Friday, February 19, 2021

To a Special Friend - ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #432

Change to Original Submission:  After looking at my card against the inspiration photo, I realized that I wanted a more glassy look like Chihuly's glass art... so I decided to clear emboss the background with clear glass.  I did the inside edge to see if it would look more like glass, and then proceeded with the front.  Of course this would have been a lot easier before mounting the wobble spring images.  And then added glitter pen to the images... now am I happier with the result... well if I'm not happy with it... it's too late now.     

This photo shows more of the shine because the light directly on the card; but it shows the texture and the look of glass.  

If you have not seen a Chihuly glass art display this photo is his glass art.  My first thought was to print the Inspiration Board and increase the size for a background for my card; however was concerned whether that would be breach of copywrite.   

However, my neighbor had a stamp set which she hadn't used yet and she happened to have it in front of her during our Zoom.  When I saw it, it didn't take me long to see the vision of my Chihuly-like background and didn't take me long to take possession of it... along with a variety of colors of her distress oxide inks that I didn't have. 

You know how much I love layers... well, my colors were a bunch of layers of different colors and combinations of the spiffy spots, quite time-consuming but fun.  Now it didn't look quite like Chihuly's glass art; but it was my scrap art and loved the result.  

Background done, now what... as I was going through my more recent CTMH stamps I came across the puppy and kitten with their back to me... perfect.  Stamped two each of the puppy and kitten; colored and texturized each in full and only the tail on the other.  Used the technique for the furry look on both puppy and kitten, then used thin die to cut one set and fussy-cut the tails only on the other set.  Tails were adhered to puppy and kitten with 3D thin foam tape a little bit off to make an attempt to make it look like they were wagging their tail in the excitement.  And for more excitement I attached them to a wobble spring.  

The sentiment on the bottom was initially inked onto the background; but it wasn't readable because it smudged when the card moved in my Misti.  So, I just stamped some more spiffy spots in CTMH colors, stamped on the sentiment, layered with black cardstock and adhered with 3D thin foam tape.  The upper sentiment was stamped directly onto the backgroud.    

Also submitted to the following challenges
Dies R U "Anything Goes #163" (Must use at least one metal die) 
2CraftyCritterCrazies "Critters" (February Challenge) 

Products Used:  
Design Paper 
     My Personalized Stamped Design Background 
     White Daisy and Black 
Stamp Sets 
     Lil' Inker "Spiffy Spots" 
     CTMH D1862 Rainbow Bridge (Puppy and Kitten) 
     CTMH D1408 True Friends (Sentiment) 
     CTMH Rainbow Bridge Thin Cuts 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     Distress Oxide Inks (Variety of Colors Used for Background)
     Copic Sketch Brush - alcohol-based  
        Puppy:  W0, W1, W3 
        Kitten:  E31, E33, E35   
     Unknown - Wobble piece 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Versa-mark and Clear Embossing 


Bunny said...

Cute card and the background is lovely. [Bunny]

MortiCraft said...

You have captured the patterned glass perfectly with your background! What a stroke of luck that your neighbour had that stamp set. X

Debi said...

Your background stamp is perfection! Looks like the puppy & kitty are watching fireworks.

Michelle said...

You created the perfect background to mimic the photo! I agree it looks like the pup and cat are watching fireworks. Great job!

Marie Bingaman said...

I totally love the background you created! It definitely looks like the inspiration photo to me! The doggie and kitty are too cute together, and of course are perfect for the 2CCC challenge! Thanks for sharing your awesome card with us! :)

~Marie B -DT

Cat Nowak said...

Your background is perfect for this challenge. Love your card!.

Shawna said...

Your background is so well for this challenge! The textured circles look reminiscent of the inspiration photo... The colors too, are so well done! Plus, who doesn't love these adorable pets... Seriously nice card... Great job Teamie!

Susan Renshaw said...

Wonderful background!
Fabulous make for Color Dare!
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Vicky Hayes said...

That background is stunning Suzanne and the idea of clear embossing it was brilliant. I love the cute pup and kitten friends too. Vicky x

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