Friday, 6 July 2012

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #27 Sunset

Welcome to my first post as an official design team member for Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges! I am so excited to get started!!

This week's challenge is being sponsored by Ginger Snap Scraps with a $5 Gift Certificate. They are a great site so be sure to stop in and have a look at what they offer!

The challenge theme this week was 'sunset' and this is what I came up with:

The process to make this card was fairly simple although it took a bit of time.  I started with a panel of Pink Paislee Mistables paper.  I haven't used it in a while and it was fun getting inky.  I blended various colours of chalk ink with a blending tool to get the sunset sky effect.  I added some Smooch Spritz to add a bit of shimmer.

For the sun I die cut a yellow circle, trimmed it down to the size I wanted, inked the edges with orange and a smidge of purple, and adhered it to the main panel. I used my Crop-a-dile to punch a few holes around the circle, and corresponding holes around the outside edges.  I threaded lengths of satin ribbon in a sunny yellow shade through the holes and adhered them on the back with Zots. 

For the card base I chose white and inked the front edges with orange and purple.  Once the main panel was adhered I added some gemstones and  adhered the sentiment with foam squares.  More gemstones were added as if they were sprinkled over the sentiment.

I kind of went to town with the gemstones on this card but I love how sparkly it is!  This would be a lovely card to receive on a rainy day, don't you think?  :)

Why don't you join in the fun with us?  You can add your project to the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post, or you can visit Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.  Either spot will add you to the same list!  Add your project by midnight eastern on Thursday July 12  to be entered into the draw for the Ginger Snap Scraps prize, but if you miss the deadline don't worry!  You can jump in at any time through the year!  You can even catch up with past challenges as they are all open until December 31, 2012. 

Visit Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges on Friday July 13 to find out who won the prize! The winners will be included in the next challenge post.  :)

I used the following supplies for this card:

Cardstock: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury 120# Pure White, Pink Paislee Mistables.

Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Wisteria, Warm Violet, Tangerine, Yellow Citrus, French Blue.  Smooch Spritz Pralines and Cream.

Embellishments:  American Crafts Premium Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Up! Basic Jewels Rhinestones.

Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, foam squares, Zots.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large, We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dile, sponge. Ranger blending tool.


AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

WOW Cathy saw this on PDE and was just blown away by your used of the ribbon. Just beautiful! New follower & TFS AJ~

Tonya said...

Amazing card! I love everything about it. The background is fabulous with the colors and sparkle and the ribbon is such a unique detail. Great job.

PDE DT Sister

Cathy Clouston said...

Thanks AJ!