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!?!?
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!