Friday, April 19, 2013

Live in the Moment, You are Amazing, Serenity


Charmaine Stack here again as guest designer for April. Thanks for all the lovely comments regarding my Mother’s Day cards. This time I have a couple of uncomplicated cards to share using the beautiful new stamps from Quietfire Design. The joy of these stamps is that they can easily take center stage and do all the “heavy lifting” in a card design.




First up, we have this card with an embossed navy front created with Spellbinders M-Bossabilities 3D Framed Labels 18. Using this type of embossing folder makes a card come together in a snap! I tapped Ranger’s Perfect Medium Stamp Pad across the raised cardstock and dusted Perfect Pearls Pewter powder (from the Aged Patina Kit) over top with a soft paintbrush. I cut out an aperture to strategically frame the“Live in the Moment” quote using a Spellbinders Labels 18 die. The quote was stamped with Versafine Deep Lagoon ink and clear embossed.




The Serenity Prayer is stamped on white cardstock using the Royal Satin Kaleidacolor Stamp Pad. I then cut it out with a Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Oval die. I mounted it on purple cardstock cut with the Spellbinders Floral Ovals die. Four red gemstones and a striped bow coordinate with the red cardstock card base. For photos showing how to do this small, neat bow, please visit this post on my blog.




And lastly, here is a card featuring “You are Amazing” from an earlier Quietfire stamp release. I stamped the sentiment in Brilliance Galaxy Gold on brown cardstock. The tree is created with a Dreamweaver Tree of Life stencil using Glossy Black Embossing Paste. After the paste had dried, I placed the stencil back over the tree and pounced Ranger’s Perfect Medium Stamp Pad over all and dusted on an assortment of Perfect Pearls from the Aged Patina Kit to colour the tree. I spritzed some gold shimmery mist across the panel. I rounded the top corners on a sage green base card, then did the same with the brown panel and drew around the edges and across the torn bottom with a gold leafing pen. Simple, but elegant – just like the sentiment! Thanks for visiting today and making my time as guest designer for April so enjoyable.

12 comments:

  1. Your cards are beautiful! Each one is unique and just stunning!

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  2. Beautiful cards Charmaine, really enjoyed your projects this month.

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  3. Thanks Charmaine, your first card has inspired me to dust off my Perfect Pearls and start using them again. Um and my embossing templates/paste too!

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  4. I 2nd the dusting off of the Perfect Pearls. The card is beautiful as are the other two. Well done
    Have a great day

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  5. Francie in MontrealApril 19, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    Oooh..Gorgeous cards each lovely in their own unique way. Very nice.

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  6. Beautiful cards Charmaine. Love all three.

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  7. All so gorgeous! The calligraphy stamps are fabulous!

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  8. Love the stunning colours against the embossing.

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  9. Love the textures! very pretty.

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  10. My fav is the tree stencil , and I love the gold sentiment.
    thanks Charmaine!

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  11. These are such beautiful cards Charmaine! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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