Friday, April 6, 2012


It's time for Freestyle Fridays . . . HAPPY FRIDAY TO YOU!!!  With her pretty project last week and its splashes of "look at me" red, Julie issued a mission for me to use "several" of my favorite dies and create a landscape-oriented card.  I got busy right away and enjoyed going through my selection of dies, trying to make decisions on what to use.  I was having a lot of fun and was pleased with how this card was coming together--and so quickly.  As I was adhering the second butterfly, which would complete my card, I literally jumped in my chair as I remembered that my card was not supposed to be square.  Yikes-a-riffic!!  Staring at the completed card that strayed from the mission as set and described by Julie, it occurred to me to rip the card in half and adhere the pretty front to a landscape card.  Problem solved!  The torn edge that you see near the ribbon isn't just a pretty style--it literally was torn away from its other half.  I know I didn't have to divulge my little design secret, but there's an important lesson here . . . when you think you've screwed up, don't just toss your hard work.  Try to find another way to use it.  Stampin'  Up! products used to create my card include "Friendly Phrases" and "Bordering on Romance" stamp sets, markers (Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, and Lucky Limeade), rhinestone jewel, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Sizzix Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Square Lattice embossing folder, and card stock (Bashful Blue, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White).  Spellbinders dies featured on this card include Long Classic Scallop Rectangles, Lattice Borderabilities, and Fancy Tags.  Why don't you challenge yourself to create a project according to Julie's mission?  Thank you, Julie, for another great mission!
ETAI failed to mention that I used the Marker Layering technique to color the stamped floral image.  I first colored the flowers with Bashful Blue, added a little Marina Mist to each flower, and just a touch of Pacific Point.  I then used the Bashful Blue marker to blend the three colors.  I {heart} this technique!  Besides the fact that I can use Stampin' Up! markers which coordinate with my card stock and such, the end result is a beautiful image that looks as though someone spent a lot of time and effort to watercolor it.  Having worked with Copic markers in the past, I find this technique much easier and quicker than working and re-working the alcohol inks.  Granted, I'm not highly skilled with any markers . . . just saying.


Julie said...

Regina, another awesome mission accomplished! Thanks so much for the tip on coloring that's sure to be used over the next few days.

Patrice Herrera said...

Wow is all I can say you did good!!!That is one pretty card.
What Die is the fence from BTW?

Regina Andari - said...

Thank you, ladies! Patrice, the "fence" is one of the Lattice Borderabilities dies.