Those of you who read about my creations regularly will know how much I use digital images, word art and design papers produced by Create With TLC. Imagine my joy at the weekend, when I opened up a Blog Update from Paulette saying she's got a Design Team Call on! Here is my application card which uses an image, sentiment and design paper which Paulette has given away on her blog over the last week:
My base card is Ivory Centura Pearl, which has been folded and cut to a DL sized card using my trusty Ultimate Pro, both by Crafter's Companion. The design paper is called Let's Party 3 and I chose it because the colours on it tone very nicely with my base card. The main image is one of Paulette's vintage images and is called New Year in Paris - well, a girl can dream can't she! I printed the image twice: The first was printed onto plain white card, and given a coating of Iridescent Spray and Sparkle. The second was printed onto Neenah Classic Card, and I then chose an area to "Hot Spot" (my Top Tip), cut this small circle out and coloured it using Spectrum Noir Pens in the shades 147, 86, 175 and 42 (as these tone in with the design paper). I matted this circle onto some plain black card from my scraps box, cut it out again with a slight border of black and then layered the mat onto the main image in the right place.
The sentiment is called New Year Square and this was printed onto the Neenah Classic Card and coloured using the same shades of Spectrum Noir Pens as for the "Hot Spot". I embossed an octagonal shape using one of the "nest" of circles on the embossing board Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats which fits onto my Ultimate Pro. This shape was then cut out and mounted onto the card. I added a ribbon rosette made from a black organdie ribbon (from my stash) to the sentiment. I completed my card by adding 3 clear gems which, rather aptly, were bought whilst on holiday in France last summer!
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
- Design Team Call at Create With TLC
- Challenge 67 "Anything Goes" at Top Tip Tuesday - my TOP TIP for making one area on a black & white digi stand out is to "Hot Spot" it by cutting a small circle out of a second print of your image, colour it, mat it onto a slightly larger piece of black card and layer this onto your main image.
- Challenge #3 "Anything Goes" at Card Crafter's Circle
- Challenge #96 "New Beginnings..." (a New Year Card) at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge
- Challenge #88 "Anything Goes" at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges
- Challenge #52 "Rainbow of Colors" (Pink, Green & White) at Do You Stack Up
- Challenge #25 "Anything Goes" at Little Miss Muffet Challenges
- "Anything Goes with the option of New" (a New Year Card) at Papertake Weekly Challenge
- Challenge #166 "Anything Goes" at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
- New Year/New Beginnings Challenge at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog