Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Out Of The Box, Into The Lagoon

Hello everyone,

Today's card is so out of my comfort zone that I'm still wondering if it is worth posting. It may be one of those cards that was nicer in my mind that in reality. Last Thursday, Simon Says Challenge offered up a really interesting photo for inspiration and while I loved the colours, I couldn't figure out a card that really jazzed me. Monday, however, the Cupcake Craft challenge was to use acetate and that got me thinking of possibilities. It didn't hurt that Monday's Practical Scrappers challenge was to use embossing, a favourite technique.

The inspirational photo.

The card base is from Recollections. The blue paper is BasicGrey Marrakesh, textured with Sizzix Retro Squares and highlighted with Vanilla Smooch Spritz. There is also scraps of acetate, vellum and a textured/flocked piece of white paper of unknown origin. The sentiment is Stampin' Up Wonderful Words which were heat embossed with Close To My Heart Silver Pearl. The embellishments are Peggy's Pretties.

I was trying to evoke a sense of the ice cubes, all rounded squares, shiny and cold. This really is rather abstract and certainly not something I'd normally try. It's not a bad card but in the final analysis, I'm really not sure about it and I'm not confident putting it in the sale pile.

I hope you 'enjoy' this card and come back to SPI again soon.



  1. Cool, love that you got out of your comfort zone! I can see where you got the inspiration too, always love that.

  2. I LOVE the card. You really did a great job interpreting the inspiration photo. Thanks so much for joining us at Practical Scrappers this week.

  3. Hi Gisele, what a brilliant card. I love the way the photo has inspired you and the embossed squares are fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us at cupcake craft challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  4. Such a refresing card on such a HOT day!!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Practical Scrappers!
    Kim xXx