Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thursday Challenge @ MelJen's Designs!

Hello Friends! It's time for another Thursday Challenge at MelJen's Designs. This week we have a sketch challenge for you.

I decided to create a card featuring the adorable Sweet Wedding Cake.

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Isn't this just the cutest image? I printed the cake onto my favorite Cryogen card stock. Then colored it with Copic markers. I die cut the image using my Nesties and then dusted on a bit of pink distress ink. I added Distress Stickles to the icing, then wouldn't you know it, stuck my fingers RIGHT in it! No time to fret, I just went with it and moooooved on! The pale brown paper behind the focal is a piece of vellum that I embossed. The little blooms are me.

Here's a little detail shot...loads of sparkle on this, too. I used a glitter pen to accent the image and I also gave the blooms a blast of shimmer spray. The organdy ribbon adds a subtle sparkle and the Cryogen card stock offers up glittery goodness, as well. And of course the beautiful pearl details add their own warm glow.

Here is a look at the inside. For this card, I used an ooooold scrapbooking kit, that had lots of pieces and parts, so I just incorporated them into the card design. Although, the camera doesn't show it, this entire panel is sparkly! I went wild and sprayed the whole thing with shimmer spray and it looks fantastic! You all know I'm a sucker for sparkles!

I hope you make some time to play along with us at MelJen's this week. Remember, you must use a MelJen's Design image to be included in the random drawing to win FREE digital stamps of your choice. Please take a moment to stop by the Design Team blog, to view the amazing samples the ladies have created to share with you.

Thanks for stopping in today! I appreciate the visit.


digital stamp: Sweet Wedding Cake(MelJen's Designs)
stamp set: Fancy Flourishes(Papertrey Ink)
card stock: Cryogen Iridescent White(PaperTemptress)   Vintage Cream(Papertrey Ink)
patterned paper and vellum: Busy Scrapper's Solution for Wedding & Romance(Hot Off the Press)
ink: Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Ink(Ranger)  Soft Suede(Stampin' Up!)
dies: Oval Nestabilities(Spellbinders)
punches: Small Scallop(Martha Stewart Crafts)
other: Cocoa organdy ribbon(Close to My Heart)  pearls(Stampin' Up!)  pearl flourish(Zva Creative)  Rock Candy Distress Stickles(Ranger)  Crystal glitter(Martha Stewart Crafts)  Clear Stardust glitter pen(Sakura)  Copic markers


Sheila H said...

This is such a sweet wedding card, Barb. It's so pretty - all the sparkle and shimmer is delightful.

Jeanne said...

Fantastic card, Barb! Love all the detail you add to each card you create and this one is no exception. Life is so much prettier with sparkle, isn't it?

Nora Noll said...

What a beautiful card!! Love the embossing and the details that you put into it. Stunning!!