Saturday, January 16, 2016

new. beginnings.

I've a reminder card for you today for The Mixed Media Card Challenge. I've got a wedding card, but I skipped the optional sequins. I've got enough going on on my card without 'em ;)

This card was a result of me and my new Color Bursts trying to get to know each other. I dry embossed watercolor CS, poofed some blue and green CB onto it, spritzed it with water and panicked. But after some tipping, dabbing and patience, I was pretty happy with this cool BG panel. And after sopping up leftover color, got five tags outta the deal too!

Grungy stamped some hearts, die cut a heart from old tulle and added a nest of wispy gold thread. I heat embossed "celebrate" from Winnie and Walter Big and Bold Extras onto a snippet of black CS and die cut "love" from Amy Tangerine from black CS and white fun foam. Adhered them together and topped it with Glossy Accents.

Even adhered the "love" with dimensional adhesive. And cuz it's so yummy, here's another shot of that texture and shine!

I'm really pleased with this result. Just have to get a better relationship going with those poofy Color Bursts. Anyone know of good videos for me to watch?

I'm playing at:
Stamps and Stencils - Oh So Blue
Addicted to Stamps and More #176 - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Something old (tulle), Something new (Color Bursts)
Anything but Cute #9 - Bring in the New (Color Bursts)

Thanks for visiting.


  1. BEAUTIFUL! Love the colour from your colour bursts ... and love that cheesecloth. Great design, my friend! xx

  2. OH how pretty...I love using the color bursts and yours turned out beautifully! Thank you for joining us at The Sisterhood for our New/Old challenge!
    Diane TSH DT

  3. Gorgeous card Maria! I love how you've created your background and the added textures! Thanks for stopping by!
    Hugs, Tammy

  4. Very cool card, Maria. Those blues and greens on that embossed background are just fantastic! This is a great card for a modern bride and groom. Sorry I can't help you with any color bust videos; I haven't jumped on this trend (yet) but there must be some good ones on YouTube.... Have a great weekend. Bev

  5. This is just THE prettiest thing ever! I love love love that background. I say experiment away because if they turn out anything like this card, you're going to have a stack of gorgeousness!

  6. WOW, I LOVE this background. This blue is simply amazing!

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous, Maria. It's after 11 pm and you inspire me to go and create! Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

  8. Gorgeous!
    Thank you so much for joining our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  9. Such a lovely card! Loving the colours!
    Thank you so much for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Branka DTx

  10. You really did some lovely work with those colour bursts, the background is really beautiful!

    Thank you for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT xx

  11. OMG just beautiful Maria! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Something OLD, Something NEW’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  12. This is a mixed media celebration--wow so many funky techniques!

  13. This card and the color's are stunning...glad to see you at ATSM this week...Željka x

  14. Amazing your background!

  15. Wow, what a fabulous job with those colour bursts!! LOVE how your background turned out, and the contrast of that fabulous black sentiment just grabs the eye!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Bring in the New' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  16. Love the LOVE, and that great background. Loads of Colorburst inspiration on Ken Oliver's blog.

  17. Total coolness! Great background and treatment of the word!

  18. Love your card! Clean and simple design but yet filled with so many yummy details!

  19. How anyone could ever put this texture-y, dimensional, awesome card down I'll never know, Maria ... I'd be continually wanting to run my fingers over it! Gorgeous ... and a stunner! Sorry, can't help with the videos ... but see Shirley did! Hugs, Anita :)

  20. gorgeous texture and I love the colours! Thanks for joining us at stamps and stencils this month! Hugs rachel x

  21. Gorgeous card! Love the background and the dimensional letters are fabulous ! Thankyou for joining us at Stamps and Stencils . Toni x


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