Danielle Flanders is our hostess for the PTI Make It Monday challenge this week. I was so excited that I found the time to play along with her wonderful challenge!! You can see Danielle's beautiful inspiration project and easy video tutorial HERE.
I used "The Sweet Life" stamp set with coordinating die from PTI. After my flowers and leaves were cut and stamped I inked up just the side of each with Versamark Ink and then dipped them in gold embossing powder. I heat set them with my embossing gun for a unique and elegant result!
My card design was inspired by this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #158
I was worried my card was not clean and simple enough so I tried again.
I'm not sure this one turned out "cleaner" LOL but somehow it feels a bit cleaner to me. : ) My first card has a lot more gold and I attached my focal point section directly to the card face. On my second card I tried to limit my gold embossing slightly and actually popped the focal point section up with foam tape and I like it much better. : )
I have also decided to enter my card in Virginia's View Challenge #8 - Clean and Simple : )
Virginia suggests Clean and Simple cards with interesting texture, dimension and good use of white space. She also suggests "creating your own simple embellishment" which, I believe Danielle has shown us how to do beautifully! Gold dipped flower petals - an elegant embellishment! : )
Thank you for looking friends! I will be busy in the next couple of days visiting the blogs of each of these inspirational challenge blogs. I hope you will visit some of these talented sites as well.
White cs by PTI
The Sweet Life stamp set and coordinating dies by PTI
Pink Polka Dot paper strip from Imaginisce
Overlaid ribbon and pearls from my stash