Saturday, July 9, 2011

Smile Wild Card Throwback Thursday Challenge

Here is a card I made for the Throwback Thursday Challenge this week.  It was a lot of fun experimenting with different wet embossing powders, trying to get just the right look.  Hope you are inspired by my final creation.  First, I started with the Wild Card cartridge and used the card from pg. 39 in the handbook.  I cut it at 5", then cut the inside oval of the liner also at 5".  You can use the hide contour feature to save yourself some paper using your Gypsy.  The sentiment tag is cut from Once Upon a Princess at .80" and 1".  The flowers are from SU's Vintage Vogue stamp set.   I wet embossed the large flower with irridescent embossing power I had on hand, then hand cut out the flowers.  I used the same technique on the front of the card, and the sentiment shadow as well, to make it look like glittery patterened paper.  On the smaller flower, I used the same stamp as the front of the card, this time using my Zig two-way glue pen applied to the stamp on the flowers.  I then added MS glitter to give them some sparkle.  The centers of the small flowers are from an EK Success border punch, using a small dot of The Best Glue ever and the same MS glitter.  The sentiment is from Miss Emma's "Turn Your Frown Upside Down"  stamp set.  The ribbon is from my stash by SU.

Here is a close-up of the flowers, although I was having extreme difficulty getting a clear photo.  I think you can see the effect of the irredescent embossing powers well enough to get the idea.  Of course, it's a lot prettier in person, and I hope the recipient likes it as much as I do.  I used a lavender rhinestone gem from Darice's for the center of the large flower to add a little more bling.

 Inside sentiment is stamped  on another 5" liner from Wild Card on SU confetti white in Pear Pizazz ink and is from Miss Emma's "My Favorite Sayings" stamp set.  All cardstock is Stampin' Up.  The card itself is done in Pear Pizzaz, the inside liner which I attached to the backside of the front of the card is discontinued and stamped in Elegant Eggplant.  The sentiment shadow is also Elegant Egglplant.  Thanks for looking!