memento Black, New Sprout,

Sentiment of your choice

Tools: Scor-Pal or Scor-Buddy, Paper Cutter (I use Fiskars), Scissors (Tim Holtz helps reduce pain for those with arthritis!), Quickie Glue Pen, Adhesive,large sponge daubers, Cuttlebug or die cutter, Spellbinders Impressabilities "Flourish", Atyou Spica pen and jeweled embellishment.

When you letterpress with Spellbinders Impressabilities, just dab the color to the plate. Do not rub. They are very fragile and will bend if you try to rub the color onto the plate.

I used the "Letterpress" technique for the card layer. I placed Memento Ink "New Sprout" on the Flourish Spellbinder Impressabilities plate and ran it through my cuttlebug.

I experimented with different colors of Atyou Spica pens. I decided to give some glits to the layer by adding "Sand" to the design. It is very hard to see the shine - but trust me - it is really rocks!

I assembled the ard and attached a jeweled embellishment to the center of the flower.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my card. I always enjoy having you!


  1. So elegant Marie--love the color combo you've used too! Fabulous!


  2. Marie ~ You know I'm always a fan of your artwork. This is so gorgeous and looks like a jewel! I know what you mean about the sparkle not showing up for photos. The Spica pens add a nice glitter but it rarely shows in my photos, anyway. This is the first I've learned of the technique you've described here with the Spellbinders. Thanks so much ~ I'm going to have to experiment with this. Keep up the amazing artwork; your cards with metal coloring are gorgeous. Ann :)

  3. Beautiful card Marie! Pretty stamp and beautiful sentiment. Thanks for showing this technique, have a wonderful weekend, take careX:)

  4. The very rich colour choices and unique background make for a beautiful card, Marie.

  5. Hi Marie, How are you doing? I have not talked to you in a long time. I sure you have been really busy. I love the colors you used on your card and I bet it looks even better to see it in person. Take care.
    Hugs, Pat

  6. Marie, This is a very beautiful card!!! I love the colors that you chose!! Thank you for visiting my blog and the nice things you said!!

  7. Wow! This is beautiful. I love the colors you used and what a beautiful card. Love the background and the way you used it. Beautiful job.

  8. Hi Marie, It's me again. Please stop on over at my blog. I have something nice over there for you!!

  9. BEAUTIFUL! Good tip about dabbing the color onto Impressabilities! I bent mine the first time I used it!


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