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Thursday, 16 March 2017

BE THE CHANGE

Hi, thanks for popping by...

I have to start by saying how I wish you could see this card in the 'flesh'!! We have had such a time trying to get the colouring right and this is the best of them all, lol!  Adjusting the contrast, and just about everything else, resulted in the image being either too dark or too light.  I plumped for the lighter one, which is the top card, then went back to the other images, did a few more clicks resulting in the second card.  What is your opinion?  It really is a pretty delicate shade... may be I should have kept this for the Saturday Give-Away Card and at least the recipient would see the true colours lol.

This is an 8" square card.  I stamped the sentiment, Change by Clarity,  using Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.  On another piece of white card I stamped the Rose Stamp by Clarity several times with Perfect Medium Clear Ink Pad.  I sprinkled WOW Opaque Embossing Powder over the image and heat set it.  I used Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to add colour to the edge of the card, then Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, and finally Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink to the centre.  I used a paper towel to buff the image. 

 On a separate piece of white card I stamped the Carnation by Clarity, sprinkled WOW Opaque Embossing Powder over the image and heat set it.  I placed a Spellbinders Die over this then using  the same inks as on the larger card coloured the image then die cutting and embossing it.  Mounting Foam was added to the back of this topper.  I glittered one small butterfly and then added two white flat back pearls to it, the other butterfly I coloured with Squeezed Lemonade, not forgetting to colour the underside too and added one flat back pearl. 

To complete the card I adhered a lace trim to one side of the larger image (I had this die cut in my stash) then adhered the smaller topper.  I added three 8mm white flat back pearls to the top right of the card.

As it is St Patrick's Day tomorrow I have a fun card to share with you

Thank you for visiting, I read all your comments and appreciate you taking the time to leave me a message and hope my designs have given a little inspiration.

June x