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Friday, 15 February 2013

February Scrapology Card Challenge - Clearly Yours!

Ha ha - welcome to the month of lurve and the February card challenge for Scrapology.  Those two don't necessarily go together - but I had to make a Valentine's card anyway, so I tied in the theme of using something transparent with the occasion on Feb 14th. 

I have been very drawn to the grey and yellow colour schemes of late - they always look fresh and sophisticated.  So I followed that theme and stayed away from the traditional red, and came up with this card.

 
 
I used some Papermania Shimmer A4 card in lemon which is not a bad weight, and using my Hearts Framelits, cut a heart shape aperture in the card and also a bigger heart out of waste acetate.  As a last step, I also adhered clear gems which are supposed to look like a "floating" heart - I ran some wet glue inside the heart shape, waited for it to go tacky, and then adhered the gems.  That way, they won't fall off, but you can still get some movement and adjust their placement should you need to.  I used most of the Jenni Bowlin Studio Rub-on Sheet - it was much smaller in size than my actual card which is 5.5 x 8 inches, but I split it apart and apportioned out the rub-ons accordingly.  I am always trying to use up bits and pieces, and had a white stray envelope in that size!
 
I don't much like organza ribbon, but in this case, I had a spare bit of lemon from somewhere and it stuck on fairly transparently with wet glue. Again, I believe that the secret of using wet glue is to smear it on, and wait for it to go tacky, so you don't get the staining of the ribbon. It wasn't my intention, but weirdly enough, most of my elements were of a transparent nature, so very fitting for the theme!
 

 
 
This is what the inside looks like.  I used the aperture and also cut a larger grey heart with the framelits, so that disguised the creasing and the indent made by the Big Shot.  I had been given some "baby" themed rub-ons by Royal and Langnickel from Tara, and thought it was appropriate here. If you can't get a bit mushy on Valentine's Day, when can you?
 
Supplies:
Jenni Bowlin Studio "Damask Background Silver" rub-on sheet
Papermania Shimmer A4 card - lemon
Acetate
Hearts Framelits
Martha Stewart punch
Silver heart charm
Lemon organza ribbon
London Fog Memento ink
PSX stamps - Celtic
Clear gems of various sizes
Royal & Langnickel "Baby" rub-on words
Big Shot
 
Why don't you take up Lynn's challenge to make a card using something transparent?  It is always lovely to see the entries and you might even win a prize! G'wan, g'wan . . you know you want to .... :)

5 comments:

  1. Very classy card Ali. Love the colours.

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  2. beautiful card, love the clear heart

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  3. Thats really REALLY lovely Ali, loving the colour combo, really classy and that little heart is so pretty x

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  4. Clever design, really lovely.
    x

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