Thursday, July 8, 2010

Special CAS: Just Around the Corner...

Here is a pretty clean and simple card made using Nina's new "Hugs and Prayers" flower, colored with Copics (Coral, Strong Red and Cardinal for the flower, my favorite red combo!), I used Gina's trick of having my image overlap the long rectangle Nestabilities, click here for the video on how to do that. Today's TIP: When getting a new set of Nestabilitlites dies, and you have the choice of Large or Small, start with Large! Although you will probably want to go back for the other size later for creating 1/8" mats for your other set (which I always do) I find I use the largest dies in the set more often than the smallest dies in each set, and the very smallest ones , sometimes not at all unless I'm making a tiny tag. It's nice to have larger scale dies for framing up larger images, IMHO! After sponging some yellow ink for a warm glow into the top and bottom corner using my die as a stencil, I then matted it onto Black Onyx and added some pop dots to the back.


The greeting is from Asela's new "Pretty as a Peacock", and the "You're Special" wraps around the corner of a peacock square. I thought that would be a fun way to add the greeting around this flower but you don't even need to omit the image part: just stamp on your card, then place your matted focal point (needs to have a right angle corner like a square or rectangle) to fully cover the peacock up. That's it, just add ribbon! This dandelion 5/8" gingham is one of my favorite new Pure Luxury ribbon wraps form Gina K, I hope you put at least one in your cart! It's just so cheerful and look so sharp with black white and a pop of red!


Thank you for visiting today, your readership and comments are very special to me! :)

15 comments:

msfreida said...

Oh Melanie, this is sooo stunning! Gorgeous design and I love how you sponged the yellow! WOW! :)

Shawna said...

Beautiful card ----- and I want to say YOU'RE SPECIAL. I, too, think one should buy the largest dies first; they definitely get more use!!!

MaxineD said...

Stunning card - it is really dramatic!!

Tina Gilliland said...

LOVE it!!! Awesome way to put the sentiment. Will definitely steal this one. *wink*

Hey... I'm looking for a new photo soon. *smile*

Jennie said...

Love the new look to your blog Mel and what a creative card you have here with these two sets! Never would have thought of that, but works perfectly :o)

wendyp said...

Melanie, this is GORGEOUS! very pretty!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous CAS card, Melanie! Love how you combined the sets! The colors you used just pop!

Vanessa said...

Beautiful, simple card. I like the new layout on your blog. Hope all is well.

Donna said...

LOVE it, Melanie. The color combination is beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Amy Johnson said...

This is such a pretty CAS card. Love how you did the sentiment, all the white space, and how the image overhangs the frame. Great job!

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful card Melanie - love your colors! Thank you for the wonderful ideas!

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Lovin' the new blog outfit!!!

Anita said...

Stunning card! What a cool tip!

Patti P. said...

Very beautiful card. Love this technique. It really highlights your image. Have a great week-end.

Susan said...

Just blogging around. I love to see the new creations all of you talented ladies make. I would love to be able to do it myself, but not sure I could manage it. Who knew circles could make something so beautiful. Thank you for letting me visit.
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