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Myths and Magic for Fab Friday #135

If it’s possible to completely love a bundle and DSP…..

This would be one of my favs.  Myths and Magic DSP, the Magical Day stamp set, and the Magical Mates thinlets.  LOVE!  I’ve used it for a number of challenge cards, and this Fab Friday entry is yet another one.  The images are so much fun to color and coordinate with the fabulous DSP.  I am thankful that, even though this set is retiring, I will be using it for my community service card club at the high school where I teach.  So,much.fun!!

Here’s my card:

Here’s the challenge sketch:

Creative Liberties

The base of my card is Tranquil Tide with Lemon Lime Twist on top of it.   Then there is a layer of the Bermuda Bay glitter paper from the SAB catalog.  It was at this point that the card really started to evolve.  I tried a number of different pieces of DSP for the top base piece and the rectangle piece on top of the banner as well.  Good news is that, after I cut out all my tries, I have a number of pieces ready to go for another card.  I finally decided on the cloud DSP.  I thought it is much more subtle than other patterns and also adds interest.  

If at first you don’t succeed, try, and try again and again and again.

After all my tries, I knew I couldn’t try to add another piece of paper on top of the banner, which is the Old Olive Glitter Paper from the same stack as the Bermuda Bay.  I knew I wanted to use the dragon I colored, and also knew the sentiment I wanted to use.  After discarding more choices,  I finally decided on the two ovals in place of the layer on top of the banner.  The Stitched Shapes thinlits cropped the ovals.  Then I used the Tranquil Tide marker to outline the ditch of the stitches in the white oval. The Myths and Magic thinlets make cropping the dragon a snap.

The Tranquil Tide oval was adhered directly to the DSP while mini-dimensionals popped up the dragon.  I stamped the sentiment directly on the oval (which would have been a lot easier to stamp before I cropped), and that oval is popped up using regular dimensionals.   Mini-dimensionals popped up the banner and the dragon.  After I got everything dry fit, I thought the top of the banner HAD to have something small on it, so I grabbed the thinnest Bermuda Bay ribbon I had and tied a small knot.  Next step was to adhere all the pieces on the card.

Bling and More

After squinting to look at the card (another nickel goes in the mail for Brian King), I knew two things:  1.)  something definitely had to go on the top left corner, and 2.) the dragon  looked blah next to all the glitter paper.   I grabbed the Tutti-Fruitti adhesive backed sequins in Lemon Lime Twist for the top left corner.  I thought I had them on straight until I looked at the close-up of the card.  Then I added a few layers of the clear Wink of Stella to the dragon.  It’s so difficult to get the Wink of Stella to show on a picture, but it’s there, I promise.

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Have a Peachy Day!

 

 

 

Myths and Magic DSP for Fab Friday 133

Myths and Magic DSP is Magical!

I .love.this.bundle.and.DSP.  I have a community service card club at the high school where I teach, and I originally bought this bundle for that club. Then I bought the DSP, and I have many a number of cards using the paper or stamp set.  It’s fabulous, the bundle is from the Occassions catalog, and is only available until the end of the month.  We will find out if the bundle and DSP carries over when the new catalog is released.  Fingers crossed!!

I love playing along with Fab Friday

I have been fortunate and very honored to have been chosen for a Fab Five twice with this challenge.  Fab Friday is a bi-weekly challenge, and they accept more than one submission, so if I change my mind, or come up with another idea, I can always submit it.

Here’s my card for FabFri133:

Here’s the Fab Friday sketch:

Isn’t the DSP fabulous?  The colors, the touches of glitter, the designs, and all the characters are spectacular!  Have I mentioned all the magical color combinations, which create a truly magical impression?

For this card, I used Tranquil Tide and Pool Party to mat the DSP for the base of the card.  The mat of the DSP is covered in tiny Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide scales.  So cute!  I love the sparkly bubbles on this paper and could kick myself for not ordering the coordinating glitter paper.  All the mermaids on the paper are sparkly as well, and their scales have great definition.  Like I said, I love this whole suite.  

The sentiment is from the coordinating Magical Day clear-mount stamp set and is one of two versatile sentiments in the set.  I stamped the sentiment in Fresh Fig to match the focal mermaid on a Whisper White banner.  Instead of matting the banner, I chose to use my Stamping Write Marker to lightly outline the edges of the banner.  This subtle coloring gives the impression of a mat without the bulk or added layer.

The end of SAB is near!

I used a Sale-a-Bration free item for the bow because the banner needed something.  It’s a shimmery Basic Grey ribbon and coordinates perfectly with this DSP.  The other colors in the three ribbon set are Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay.  If you love this ribbon as much as I do, your time to order is getting shorter by the day.  SAB ends on March 31.  

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Have a Peachy Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fab Friday 132: Four color challenge, 3 stamp sets.

Fab Friday 132

I have been looking at this four color challenge for a little more than a week just waiting for inspiration to hit.  I love each of these colors:  Pool Party, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, and Soft Suede.  I’ve looked at the cards from the Design Team a number of times, again waiting for inspiration to hit.  

Tonight I was just browsing through Pinterest (that should be a hobby in and of itself) and saw a card using the Delightful Daisy stamp set and punch, and inspiration hit.  Hard, like someone had literally smacked me up the side of my head.

Here’s the challenge:

My Challenge Card Creation

The three stamp sets I used were Daisy Delight (flowers), Dragonfly Dreams (sentiment), and Painted Harvest (leaves).  All three sets are current photoplymer sets.   When I stamped the daisies in Pool Party on Whisper White, I decided I didn’t want all the white showing, so I used an Aqua Blender to very lightly shade all the petals with Pool Party.  After I shaded, I punched using the coordinating daisy punch.  Two clear faceted gems added bling for the centers of the daisies.

The leaves are stamped in Old Olive on the Old Olive cardstock, then punched with the coordinating leaf punch.

The sentiment is in Rich Razzleberry and matted on Soft Suede.  I decided I wanted just a touch of ribbon, so I made a very tight little knot using Rich Razzleberry ribbon and adhered it to the sentiment using a glue dot.

The background Rich Razzleberry cardstock was run through the Big Shot using the Leaves TIEF.  If you haven’t tried any of the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, you need to treat yourself to one, or two, or more.  The textures on these folders are deep and detailed.

The Soft Suede DSP panel is out of one of my very favorite In Color stacks.  I absolutely, positively adore these patterns and have been hoarding er, saving, all the scraps so I can continue to love them all.  A mat of Soft Suede cardstock under the DSP adds depth to the panel.

When all was said and done….

While getting all the card elements stamped, punched, embossed, matted, I briefly thought that all the patterns would overwhelm each other.  I don’t think that happened.  The daisies really toned down the pattern on the DSP.  The Rich Razzleberry background and sentiment give your eyes some place to rest.  The softly colored daisies pair well with the leaves  tucked under them so they just peek out.  Mini-dimensionals provided a bit of additional dimension to the daisies and the leaves.  

I wasn’t sure I would be inspired for this challenge, but it all worked out; at least I think so.  What do you think?  Comments are always welcome!

Have a Peachy day!