Thursday, May 7, 2015

True Friend

Good morning! I'm here with two more cards for you.

My first one features Altenew's Hennah Elements again. I loved playing with this set.

I took the second thinnest line from Winnie & Walter's Scenery: Stripes and stamped it in a dark blue dye ink. I stamped it again in VersaMark in the spaces next to the lines and heat embossed those in gold.

I stamped the flowers from Hennah Elements and heat embossed it in gold. I colored in the center petals with Chipped Sapphire distress marker to match the solid blue lines. I die cut the leaves in metallic gold without stamping the coordinating stamp on it. The sentiment was stamped using the same navy blue ink. I arranged the flowers and leaves to the right corner and added droplets of Irresistible Pico Embellisher in Gold. 

I love those stems! What a great color combination, don't you think? I think that's the most white space I've had on a card soooo CAS-success? :-) 

And here's my other card:

I am trying to use my stamps as much as I can. It's so easy to just keep buying stamps, but it makes no sense to only use them once or twice. So I continued to use Hennah Elements and wanted to try an in-laid die-cutting technique that everyone keeps talking about. Yes, I'm pretty late to doing my 'homework.'

First, I used some micropore tape and taped down on two sides of size A2 white cardstock. I used Mama Elephant's Stargazer and Dark Storm pigment inks and blended the colors together. This wasn't really planned -- I ended up picking random colors. I removed the tape when I had the space between the tapes all colored. I used the thinnest line from the Winnie & Walter set and stamped in VersaMark four times under the coloring and heat embossed them in gold.

I rearranged stamps from Hennah Elements to create a hennah pattern on the left side and some dots on the right side. I stamped them in VersaMark and heat embossed in gold. I took the large 'hello' die from Halftone Hello Dies and die cut it from the piece. I die-cut the same hello from white cardstock and added it behind the colored 'hello' to allow it to show more. I glued it down with some Multi Medium Matte and added some Medallion Gold sequins in the upper right side. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven't already done so, please check out my cards from earlier this week: hello, The Ton, and Butterfly Reflections Ink. Have a great week!


  1. Gorgeous cards, Ruby!! Love the combination of blue and gold!!

  2. These cards are perfect, they came out flawless and gorgeous!

  3. These cards are perfect, they came out flawless and gorgeous!

  4. Both of these cards are absolutely gorgeous!! I can't get enough gold, it goes with so many color combos and always look so stunning!

  5. Hi, Ruby. Wow, you blew me away with these two cards! I love the blue and gold combo! It's gorgeous! I'm off to check your other posts. I'm sure it's just as amazing as these two!

  6. Beautiful! Love the blue and gold together, these are just so rich and elegant!

  7. Love these Altenew cards!! That gold pico embellisher really added a perfect touch to your first card! Love the gold and blues!!

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  9. Lovely cards Ruby. The blue hues look wonderful with gold. Love the sentiment die on the second one... those Henna blooms are fantastic.

  10. These are wonderful, Ruby! I love the rich elements of that second card and how you did half the inlay in solid and half in the stripe - talk about dimension!! And go you for leaving all that dreamy white space on your first card! They are both magnificent!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  11. I didn't have clue one what to do with that inspiration photo. Yours is so gorgeous!!


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