Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Paper Smooches Guest Designer ( Week Three )...and a Winner!

This is my 2nd post of the day. 
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Hello friends! 
It's time to share my guest design work with you over Paper Smooches (week 3 already!).
This darling die is so fun and whimsical. I love how fun and easy it is to use.

Cute Cluster

My card this week is quite clean and simple.
thank you

Creating a sophisticated CAS card is not as easy as it looks sometimes. I try to minimize the color, element and images. This card is actually my 2nd take. For the colorful piece, I applied the alcohol inks on the backside of the vellum. However, in my first try, the rich purple color was so saturated that it was distorting the image.  So I re-did another piece and was satisfied how the purple ink complimenting the glitter Cuter Cluster die.

Thank You (Close-up)
Lastly, the gold ink splatter really makes the design pop. I actually splashed the gold Wink of Stella over the finished design.  The droplets are tiny, the stake is not as high. So, it's all good :) 

thank you (PS)
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And now....the winner of my surprise giveaway  (out of 66 comments)

The butterfly card and a Penny Black Die goes to....

~drum roll please~ 
Blogger Harriet said...
What a lovely card, Virginia, and lovely chance to receive a card and gift from you. I think my favorite on this card: butterflies with silver antennae yet!!! Soon we all will be visited by butterflies; and, although this winter wasn't so bad, the idea of spring is excellent. My daffodils are up about 5 inches so soon their sunny faces will cheer me.

March 18, 2016 at 2:13 PM
Congratulations, Harriet!

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Harriet said...

I think your use of vellum is excellent. The softness of the vellum makes each card seem mysterious and lovely.

Lin said...

What a beautiful way to use a die like this, Virginia! I'm pinning this for future inspiration!

conil said...

Extraordinary use of color. Love the clean, sleek yet feminine look of this card. I'm with Lin, pinning, too.

Greta said...

I've been eyeing that die & boy do I want it now, Virginia! Your card is just stunning--totally worth the effort!

Shelly said...

I sooo LOVE this, Virginia!

Karen B. said...

So pretty!

Sharla said...

This is just so gorgeous Virginia, love the purple and gold!! <3

Susanne Vargas said...

Absolutely outstanding! Just perfect! Love it!

Annette Allen said...

wow this is gorgeous.. I love the purple center..

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW love the sheer elegance and the awesome simplicity of this card Virginia...totally cool!!
Dr Sonia

Lisa said...

What an incredible creative way to use this die!! Gorgeous card Virginia!!

Neha said...

Very creative use of die. I love the colors too. Beautiful card!

Lesley said...

Congrats on your Guest Design spot, Virginia! Love your classy card and the pretty colours you chose. Especially the gold.

Dawn Turley said...

Beautifully done Virginia. Love the gold splatters.

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Virginia, this is another beautiful card.
Also a big Congratulations to Harriet!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous Virginia!!!Congrats!

Miriam Prantner said...

CAS perfection! ADORE the purple on vellum and the gold, classy and elegant and pretty!

Laura Bassen said...

This is GORGEOUS!! Love the soft layers with vellum and gold splatters and glittery die cut! PERFECT combination!