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Saturday, 6 June 2009

Dusk till Dawn



New Challenge blogs seem to be popping up every day and there is more and more choice of challenges to take part in. If only someone could sell some more hours for the day so I can keep up with them all... :)



Stampin' for the Weekend is a new one, with my friend Vanja as one of the Design Team, having seen her lovely card and their great theme - From Dusk until Dawn - purple and yellow - I wanted to be sure to take part in this one. I went with a really nice sketch by Dawn from Inspirational Card sketches challenge #19 . I also included the Secret Crafter's challenge #35 for this week, which is bling, using some glitter, some gemstones and some Glossy Accents. Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #63 is to use punches and die cuts; I've managed to include this on the card too. Phew! I think four challenges in one card is my record, I'm always in awe of those who manage to fit umpteen challenges into one card, which takes some multi-tasking! OK that's the challenges, now on to the card :).

I have used all Elusive Images stamps for the card; the Graphicus Guild stamps this month include the bird and birdhouse, the brilliant "Best Wishes" stamp is from another, older, Guild stamp set. The papers are all from the papers included with the Guild membership. The birhouse is embossed with Adirondack Eggplant onto patterend paper, with a gem on top of it. The bird is stamped onto pale yellow Bazzill card and then again onto a pale yellow patterned paper, in Eggplant dye ink this time. I've used the birdhouse stamp around the edges for the leaf pattern. The bird is mounted onto the card using silicon glue and then painted with Glossy Accents, which seem to have turned the Eggplant a bit blue.

When I assembled the card I was going to use the thin piece of the sketch to the left for the sentiment, until I remembered the pearlescent card that I used a butterfly punch on a couple of days ago, the negative shapes were just too pretty to throw away so it went into the scrap box. I think it fits the sketch really well.

I stamped the "Best Wishes" onto the card when it was assembled, in Eggplant again, and added faux brads to the corners and gemstones below the butterflies. I've coated the brads in Glossy Accents and dropped some Prisma Glitter on them to give them a bit of bling. I also used a tip from a workshop I went to at MadeByYou last week for the ribbon: I used double sided tape wider than the ribbon, with a narrow sticky border each side of the ribbon and again, coated it in the glitter more some more bling. I think this is a great idea, may come in useful for any accidental sticky tape left showing :) .

Love the Dusk Until Dawn theme, great one to work with and it came together with the other themes quite well, I think.

36 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, i love the bird and the butterfly the sparky candy in the corners looks fantastic, thank you for joining us for our first challenge at SFTW good luck, hugs Pops x

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  2. Wow those stamps are gorgeous Anne, the birdhouse looks so luxurious. Such pretty papers and detail and great use of the sketch.
    Well done combining the 4 challenges.
    Thank you for joining us on our very first challenge at "Stampin for the Weekend" and we hope you join in with us on a weekly basis. Good luck!.
    Nicola -x-

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  3. Wow this is gorgeous and I know what you mean about keeping up with all the challenges but covering so many in one like this you must be on your way :)

    You were right to use those butterfly negative spaces like that they are perfect and I love the stamp combo and all the little extra touches you have added really make this card.
    Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X

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  4. Hello Anne

    Oh my, this is such a beautiful card, those graphicus stamps really are gorgeous and quite unusual too. The papers you have chosen are so pretty and all work lovely together. A fabulous layout too and well done for being able to make a card to fit all those challenges, how clever are you. Thank you so very much for taking part in our first challenge, we do hope to see you enter many more of our future challenges over at SFTW. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and good luck xx vicki xx

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  5. Wow Anne, you really spent a lot of time on this card and it shows, all the stamping and embossing you've done, all the pretty papers you've used, very impressive and very well laid out too.
    Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge. Good luck and we
    hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a great weekend.
    Donna xx

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  6. OMG I need these stamps! They are just gorgeous and I love how you've used them.
    Thanks for joining the first SFTW challenge, I hope you can join us again next week.
    Hugs
    Jen x

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  7. Good evening sistah!
    This is a beautiful card! I love the papers you have used and the cute images, the bird is simply gorgeous. Well done on combining the challenges, I think my record is five.

    Thank you so much for joining us in our first challenge at SFTW and good luck!
    We hope you'll play along with us in the next challenge, too. :)

    Have a lovely evening
    Vanja

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  8. beautiful card Anne, thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

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  9. What a gorgeous card, love the vintage feel to it and the beautiful stamps. Thanks for taking part in the first challenge at SFTW and the SCSC challenge!
    Clairexx

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  10. Gorgeous card. I love the bird and little bird house.Pretty papers too.

    Glenda

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  11. Wow 4 challenges in one card, that sure is a record, well done! amazing! love those graphicus stamps. Thanks for joining us at ICS this week, hope to see you again :)x

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  12. Such a pretty card! Wonderful job!

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  13. gorgeous card! good work on getting 4 challenges done! thanks for playing along at ICS!

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  14. great job

    thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  15. What a busy lady you are Anne. I could never keep up with all the challenges you do. This card is just beautiful. I love the little bird house and the colours you've chosen. They are so classy.

    Lisax

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  16. Lovely colours and a great take on the ICS sketch this week. Thanks for taking part.

    Rosie
    x

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  17. This is just stunning, love the stamps and also the colour combination.
    Thanks for joining us this week at ICS.
    Karen x

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  18. Anne your card is so elegant and pretty, you have used ICS #19 so beautifully!

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  19. This is a gorgeous card! You are totally right about all the challenges blogs popping up! I decided I have to pick and chose

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  20. Gorgeous card! love all the detail and the colors.

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  21. Love the images and colours you have used, great take on the sketch!

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  22. great use of multiple techniques! I love how you used the sketch from ICS!~

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  23. Beautiful! Love the vintage look this card has! Awesome images everywhere! One rockin' card Anne! Thanks for joining us at ICS this week! Hope to see you again next week! :)
    ♥Dawn♥

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  24. I love these images and all the embossing. Just beautiful. Thanks for playing along this week at ICS!

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  25. Hi Anne..
    Your card is beautiful..I love
    those stamps...
    `Thanks` for joining in with I-C-S
    this week :)
    Enjoy the rest of your week x

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  26. Hi Anne, what an amazing card! I'm so loving the bird and butterflies you have decorated with, gorgeous. And the stamping on the edges of the bird square is lovely :) Thanks for joining us at SFTW and hope to see you again :)

    Hugs Ida

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  27. wonderful card and love all the fun details you got going on!!! great job with the IC sketch!!!

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  28. Brilliant card. I love the embossing of the lamp post. the bird stamp is beautiful. Great use of all those challenges. WOW - amazing creation!!!

    thankyou for joining in with SFTW Challenge. Sorry for the late comment!

    Kim

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  29. How could I not like this - it's beautiful! Glad you're enjoying the bird stamps, they are beautiful aren't they!
    Glenda

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  30. I loved this card when you posted it in your Guild album and I still do. It's beautiful Anne.

    Lesley Xx

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  31. Gorgeous card Anne, loads of work in it's making.

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  32. Well I loved this card when I first saw it and still love it now.
    Thank you for putting in to join us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X

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  33. Looks awesome! I love the touches of sparkle!!

    Thanks again for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

    <3,
    Steph

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