Friday, September 19, 2014

CTS93 + FFC40 + NBUS#2 + Fusion Shiny Pink

Our heat wave has finally broken, and one of the benefits is I have ventured upstairs into the office a bit more in the last couple of days. I was enchanted by the soft pink & cream palette in the Festive Fridays Challenge #40 and had been thinking about using a new Christmas stamp and die to make a couple of cards for Darnell's NBUS #2 challenge, so these challenges paired nicely together.



Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)


In addition, both cards are influenced by the shiny pink car in the Fusion Sept 11th challenge.



And this first card was based on the sketch for CAS(E) this Sketch #93.




For this clean & simple card, the wreath was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Ranger Holographic embossing powder before being die cut.




The sentiment was curved slightly to follow the line of the curved panel and heat embossed. The edges of the pink panel were also inked with the Versamark and embossed with the holographic embossing powder for a little extra shine.




A few shiny pink pearls were attached to the cream panel after the wreath was woven through the sentiment. I spent far too long deciding whether to add the pink pearl as a dot for the "i" and am still not sure if I like it.

This second card uses the same wreath stamp (Option 3 in the NBUS challenge to use the same Christmas stamp on two different cards).




A narrow panel provides a base for some embossed dots and the vellum onrnaments.




The sentiments and wreath are all from PTI's Rustic Wreath stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


20 comments:

  1. Although light aqua is still a close second, I've decided that I'm loving pink Christmas cards like crazy this year. These two are simply breathtaking, Jacquie!! I keep scrolling back and forth to eyeball the many sweet and exquisite details on both cards!! The sparkle is magnificent!! Thank you so much for playing in my second NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. wow, oh wow, suCH BEAUTIFL CARDS Jacqui!!! Just glistneing aonderland of lush -nuss - loveliness!!!

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  3. So glad you joined in on FUSION, and Festive Friday!!!!

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  4. Beautiful, beautiful cards, Jacquie!

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  5. Both of these cards are gorgeous, Jacquie, but I'm especially taken with the first one. That "slash" is serving you well. ;)

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  6. Gorgeous cards, Jacquie! There's that unusual "swoosh" design--it's becoming your trademark!

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  7. These are beautiful - I especially love the glittery wreath! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

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  8. Jacquie, your two cards are so elegant and just stunning!~I can't stop looking at them!
    I definitely do not like the traditional Christmas colors and find creating them with pastel colors is more beautiful. Thank you for sharing your ideas

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  9. Wow ... two fantastic cards ... love that ethereal wreath and how the sentiment looks like a shooting star ... so glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

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  10. I really love the texture and shapes on the first card, but I would have a hard time picking a real favorite - they're both beautiful.

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  11. Two lovely designs in pink Jacquie! What a beautiful wreath on both - love the swope of the sentiment on the first and the pretty ornaments on the second! thanks for joining us in the Fusion Challenge!

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  12. I'm dreaming of a pink Christmas, Jacquie! So pretty - and I happen to love the pearl dotting the i =] Michele

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  13. Oh, these are both so soft & pretty! Lovely!

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  14. These are so pretty, I love that vellum wreath with glitter on the edges :) Thank you for sharing with Fusion !

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  15. Gorgeous designs, lovely velum wreath and sparkly ornaments! Thanks for playing at Fusion!

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  16. Hope you don't mind but your first design inspired me so much that I've mentioned you on my blog along with a photo of your card and a link.

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  17. Gorgeous cards Jacquie, love the softness and those velum ornaments -so sparkly

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  18. Congratulations on your HM at Fusion. I knew your "slash" card was a winner.

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