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Perfectly Wonderful Card Concept

Hi friends! It's the start of a new challenge over at The Card Concept today.  I couldn't wait to play with the colors as soon as I saw the inspiration pic.  I intended to have a mostly white card with a splash of orange, but by the time I finished my orange piece, I couldn't bear to cut it down, so it became the backdrop for the entire card.

I loved the black and white photos in the inspiration with the super wide white mats, so tried to reproduce that for my sentiment panel.  I modpodged a piece of black and white tissue paper to a white panel, then stamped the sentiment from Words of Wisdom  on vellum and laid over the top.  It has a nice little effect in real life, but of course for the photo shoot that vellum decided to fly up, so you can't see the tissue paper behind very much.

The background started as white cardstock, covered in heavy gesso.  Then I sprinkled on some orange Magical powders and spritzed until I was happy (well actually, a little giddy) with the results.  I finished off with some wide pink ribbon that reminded me of the blanket in the photo, a fun prima flower and a teeny library clip.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! For a little more inspiration, head on over to The Card Concept blog to see what amazingness the other designers have created with the inspiration.  We'd love to have you play along!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Words of Wisdom (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white, vellum
Ink: heavy gesso (Prima), Magicals powders (Lindy's Stamp Gang), archival black (Ranger)
Accessories: flower (Prima), ribbon and library clip (SU!), tissue paper (Tim Holtz), modpodge


Purple Princess said...

Amazing! I love the background!

Michele K. Henderson said...

The background is gorgeous - -my favorite part I think! It looks almost like marble. Love this whole look, Julee!
Crafty Hugs!

SewPaperPaint said...

This is beautiful Julee! Just beautiful!

Marlena M. said...

I adore that background Julee~I don't blame you for not wanting to cut it down! Lovely touch with the library clip and flower~

wienerhoneymooners said...

I ADORE the Verve sentiments!!!!!! And your style Julee! Thanks for popping by my blog!

Creating with Susan said...

I'm glad you didn't cut down that background piece Julee - it's beautiful!! The whole card is gorgeous!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

That orange background is gorgeous! Love all the wonderful textures!!

Karen Davis said...

I love the lucious cream flower Julee, a gorgeous card.

The Crafty Critter said...

I think I might be a little giddy about your background results, as well! It is beautiful and I adore the texture and color you created.