Saturday, June 23, 2012

Lovely in Pink

I've been away from my craft table for a bit and I've been dying to play with some of the new goodies I've picked up in the last week.  I especially wanted to play with my new Lovely Layers set from PTI.  And it just so happens, this card works for this week's Young Crafters Unite Challenge and the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge!
 
The Lovely Layers stamps and dies are pretty easy to work with and line up.  I wanted to give the flower just a bit extra, so I added another layer with my Spellbinders Labels 24 dies.  The shape of these dies works really well with the Lovely Layers shapes, don't you think?  So I reverse cut the Labels 24 shape into my card panel.  
As an added detail, I used a small teardrop flower stamp to create a background.  To help with placement, I made a template (the purple layer) and used my Stamp-a-majig to stamp the flowers.  Because my teardrop stamp is small and symmetrical, I marked a corner to make sure I was stamping it in the right orientation.  
Most of the stamping was done with Versamark ink.  There are so many layers going on that I thought the bold ink would be too much.  The only exception is the center piece which was stamped with Bermuda Bay (Stampin' Up).  All of the layers were put together with foam tape, easy peasy.  I finished off with a sentiment in gray (Provincial Gray from Fresh Ink) to go along with the soft colors of the card.  

Thanks for taking a peek!  And special thanks to all the wonderful folks who have left their well wishes in the past week!  You've been incredibly kind:)
{Aloha, jj}

Paper: Cover Smooth White 100 lb 188091 (International Paper), Bubble Gum Pink, Grandma's Lavender Patch, Sea Breeze, Razmataz Berry, Aqua Light (Mark's Finest Papers), Berry Sorbet (PTI)
Ink: Versamark, Bermuda Bay (Stampin' Up), Provincial Gray (Fresh Ink)
Stamps: Teardrop Flower (Impress), Lovely Layers (PTI)
Tools: Labels 24 (Spellbinders), Lovely Layers (PTI)

55 comments:

  1. This is SPECTACULAR JJ! I LOVE everything about it. CAS perfection!!!

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  2. This is just gorgeous. What a creative idea. I need to see what dies I have in my stash to go with those lovely layers stamps, because I didn't buy the PTI squares. I was so excited to get your comment this morning that you ordered the Piestra die. I know that you will blow me away with your clever and creative uses for it, and I will be pinning and casing away. Can't wait.

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  3. Wow wow wow, this card is just awesome. All of those lovely layers inside that fantastic frame. So inspiring.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! The addition of the negative die cut space is utter perfection! I'm so jealous that you already got your stamps and dies...I ordered on Monday morning and they're still not here :o(

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  5. This is, as usual, gorgeous. The colors, mega layers but still so gentle. I'm bummed that you are no longer in the running at Gallery Idol but for what it's worth you never cease to amaze me with your ideas. Hope you got some groovy prizes out of the deal anyway!

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  6. Totally gorgeous! Love the color combo and the ribbons. I was totally ooohing and aahing over this!

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  7. Wow. Love what you did with this set. So creative.

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  8. Wow, lovely card. Thanks for the tip on using Labels 24. It really does look like it was made to go with the Lovely Layers.

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  9. stunning, beautiful, awesome, wonderful!!!

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  10. Gorgeous!!
    The colors...
    the layout...
    and placing it in the Spellbinders die cut...
    genius perfection! :)
    You constantly amaze me with your creativity!

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  11. gorgeous. love the stamping and layers.

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  12. Stunning - so many details and yet still visually unified and easy to look at! Great card!

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  13. no way ... this is simply divine!! The layers are gorgeous! And how cool that you were able to integrate the spellbinders die. I ordered the PTI set, but unfortunately have been too busy to even open the box. It's killing me!

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  14. LOVE this! Great colors and super layers- can't wait to get mine in hand!

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  15. You make me want to get this set JJ - and I didn't even like it! Great card!

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  16. Wow JJ! When I first looked at this I did a double take - everything is so crisp and clean cut and stamped that it looked like a store bought letterpress embellishment. I KNEW you made this from scratch but it is soooo perfect! Maybe that's the tip off - all the store bought stuff is cut off kilter! Just amazing! Not an ink bubble to be found!

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  17. JJ, this card is amazing! I have just ordered Lovely Layers and now I can't wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for the little tutorial, I picked up a few tips that I will be using in the future!

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  18. I decided not to get this set, but now, seeing your card, I am so tempted to change my mind. Super FAB card, JJ! :)

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  19. The layering, including the die is spectacular! The Versamark is so effective here, and your color choice is wonderful!

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  20. The Versamark is totally perfect here - I think I should try using it as 'just' ink more often, instead of always embossing. It's gorgeous! And that new-to-me grey ink is awesome, kind of a sandy grey colour? Who would have thought (not me!) that I would NEED more than one colour of grey ink?

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  21. Gorgeous card, well done :) Viv xx

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  22. I passed over this set, but after your card, going to take another look. It's a winner to me!

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  23. okay, I was humming and hawing about getting that set, but after seeing this beauty, you've sold me on it! AND that you paired it with a spellbinders! Genius!

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  24. Simply stunning, JJ. So glad I just received that stamp set + dies. Now I just need to open them up and get creating. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Have I mentioned that I think you're a ROCK STAR? Yep, I do! Your choice of colors, layering, and the soft stamping are just amazing. Beautiful card, JJ!

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  26. Really beautiful. Thanks for sharing it!

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  27. JJ, this is just stunning! I have the Lovely Layers but because of you, I just went and ordered Spellbinders Labels 24! :) Mahalo for the inspiration. :)

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  28. JJ this is stunning ! Beautiful. You are amazing !

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  29. I just adore this, JJ! You truly are the Queen of diecut! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  30. This is so beautiful! Love the color scheme and all that fabulous layering =) Thanks for joining our YCU challenge!

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  31. I swear, every single card you make is amazing.

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  32. This is just gorgeous - love the colours and the design!

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  33. Gorgeous, JJ...as usual...you never cease to amaze me:)!! Thanks for adding your pink to the gallery this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

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  34. Hi JJ! I'm so tickled to see this card....it's just gorgeous! Absolutely stunning design and how genius of you to place the layers into the die cut! You are so talented! So glad I got to know you better through Gallery Idol!

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  35. and I thought the aperture was part of the Lovely layers dies!!! I just love your colourful stack and I agree how the versamark adds subtle interest. A truly mesmerising card :0)
    So glad you shared your creativity with us this week at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

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  36. JJ, this is stunning! I love the colours and the softness of the VersaMark ink and how the design is simple and intricate at the same time. Really really gorgeous!

    Hope you're having an awesome week!

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  37. Sooooo creative! Love this layered card.

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  38. Gosh! This is stunning, JJ! There are so many details I love in this card! You made another masterpiece!
    Thanks so much for playing with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays :D

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  39. So gorgeous, JJ. Lovely Layers is my new favorite from the June release. You certainly know how to show off a stamp set! How perfectly the spellbinder die complements the other.

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  40. Wow, JJ - you've taken those Lovely Layers to a whole new level when you paired the Spellbinders dies is absolute GENIUS!! The entire project just takes my breath away!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad you did!!

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  41. Congrats on your win at CASual Fridays!

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  42. Congrats on your win! This is gorgeous!

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  43. Congratulations on your well-deserved win!!

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  44. Jaw dropping gorgeousness! Congrats on your win at CF!

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  45. This card is absolutely STUNNING!!!Congrats on your win!

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