Friday, June 13, 2014

Beautiful Backgrounds . . .

 Happy Friday Afternoon All!
Hubby & I just got back from a wonderful Chinese lunch at a new restaurant in town called Basil Asian Bistro!  Our appetizers and meals were delicious!  (no dinner here tonight! lol!)

Anyways ... before we left, I was able to create another fun card for the 'Make Your Own Background' at Classy Cards 'n Such from the fun Elizabeth Craft technique friend, Terri and I watched on YouTube yesterday.  If you'd like, you can see it HERE.

Here is my card . . .

and here are the 3 panels created by using one Elizabeth Craft purple Shimmer Sheetz panel (which was cut into 3 pieces) that I embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and Sparkle n Shine Glitter (for the sparkly ones) then Stazon Black on the original shimmer sheetz panel once we finished with the technique.

This was a really fun and pretty technique ... here are the panels that Terri ended up with using a panel of the same Shimmer Sheetz but a different embossing folder.  Aren't they pretty!!!

I'm anxious to give this a try on some of the other Shimmer Sheetz colors.  I really like how Terri's one panel with the white glitter turned out ... SO PRETTY IRL!!

Well it's back to work for me (not really work ... crafting fun! lol!)
But before I go I'd like to share my card with the following challenges:

Craft-Dee BowZ June Challenge - Anything Goes with homemade bow
 A Creative Romance - Anything Goes/Option: Happy Birthday
Art by Miran Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Sparkle n Shine (glitter)

Thanks so much for your visit!
Have a fabulous weekend!

Paper:  White cs, Medium Blue cs, Elizabeth Craft purple Shimmer Sheetz, Elizabeth Craft double sided adhesive sheet
Accessories:  Cuttlebug EFs, Stazon Black ink, Brayer, Sparkle n Shine Glitters, Spellbinder in'spire 'Silhouette' die #IN-010, Really Reasonable Silk Ribbon, Craft-Dee Bowz bow maker, the Artful Stamper sentiment stamp, Versafine Onyx ink, Twilight Stickles


Terri's Cards N' More said...

Love your cameo and the purple ribbon. Very pretty.

crafty-stamper said...

great card and beautiful background,love the silhouette image and gorgeous bow--and thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
Carol DT x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Wow! Gorgeous background...and that bow has me swooning! Ooh-la-la!

Misti said...

WOW!!! All of these are gorgeous background panels!!! I'm going to have to try that! Thanks for joining us for this week's Classy Cards 'n Such challenge!

Vicki robertson said...

Darlene, this card is stunning! Beautiful bow. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ June Challenge.

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our eighth ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Wendy L said...

A great card, lots of sparkle,thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this time. xxxx

Diane said...

Beautiful card Dar...aren't those techniques so much fun...I wish I could of been there with you have gotten covered in glitter,!! Thank you for joining our challenge at "Classy Cards 'n Such" and for your continual support!!

NGCARDS said...

This is a beautiful creation! Thanks for playing at Charisma! xxx

Vickie Y said...

Hi Dar! Just popping in to say hello! Your card is gorgeous! Love the technique you used. Hope you are doing well! Hugs dear friend! :)

Tracey M said...

Such a pretty and elegant card, Darlene!
Thanks for sharing with us at Art by Miran and good luck!