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9/24/2015

Faux Metallic Birthday

Good afternoon & Welcome! We're having a lovely cool morning here in Upstate SC and Mr has already gotten the yard mowed! Usually it would still be way too hot to be out doing that kind of thing. Perhaps Fall is truly on its way.

Today is allergy shot day, so without further ado, here's today's card:


- Jennifer McGuire's Faux Metallic technique with 3 DI colors... Think it was Bundled Sage, Scattered Straw and Rusty Hinge, but could have been Spiced Marmalade. This was done some time ago, & I didn't write down colors. (Bad me....just gave me a smart slap!) I just picked some colors, sponged on a scrap, and if my eye likes the look, that's the way I select colors.

- Embossed with S/B 3D Mbossibility Ocean Dreams folder, as I've not yet found any of the W R Memory Keepers Next Level EF. It did create a much nicer appearance than does just a normal EF.

- Simon Says Delicate Thistle die - from water color weight paper, colored with Zig w/color brushes. The piece is not so washed out looking as in this photo, but might have to give a check and see if the colors need to be intensified before it gets mailed. 

- Brusho snippets butterflies previously punched with the SU butterfly punch - left from another project.

- Simon Says die for the sentiment - more white snippets. This time remembered to only layer 2 layers, which looks much nicer than 3 layers at this weight. Colored each layer with Zig Brush markers. Sometimes just coloring the top layer allows the white to show at the edges, and you have to touch it up. Easier to just color all layers.

- Cardbase is a greeny-blue Bazzill, left from cutting an 8.5x11 for another card.

There are 2 new cards shared on the Cards by Friends tab, so do please enjoy these. Each is just beautiful. Thanks for joining me this evening. This post started out in the early afternoon, but I had to save it, and go do some errands. So back again to finish up & publish. We are getting a nice drizzly rain, and the temp is nice & cool. Lovely to have just now! Blessings & Hugs.

31 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous, Mary!! I love the gradient of colors!! The embossing looks fabulous!! The pretty butterflies are a perfect touch!! What a stunning card this is!! Have a great evening :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. So pretty Mary! Love that embossed perfectly graded background as a backdrop to the little Scottish Thistle Die - which I have not got (as yet!) Love it! The Happy and butterflies are just precious and the perfect elements to finish off your gorgeous card.

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  3. This is beautiful Mary, and I just love the blended color scheme! It looks gorgeous on that beautiful embossing too!
    Thanks for the amazing and pretty birthday card - that butterfly looked gorgeous, and my hubby had a resounding WOW when I pulled it from the envelope! Sending ((hugs))

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  4. Great variety of colour of DI, I do the same thing, but don't have those colours... Or don't think I do :)
    Am sure the birthday girl loved it very much, good to hear that Mister mowed the lawn too :)
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  5. great colour blending Mary ...it looks fabulous...loving your die cuts! xxx

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  6. WOW - great combination of colours in the inking - looks more like spiced marmalade to me :-). The die cuts are a fabulous finish to the card.
    Glad to hear your temperatures are dropping Mary - ours are starting to warm up nicely down here :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  7. Gorgeous card Mary the blue of your sentiment and butterflies really pop against this background. Hugs Veerle x

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  8. Such a wonderful colour combo Mary and the thistle die is fabulous. Mornings here are now chilly and dark :0( which means that the country lanes are a little busier for riding as we are leaving later than we have been used to over the summer months. Lets hope there's a dry winter to come xx

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  9. Lovely card Mary.

    Glad you have it cooler. Much better for doing jobs outside. Sue

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  10. This is very pretty Mary and I love the colour combination on the background and nice deep embossing too. The thistle is a beautiful die and the butterflies match in with the sentiment perfectly. Glad your weather has been a little cooler making it more pleasant for you. x

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  11. Beautiful and delightful display....love the colours.
    Enjoy your weekend.x
     {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

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  12. Love your blending and the colours, then the embossing showing the colours off. Lovely die cuts adding more interest, a lovely card Mary.

    Glad you weather is suiting you, we are having sun, thankfully and a really pleasant day.
    Have a great weekend.
    xx

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  13. Ooohhh!!! Such a wonderful background, Mary!!Love this faux metallic technique and the colours you choosed are fabulous toghether! I also forget always to write a note on the distress I used, I only sponge and choose to blended them as my feel says me...
    Love also the embossing and the beautiful butterflies that are a true catch eyes! Adorable card!

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  14. Hello Mary, what a fabulous card, I love the textures and the wonderful colours, have a super weekend, Kate x

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  15. Love your card Mary. I haven't seen this done before but really like the effect you got. Pretty flower and really neat background.

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  16. Gorgeous colours and fab background.

    Kath x

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  17. This is gorgeous Mary, such beautiful colours.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Pauline
    x

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  18. this is brilliant Mary - great texture - fab colours! Love it x

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  19. Beautiful colours on your embossed background Mary.
    lovely butterflies and thistle.
    Hugs Pam x

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  20. This is lovely Mary. Love those colours together. You are not alone in forgetting to write the names of the colours down!!
    Hugs
    xx

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  21. This technique makes such beautiful cards and you nailed it. I love the colors you used for this and the die cuts. Your brusho butterflies are just gorgeous. The sentiment says it all. The card makes me happy!

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  22. What a lovely colour shaded background you have created here Mary, a perfect backdrop for the pretty die cuts.
    Jean x

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  23. Stunning faux metallic background! And love that you didn't add too much to it so that it shows. I love heading over to your blog, always learning something new...

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  24. his is so beautiful Love the divided colors just lovely.......Lis

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  25. Pretty colors and I love this technique but have yet to try it! One of these days!

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  26. How lovely Mary, I adore the colours. you have made another beauty my friend!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  27. Oh my....this is just beautiful Mary. I love your faux metallic, simply stunning. You are so talented my dear friend!

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  28. This is so pretty and I have no idea how I missed it either! Love the colors you used and that technique.
    Lynn

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  29. This colour palette is fabulous, Mary ... brilliantly blended, lovely texture and such delightful, delicate die cut elements! Hugs, Anita :)

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  30. This is very pretty. I like the subtle colors with the bright pop. Plus the faux metallic look is too much fun.

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  31. Really pretty and love the embossed background
    Carol x

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