Thursday, September 4, 2008

I love layers!


Inspiration for this card came from an awesome Becca Feeken creation. I chose to make my circular frame a little different. I didn't know that Becca had uploaded a tutorial on how to make her frame. That's why mine ended up with five points and hers ended up with eight. We also used different size circles. For my frame, I used the second to the largest circle from the Large Nestabilities Circles set. On the back-side of my circle, I traced the fourth largest circle, and used that as a cutting-guide as I went around and punched out the hearts. Just like Becca, I used the heart corner punch by EK Success. I'll have to try Becca's tutorial, sometime. She makes it look so easy!
Before I started cutting up my frame, I heat embossed a "hearts and swirls" background stamp on my blue cardstock. I used Hero Arts circle stamps, using heat embossing on all of them, and lots of pop dots. I embossed the background with my cuttlebug folder. I love making cards with lots of layers and lots of texture. I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. I don't know what I'll use this card for, or who I'll send it to. It's a nice "all-occasion" card. I guess I'll be ready when that one special occasion presents itself.

17 comments:

LazyKay said...

Oh, that IS gorgeous!

xxxxxx

DymphieM said...

Wonderful! Thanks for the link :)

I just realized I mailed you this week at 'noreply-comment@blog­ger.com' *lol* Here is where I found the photofunia first:
http://thriftycollageartist.blogspot.com/2008/07/sunday-art-journal-page-i-am-famous.html
It's hilarious...

DymphieM said...

p.s. Ethel can you mail me please? i have something to ask :)

Kim H. said...

This is stunning! The layers, the colors, the texture! IT is GORGEOUS!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh this is magnificent! I subscribe to Becca's blog as well and just loved her tutorial!!

You must post this on the Hero Arts flicker site... and tag it with September (check on that)... They are going to pick 'artists for a day' on the Hero Arts blog!

Elisabeth said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and all the beautiful details!

vintage wil said...

wonderful !!!!!!

christie said...

What a beautiful card!! You do great with layers, it's a good thing you like them so much!!!!

Anne said...

Ethel, this card is GORGEOUS! So awesome! I love all the circles and textures. And I think the blue and cream color scheme with just a pop of lavendar makes it shine. Love all the layers too. It is one of my faves!

Also, thanks for your comments on my blog. I appreciate your thoughts and well-wishes, as we get ready for at least one hurricane in these parts!

Jennifer said...

Oh my! This is wonderful. I'm slow...I'm not sure I understand how you did it. May I come over to your house for a personal tutorial?

All I know is, this card is jaw-dropping gorgeous!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

This is absolutely breathtaking!! When the screen opened, my jaw dropped. I'm so glad I was able to inspire you, and my, my, my just look what you did!
{Big Hugs -- Becca}

Catherine said...

This is beautiful!

Godelieve said...

This is fantastic Ethel! So gorgeous!

Sandy said...

I love layers too and HOLY MOLY I love this card!!!

Thanh said...

You always make the best layers cards!

Anne said...

Congratulations for the honorable mention for this card over at Hero Arts!
(http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/2008/09/11/winners-of-holiday-challenge/)
Way to go! Wooo-hooo! :-)

Cazzy said...

That is so beautiful, my cards are so ugly now in comparison.