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Friday, 2 July 2010

Cracker of a Charmed Turtle Seeing Stars

front of card

 close-up of image panel showing glitterred embossed
stars on background

close-up of left side showing glittered edge
of embossed number panel & charm
close-up of right side showing glittered edge
of embossed number panel & star brad

inside of card

(click on the images to see them in more detail, the card shape & shininess of various surfaces made this quite difficult to photograph)

If you  start off with a turtle, stars, some embossing & a shaped card, what is the result? I am still surprised myself by the dynamic in operation as I work for somewhere along the creative journey the metal brads & charm added themselves. I used ProMarkers throughout (colouring the image, the charm & large star brad) since I wanted to submit this for the Passion For ProMarkers Challenge.

Stamps High Hopes Turtle's Friend (image), Stampendous Firework Trio SSC674 (starbust background), Stampendous Cupcake Numbers SSC178 (numbers)
Inks etc.... Memento Tuxedo Black (image); VersaMark watermark stamp pad & Stampendous Detail Gold Embossing Powder (starburst background & numbers); Aged Mahogany Distress Ink & Brilliance Galaxy Gold for inking cardstock edges.
Colouring ProMarkers, Letraset Black Fine Line Drawing Pen, Inkssentials White Opaque Pen, Stickles Glitter Glue (Ice Stickles Gold Ice).
Cardstock White, burgundy & gold satin from "stash".
Punches/Templates Woodware (circles & scalloped circles). WS Tempting Templates Christmas Cracker.
The charm & large star brad & both sizes of star sequins were from "stash" whilst the small red brad is Dovecraft.

Challenges Entered
High Hopes #82 - Super Star
Allsorts Wk 58 - Embossing (heat embossed numbers & background of image panel)
Beary Sweet #5 - Emboss It! (heat embossed numbers & background of image panel)
Charisma Cardz #26 - Metal Mickey (metal charm & brads, both the sequins & the gold satin cardstock also contribute to the sense of metal)
Fussy & Fancy #14 - Christmas in July
Paperplay Wk 26 - Card for a child/teenager (in this case a teenager because of the small pieces of metal being a hazard for a young child)
Passion for ProMarkers Wk 58 - Theme: Think of a number (25 for 25th December)
Pile It On #25 - Fold It, Bake It, Do Something With It (I folded & cut it, punched & pierced it, coloured & glittered it, embossed & glued it)
The Craft Barn - Shaped Cards


Annie said...

what a stunner Paula! now that is one card I'm going to have to CASE!
hugs, annie x

Lorraine said...

wow this is stunning hun lovethe embossed glittery stars they look so luxurious xx

xxxtglxxx said...

aww this is very cute! :) the embossing looks fab (Im going to have to get my heat gun out now!) Really like this image, he's so cute. Love the cracker idea, the charm and again all the embossing! :) Really great and very inspirational xxhugsxx alison

Juanita said...

What a cute card, great shape, embellishments and coloring. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

Julie said...

It's a cracker of a card Paula - sorry, couldn't resist!!! Love the shape and the turtle is so cute!! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week! Juliexx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Paula, what a fab cracker shaped card. Love the cute turtle image and the embossing looks brilliant. Thanks for joining in with my "think of a number" challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Sue C said...

Great card Paula, love the cracker shape. Thanks for joining us at PfP.Sue C x

ML Design Works said...

I really love the embossing, Paula! And the shape is a really great idea! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge! Lisa

Kirsten said...

fabulous card love the image and the embossing look super...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

Debbie said...

What an absolutely unique design!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at F&F this week :)

Emma said...

Such a beautiful card, gorgeous image and details.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Paula I wanted to thank thank you 'in person' for leaving a lovely comment on my blog it does mean so much to me. I just had to come see your work and I am not disappointed this card is ACE I love the shape the embossing, charms and image I love it all.
Lorraine x

Debs said...

Well I would never have thought of a turtle and Christmas going together, but it does lol!!! Cracking card. Debs xx

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Such a fun card. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week, and good luck.
Hugs Anja

Michele said...

Such a cracking card Paula :0) Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Andrea M said...

So darn cute! Thanks so much for playing along with PIO!

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Hi Paula - this is such a cute card! I love the cracker and will definitely "borrow" the idea! Thanks for joining our Beary Sweet Challenge - good luck!

The Beary Scrap DT

TG said...

Great card Paula.
Thanks for joining us this week at PFP, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Paula,
This is fab. Cute image & love the embossed stars. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
Andie xx

debs said...

fabulous!!...thanks for joining us at PFP...Debs x

Jacki Randolph said...

Very stunning!!! Your embossing is beautiful, love the addition of the charms. Thanks for playing with Fussy & Fancy!

Deirdre said...

Great card. Lots of fab details, thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

Emma and Susan said...

This is gorgeous!! The image is FAB! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this week!!
Love Susan

Julie M said...

Oh that is cool, Paula - love the shape (must remember this for Christmas-time!!!).

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Jodi said...

How cute and so sweet!! What a wonderful idea for a card!!
Jodi =)

Lacey Stephens said...

Great card! I love the embossing. Thanks for playing along with the Stamp and Create Charm challenge! We have a new one this month...stitching/sewing! We hope you can play along again!

Jamie said...

What a creative fold for a card! I love the embossed background. Thanks for joining in our challenge!

Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT

Patricia said...

This is so cool love the card. Thanks so much for joining us at The Beary Scrap Good luck.

Elise said...

Oh this is sooo cute!!! I love the colors and the image is adorable! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Beary Scrap!!

big Hugs,

Chelsea said...

Aww, cute! Love the turtle. Thanks for joining the Fussy and Fancy girls on this challenge!

beadz said...

What a great project - love all of the details! Thanks for joining us at the Beary Scrap! Good luck.

JanJay said...

Aww so cute, just love the turtle!

Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious

Jan x

Mandy said...

Awww this is gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us for our "cute" challenge at Craftalicious
hugs Mandy xx