Saturday, September 8, 2012

Our Creative Corner Guest Designer!

Good morning everyone!  Today I'm excited to share the card that I made for a guest designer spot on Our Creative Corner.  The Challenge was to use the "kissing techinique" with a twist.  The twist is to use an X & O somewhere on your project.  I know and love the kissing technique and have used it a few times before. (If you've never tried this technique before, there is a link to a great tutorial on the OCC blog).  I did find it very challenging to incorporate an X & O.  I sort of did it on the Midnight Muse backround where I used my score tool to make the diamond or "X" patteren.  I added the white gel pen dots, which could be the "O".  Am I stretching it?  Maybe so, but I am pleased with the way the whole card came out! 
 I also used the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary 217 and the color combo from The Play Date Cafe 148.  PDCC148 asked us to combine Navy, Peach and Stone.  I love Navy color combos...they are always so striking to me. By the way, isn't the stormy beach picture on the PDCC inspiration collage just gorgeous!?!?
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Ok...back to the card.  There are just a few details I'd like to share with you.  Number one is my love/hate relationship with the gel pen.  I love the results that it gives, but I ALWAYS have trouble with the tip gooping up.  And then there are the times when the ink doesn't want to come out of the pen at all!  Ugh!  The little sentiment flag was added to cover up a big goopy mistake of white gel pen.....ugh again!  I was almost done putting all the white dots on when my pen started to give me trouble and got all gloppy.  Darn it!  I did not want to start all over and use another piece of Midnight Muse.  The solution?  Cover it up!  It turned out to be a happy mistake, because I love that little tag, but now you know why I love/hate my gel pen.  Also, I wanted to add more peach color into the card, so I used my Peach Parfait marker and colored some basic pearls.  It was so easy and the end result is lovely!  And, the last detail I want to share is the shimmer on the butterfly.  What card doesn't look better with a little sparkle?  The shimmer sprayed butterfly gives just a hint of it, but it's a detail that I didn't want to go unnoticed and sometimes it's hard to photograph.
Here's a list of all the supplies I used.....
Stamps: Bliss, Everything Eleanor, Sihlouette Sentiments
Paper: Crumb Cake, Vanilla, Midnight Muse, Peach Parfait
Ink: Sahara Sand, Midnight Muse, Peach Parfait
Accessories: Pearls, Vanilla hodgepodge hardware, shimmer mist, scallop ribbon punch, white gel pen, crumbcake taffeta ribbon, score tool
Thanks for taking a peek and have a great day!


  1. Wow!! This is beautiful!! Love the way you did the label! And the Peach pearls are a perfect addition!! So many great details! (and I know what you mean with the gel pen - ugh!) Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Great use of the colors - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  3. Hello Jenny
    Having goopy and gloppy on card adds character and texture; were you not aware? Ha. Thank you for sending us a beautiful card as our Gd on OCC. I love the addition of your sentiment Tag and how it sits off the edge, and your butterfly is beautiful.

  4. So pretty! Congrats on the guest designer spot. Thanks for coming out to play with us at The Cafe!

  5. Your background "X" is gorgeous. Love the addition of the pearls! Thanks for being part of our group this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  6. Lovely! What an elegant card - I love how you used this week's colors. So glad that you could join us for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge!

  7. This card is just beautiful! From the color choice to all of the different elements! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ Create with Connie & Mary!

  8. Jenny, can I just WOW! I am so impressed with your card for our challenge at OCC. Your GD card is sensational and I can truly appreciate your X and O design. I too struggle with 'gloopy' pens and what you've done to correct it, looks sensational. A truly beautiful card and I'm so happy you enjoyed the kissing technique challenge.
    hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

  9. I've the same problem with my gel pen (not the gooping, but the drying up). I assumed that I got a bad one because I've got a few now and they seem to be working fine (I hope I didn't just jinx myself)! I love the clever way you incorporated the X and O onto your beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Create With Connie and Mary!

  10. Very that label in Everything Eleanor! Great color combo, too! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  11. I love how you covered up your mistake, I never would have known! That little tag is too cute. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  12. I love how you used the image over the top of the label from Everything Eleanor. Pretty color combo. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  13. Hi, Jenny, this is such a fabulous card with beautiful color scheme and great take on the kissing technique. Thank you so much for being our guest designer this week at Our Creative Corner.... :)

  14. Love how you paired up the two stamps and the beautiful background you created. Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  15. Love these colors and that fun stamp in the center of your die-cut. Excellent! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Create With Connie and Mary. I look forward to seeing your work at our next challenge!

  16. This is so beautifully designed. Loving your creative style. Wishing you a fab Thursday.
    PS: Hope you will play along with our BLOG HOP over at DigiStamps4Joy.
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