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2/11/2016

Chanelling Jennifer McGuire for Valentine's Day

Good afternoon...and {sorry} - back with another Valentine, and also added some cards to the Cards by Friends tab...so I hope you'll enjoy some pretty cards along with me. Aren't I so lucky to have such talented and generous blog buddies? Oh yes I AM!

Recently saw a video by Jennifer McGuire called Negative Space Coloring. I liked the techniques she demonstrated, plus also liked the dies and stamps she used, so you know what came next! Now, I needed something for DH for Valentine's Day, and I had a cutesy little Elly colored & die cut, but ---honestly --- it really wasn't "Him". So decided after my Simon Says Stamps order arrived pretty fast, tried out Jennifer's technique one evening. Remember that I didn't go back and review the video, just sort of winged it with what I could remember of what she did. Got a couple things I didn't do exactly right, but you know what? I still liked the final results! YAY for ME!

- MB Postage Square die die cut, Altenew Botanical Garden stamp inked with Versamark, heat embossed with Ranger Queen's Gold. Stamped again onto Eclipse masking tape, cut out, applied to the embossed image on the die.

- DI Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door & Scattered straw applied with the sponging tool. Jennifer says start in the middle (I forgot that!started at the bottom with Candied Apple, lots of coverage). Started blending the Spiced Marmalade as the next layer...and decided that the Barn Door would be too much red, so just continued with the Marmalade to the edge of the c/s. Oh yes, left the c/s inside the die so I could get the white edge. Then used some of the Scattered Straw at the very top edge and corners, to lighten up the Marmalade just a bit. Looking good, so burnished this with a paper towel. My only problem in doing this was that the tiny leaves at the bottom of the bloom mask wanted to lift, and I did manage to get some ink on one of the leaves.

After lots of burnishing, added some of the white pearl Perfect Pearls (remember the Faux Metal technique?)...burnished the pearls in very well, and did it ever add a nice shine.

- PTI Quick Stitch Sentiments for the Love script.

- a scant black mat, then adhered to a scant gold mirror mat. glued this to the embossed card front.

- XO embossing folder with a red pattern that was in the stack pulled to do V Day cards, thought the shade looked well with the Distress colors. The embossing looks sanded, but I didn't sand it...the paper effect did that.

- MB Heart Chain border die cut from a snippet of gold mirror paper. Trimmed off some of this border, stuck a heart in 2 corners, and Ta Da....it's done.

42 comments:

Kathleen said...

Oh Mary, totally gorgeous, I love it. Great image and fantastic colours, love the white image.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Great work!!! Thank you very much for sharing, there are a lot of interesting technique here! I have seen the video of the Jennifer for the negative stamp colouring, it's just cool, thanks for the link!
You made a fab card, so vibrant and striking, my friend!! Stunning background and wonderful rose, a perfect CASEing!
The Perfect Pearls have covered so well the little gap and love the shining hearts and the embossed background on the bottom, and this stitched sentiment so gorgous!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card great masking and love the graduated distressed background and heart border
carol x

Mrs A. said...

Oh my Mary this is good. This is really good. The colours are just lovely. I did see the video when jennifer first posted it and can't see that you've missed any details out. I love the word. Hugs Mrs A.

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! The background looks amazing!! I love the colors!! What a beautiful flower, too!! Stunning card my friend!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol L said...

THis is truly stunning and so so elegant, and you learned quite well from Jennifer's technique! I love the gold accents with that gorgeous sponged color, and the pierced sentiment knocked this one right outta the park! Beautiful!

Donna Ellis said...

Fantastic! Great artwork with that technique! XO

Liz said...

A really striking card, Mary. The colours are gorgeous. xx

jimlynn said...

I LOVE the final result!!!! This is sooooooo pretty Mary! Love the touches of gold on this too. A beautiful Valentine!
Lynn

scrappymo! said...

OH Mary...this is wonderful. I love that stitched Love script die...it is beautiful.
Your DH is going to love this beautiful card.

Maxine D said...

What a great card Mary - love the colours and how you have used them, and added the perfect pearls!! I am sure your DH will love this, it's absolutely stunning.
Blessings
Maxine

Loll said...

The white blooms just pops off that gorgeous, saturated background. Great card Mary --- Joe will be so impressed. xx

brenda said...

You really are on a roll this week Mary, more lovely work and absolutely love the warmth and vibrancy of the graduated colours that radiate from your card and work a treat with hints of gold.

B x

Sarah said...

What a fantastic effect Mary...you have nailed this one and I love the beautiful colours xx

Petra Swart said...

The beautiful white rose against the stunning bg is perfection, Mary!!! All the orange with the gold and white is wonderful!!! What a lovely card for hubby - he will love it as much as I do!!!! Really beautiful!!!
have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Gerrina said...

This is such a beautiful eyecatcher! Love the feding bright colours you used and that the flower is left open looks so great! Enjoy the weekend!

Brenda said...

This card is fabulous Momma Mary and perfect for hubby! I love the inking you did, that rose is just gorgeous and I love the embossing. But it is that "love" die that has stolen my heart. lol Very pretty indeed! Hugs, Brenda

Darnell J Knauss said...

You did an awe-mazing job channeling Jennifer here, Mary! This card is utterly gorgeous!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I saw that video too Mary . . . found it so inspiring I ordered a postage stamp die set and a Molotow masking pen! This is a great take on Jennifer's! Have a lovely weekend my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Fab card.

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Sue

Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely Yeah! for you, this is fabulous and great technique carried out beautifully. Your winging is very successful. He is going to love this.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such a rich vibrant card! Awesome colors and what a font way to do the greeting!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wowzers! This turned out amazing! I wanted to try this too but haven't got around to it yet. Fabulous job!

cuilliesocks said...

Oh Mary this is stunning what glorious colours and the floral image is gorgeous, I love it, Kate x

pam said...

Gorgeous colours on your background Mary, love the floral image and card layout.. Perfect!!!card.
Pam x

Donna said...

Jennifer would be so proud! Beautiful card. Love the colors you used. I tried that technique too but you colors came out much better than mine did. Wishing you a very Happy Valentine's Day. Hugs to you!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a fabulous card Mary, the postage cut out makes it very special together with the vibrant ombre background. Have a lovely weekend!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Pat said...

This is so so pretty Mary, and I took a look at some of Jennifer's videos including this one and you have certainly nailed it and the colours are beautiful. Your DH will really love it! x

Bonnie said...

What wonderful techniques, Mary! Joe is going to love this! Happy Valentine's Day!

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the colors

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mary this is so beautiful the image the sentiment and colours it all looks perfect
hugs
lorraine x

Donna said...

This is fabulous Mary, I saw the video and yours if even more stunning.

Birgit said...

This is so beautiful. I love the white rose with the colours in the background and the layout-great looking card

Anita in France said...

Wow, you channelled Jeniifer beautifully with this stunner, Mary ... it's gorgeous ... she would be proud! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda in IN said...

I haven't read Jennifer's blog yet but this card is just gorgeous. I think Hubby will like it for sure. Even if you did it different it came out amazing. Love the colors and those Perfect Pearls.

Stampsnob. said...

Mary this is gorgeous love those colors HAPPY VALENTINES Lis

Pippa said...

Lovely card and great technique, the orange background really shows off the white rose. x

Pia S said...

Love what you've created with your inks, creating this vibrant colored background which looks amazing, decorating it with timeless flower and sentiment. A card with a wow factor!

Team Clark said...

Mary, this is exquisite! Love the result of your clearly evident inspiration! What a wow card!

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card, you have done a wonderful job. Love the colour you used and that die cut that looks like a postage stamp, brilliant.

Kim Heggins said...

Mary...love the beautiful and elegant card you created. The colors are gorgeous and I love the stamp look too, just fabulous.

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors!
Xoxo Olga