My new watercolor paints were opened and a pink & red panel painted, dies were cut and sentiments stamped & embossed, but it just refused to come together as a card. The abandoned project sat on my desk until today, when I decided to pull it apart and rescue a few of the elements.
I had moved onto CAS(E) this Sketch #91 thinking the sentiment would work well with this sketch.
I've cut curved edges before, but I don't think I've ever used this SSS Curved Edge die that did such a beautiful, clean job. The right cut was made first, then the die was nestled in the bottom of the first cut and the top edge moved over to the left. It cut exactly the way I wanted it to!
The watercolored panel was manipulated so that a clean portion was peeking through the cut and then the rescued sentiment and Maya Road butterfly were attached.
A trio of NBUS clear iridescent sequins finish the card off.
With the watercolor paints, Curved Edge die and sequins being NBUS, I am happy to link this up to Darnell's second NBUS challenge under Option 4 None of the Above :)
Even if you aren't interested in this challenge (but I'm having a hard time believing there isn't a little NBUS lurking in your craft area), if you don't already know Darnell, you owe it to yourself to check out her blog. And if you don't laugh at least once per blog post, we can't be friends.
Given that I used one of Simon Says Stamp's exclusive stamp sets, I am also linking this card to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where Simon Says Stamp It.
Thanks for stopping by,
Brilliant design Jacquie, I totally see a winner here! Gorgeous!ReplyDelete
This looks gorgeous...terrific die cutting!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! I have that die and haven't used it either! :)ReplyDelete
Oh, you are too much, Jacquie! Your sweet comments had me karacking up and I love you for your loyalty!! Thank you so much for your promotion and support and for joining in my second NBUS Challenge!ReplyDelete
Now. About your card. So pinning. You have got to figure out some other challenges for this, because it would win them ALL! The designers at CTS have prolly already flipped their lids when they saw it!! Wow! No, really, WOW! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell
OHG, this design is OVER THEEE TOP!!!! MAGNIFICENT, I have never seen such an eye catching design.....WOW..OH WOW...so IMPRESSED...geez...it is too late for me to be this excited!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Wow Jacquie, this is a fantastic card. What a fresh new design, i have that die and its sitting, doing nothing. I think there will be a slew of these cut cards out yhere soon. I really can't say enough good things! This definitely grabs my attention in tha gallery.ReplyDelete
Fabulous card and an amazing rescue. Such a dynamic card so eye catching so much so I pinned it. Oh and couldn't agree more about DarnellReplyDelete
LOVE this Jacquie! I am calling a winner for sure. Amazing design.ReplyDelete
Brilliant use of that die!!! Love that curve; so crisp and clean, and perfect for this challenge. Love how the pink pops out from behind it too! Your butterfly and the black "you" are just the ticket to make everything pop. Great card, Jacquie. BevReplyDelete
Well, wow! This is an absolutely brilliant combination of these two challenges. I've been thinking a lot about how to do the CTS one but this hadn't occured to me - it's fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Muse!ReplyDelete
Absolutely stunning...talk about an innovative 'rescue' and revival of what you initially thought to abandon. So beautiful, eye-catching and gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards Jacquie. Especially love the second with that curved slit and the soft vellum butterfly.ReplyDelete
Jacquie, I can just echo all the WOW's for this absolute stunner!!! What a fantastic rescue of the pieces!!! This is a definite winner!!! Love, love, LOVE it!!!ReplyDelete
Greetings from Africa!!
OMG - this is a real WOW card, Jacquie!!! LOVE it! Its a winner in my book!ReplyDelete
Great design...so nicely done...just so creative!ReplyDelete
WOW!! Stunning design!!! I love the colors you used your card that you didn't like to make this. Just beautiful!!ReplyDelete
I'm so voting for this card. It blew my mind when I saw it in the gallery at MUSE. Such a brilliant rescue - and for another challenge, too. I don't usually use this word but it is Awesome, Jacquie. Yes that's a capital A.ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful card. What a brilliant way to use the watercolour panel.ReplyDelete
WHAT A SAVE! What a fabulous graphic inspired card!! Well done - Thanks so much for playing in the Muse Challenge!ReplyDelete
Stunning! That is just....wow! I need that word die...sigh....ReplyDelete
Fell right off my chair! This is wicked good - it somehow reminds me of the theatre and drama and maybe even Moulin Rouge. So artsy!ReplyDelete
This is such an awesome take on both the challenges, Jacquie! That curve is so cool and I love the vellum!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous design!ReplyDelete
Woa!!! Love this! AmazingReplyDelete
yep... a winner... absolutely BRILLIANT design!ReplyDelete
Love the creative way you improved upon the asymmetric design of the Muse this week. Amazing interpretation ... splendid!ReplyDelete
This is fantastic!! Love the curve of your design, makes it very modern and clean. Its a winner in my book!!ReplyDelete
Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the sketch!ReplyDelete
Ditto to all of the above! I don't often play in these two challenges, but Rosemary gave you a shout out on her blog and I am so glad I clicked on the link she provided. This is absolute stunning - so fresh and so pretty!!!ReplyDelete
These are so pretty! I love that interesting cut! So cool! Thanks so much for playing along with the STAMPtember® Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!ReplyDelete
Got here by way of Rosemary's blog & wowzer was she right! This is just over the top wonderful, Jacquie!ReplyDelete
Knew it was a winner, Jacquie. Congratulations!ReplyDelete
What an awesomely unique take on the sketch! I LOVE IT!ReplyDelete
I love your dynamic take on the sketch!ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous! I love the dramatic cut and so glad you could your watercolor "trash."ReplyDelete
Creative and beautiful!! Your card is amazing!! Congrat on being a Favorite this week...well deserved:)!!ReplyDelete
I knew it! They DID flip their lids!! Congratulations, Jacquie on the WELL-DESERVED Favorites honor from CTS!! Hugs, DarnellReplyDelete
Fabulous! Well done you, Jo xReplyDelete
I am IN LOVE with this card. It's fresh , original, breathtakingly beautiful!ReplyDelete
I could have swore I commented on this beauty before . . .apparently I just gawked at it and was left speechless. This is serious crafty genius. I'm with you on Darnell too. She is absolutely hysterical!!ReplyDelete
I am so thrilled that Ardyth sent us over to see this card she's CASEing... my gosh it is breath-taking-ly gorgeous! Ditto Kelly ^ above...ReplyDelete