Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Brilliant Happiness

I know you're all probably really tired of faux cloisonne, but I love how this card turned out and I just had to post it. I promise it's the last faux cloisonne card you'll see for a long while!

Anyway, this design kind of came together on the fly during tonight's technique class. For our first card we made the leaf card that I posted yesterday. I honestly had no idea what I wanted to do for a second card. I briefly toyed with the idea of letting each person choose her own page from a magazine on which t stamp and then tailoring the card around the colors on that page. I also tore out this page with a cool image and lots of blue hues, because I thought it was really pretty (in real life it's an ad for a cruise line.) As we were stamping the first card in gold, it occurred to me that we could use silver embossing powder on this blue page, stamp 3 flowers from the Embrace Life set and set them off against a shimmery white background, and a card was born! After that all I did was choose two complimentary colors for the base and mat (brilliant blue and tempting turquoise) and a sentiment (everyone chose their favorite sentiment -- I chose this one from the Happiness Always Level 3 hostess set, which I just love!

The cards turned out great. They are actually better in real life than in the photo. We used dimensionals to pop up two of the flowers so in person the card has more of a 3-d finish and the shimmery white background goes great with the glossy magazine paper and the silver embossing. It's so cool, even Bill liked the design! When I asked why he liked the card, he said "it's shiny." And then he said something even more funny. He said "I must be a fish -- I'm attracted to shiny things." LOL! Only a guy would think of something like that.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All of your faux cloisonne cards are just beautiful. This one is particularly striking - no wonder even Bill liked it.