Sunday, July 17, 2016

mix it up - take two

Back with another creation for the current Mix It Up at the CLASSroom over at Ellen Hutson. It's time to pair Essentials by Ellen and Neat and Tangled products. What a great match. Here's what I did.

I was inspired by the colors and layout of the Little Tangles inspiration photo.

And I'm sharing my card at Penny Black and More - Anything Goes with a Stamp.

Ready for this?... I needed a card with the following message: "Congratulations - heard you're moving up the corporate ladder." The recipient? A priest friend who is leaving his parish to take a position at the Archdiocese! Maybe I should mention he has a great sense of humor - I hope ;)

This is what I created.

Taped down my cardbase. Applied a light watercolor wash to imitate grass and sky. Used Neat and Tangled's On the Strip 2 to create the ladder. Then I masked the ladder and heat embossed some heavenly clouds using Essentials by Ellen Up the Happy. I watercolored inside the clouds with white but you can hardly see it.

I used the word die from Essentials by Ellen Zipper Panel, cut from glitter CS (heavenly) and red craft foam (thanks inspiration photo).  Didn't photograph the inside, but I wrote "heard you're moving up the" and used my Dymo labelmaker for "corporate ladder".

This card is in MI with me. Hope the priest gets as big a kick out of it as I did! Thanks for visiting today.


Sharli Schaitberger said...

It's perfect!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card!!!

Shelly said...

Your card is fabulous, Maria! I'm sure he'll love it! ;)
Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

Suchi said...

Great way to get inspired! Stunning card!
Suchi xx

Anita in France said...

Tee hee, Maria ... how fun and fabulous ... he's sure to love it ... anyone going from a parish to the archdiocese must have a sense of humour!! Hugs, Anita :)

Shirley said...

A great fun card Maria. Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny Black and More this month.


susiestacey said...

Great card.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More's July challenge and good luck x Susan x

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