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Retrosketches and Creative Friday and Welcome to 2 New Members

Good news - I have two more members on my blog - yeahh, its growing and that makes me happy! I want to welcome 

and 

I am glad you found my blog Ladies and decided to join! I picked a welcome photos for you:



It is a quilt by Ellen Anne Eddy, its called "Skinny Dipping". She is a quilt artist from Indiana. This beautiful quilt was exhibited recently in a small museum close to where I live. I took a lot of pictures there, but I choose this one, because it fits my card.....It almost looks like it inspired me to make the card (maybe unconsciously......), but I choose the picture after it was done....


So, that is my card - it was a painful process and took me a few days to arrive here - so atypical for me, usually I am quite fast....

So how did I do this one - I first stamped my favorite Ryn Tanaka  water droplet stamp with Staz-on on acetate. Then I ran the acetate through a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. Make sure the Staz-on is really dry before you do that, otherside it messes up you embossing folder (guess how I know that...?) I added Stickles to the indentations of the acetate (on the back side of it) and let it dry over night. By the way - the droplets are on the back too. I added some white accents onto the water drops. 


I used a tag die by Mama Elephant to die cut the acetate and the background paper. Embroidery floss is holding the tags together. I then stamped the sentiment on white card stock and ran it through my Big shot with the same embossing folder. And then I assembled the entire card. Not so difficult, huh! You wonder what took so long? Well, the entire card was a try and error thing until I felt it looks right. I think it was worth the effort, I just love to look at it - it sparkles nicely and still is CAS.

I am linking this card with

 Creative Friday - Glitter

Snippets Playground - use a snippet (tag paper, background strip and little orange ring thingy)

Comments

Desire Fourie said…
Thanks so much for the warm welcome here. Your card is a gorgeous take on the inspiration. Love the underwater scene.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}
Flo said…
Gute Güte, da hast du aber mächtig gearbeitet!!! Schöööön ist deine Karte geworden. Liebe Grüße
shirley-bee said…
Beautifully done, Cornelia!
Ryn Tanaka said…
Hey Cornelia, Wow! Love both the quilt and the card. You're right, it does look like you were inspired by it :) I'm happy to hear that your blog is growing! I have been thinking about a way to have people upload their images directly to my site or blog but haven't found a way to do that yet. I will definitely keep you posted. Thanks for thinking of me. It is quite a bit of work to process photos but I so enjoy seeing them that it is well worth it! I'll add your card to my next Customer Creation blog post and will add you to February's draw for free stamp. Many many thanks :) It's great to hear from you again! Hugs back from Canada!
Susanne Vargas said…
That card took my breath away! I have never seen that embossing folder and you used it so creatively! Embossing the acetate, the water droplet stamp, the glittered fish, how the embossed design continues on the card... I could go on and on raving about this card! It's just fantastic!
Kristie Goulet said…
I absolutely LOVE that water droplet stamp and how you have used it on your amazing card. I think I am going to have to order it soon. ♥
Kelly Griglione said…
Wow, what a process ... thanks for sharing it! I think all your efforts really paid off. The acetate tag is gorgeous!
Stempelomi said…
your card looks beautiful!
Thankas for joining us at creative friday!

Hugs,Beate
Kim Heggins said…
Cornelia...this is one amazing card! What a stunning tag you made, I love that fish.
Monika Reeck said…
The Watwer drop looks like a real one Cornelia love your Tag...the fish also wunderbar...wie geht es dir, hier bei uns alle wieder gruen und keine Schnee uberhaubt...ich freue mich riesig da ich nicht in der kalte schnee laufen muss...also this year soo wenig schnee in DEU ..LG
Di said…
Wow, this is really terrific Cornelia! You really made those water droplets take the tag to great heights!

Hugs, Di xx
Cornelia, that s a very pretty card with such a stunning concept!
Anita in France said…
Wow, Cornelia ... this is stunning ... fabulous embossing, gorgeous glitter and I love the water droplets! Anita :)
Cathy said…
Amazing card Cornelia and you've used so many techniques! The embossing folder is gorgeous and I love how you've embossed and coloured the tag, Cathy x
scrappymo! said…
This is stunning. It was so worth the effort you took!
Guten Morgen ;)
Die Karte ist der Wahnsinn, großartig! Diese Tropfen sind wunderschön und dann noch der absolut perfekt passende Folder!
GLG Elisabeth
Kanan Pandya said…
Wow, what a beautiful card, Cornelia. Love that tag and vibrant colors of it, I always like when you use that water droplet stamp, you always do great job with it. Love this one too. :-)

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