Monday, January 18, 2010

Always and Forever - FireCracker Designs

Good Morning Everyone,

Happy Monday! This is the third week of being a Guest Designer for FireCracker Designs - where this month I am truly loving playing with the beautiful stamp set: Parisian Romance - all of the images and sentiments are tres romantic! I love this fleur de lis stamp set which was so much fun to color in (I tried to give it a gradient look of darker on the bottom to lighter on the top) and also simply loved the font on this sentiment. Initially, I had a black ribbon for the card, but somehow it felt too much so I thought maybe a silver one might be better?
Here is a closer peek at the card - I loved giving the fleur de lis an extra shine with the crystal lacquer and then adding some bling with some rhinestones (one little tip is to add some TomBow to your rhinestones for a more assured stickiness :)

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Prism Cardstock and Bazzil bascis
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Brilliance silver
Accessories: copics, sakura glaze, liquid glaze, rhinestones from Kaiser, cuttlebug embossing folder, heart punch from MS, EK success punch and tombow adhesive

I really loved making this card - and can't wait to give it to DH for Valentine's Day! Maybe I should share my stamps with DH this year and ask for a homemade card too!!! If I do and if he does it - I will definitely post it on my blog!!! You can check out more of these wonderful stamps here and also check out Pamela's blog (the owner of Firecracker Designs). This month, Pamela is offering $2 off the purchase of this stamp set: A Parisian Romance with the coupon code "sankari " :)
Thank you so much Pamela!!!

Can you believe that we are more than halfway thru January? Is it me or is this month flying by?? Hope you are having a beautiful Monday!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)


Brandi said...

This is so gorgeous! :)

Dina said...

So beautiful!! I love the color combo! The layered hearts, sentiment, shiny Fleur DI Li bling are perfect! Great job!

FireCracker082 said...

another gorgeous piece!! Be sure and hop over to my blog and read the nice comments you are getting there too! lol
LOVE the blues you chose!

Jenn Embry said...

What a beautiful card!!! I think that color of blue is my favorite shade. I just love it with the black & white cardstocks. That silver ribbon really sets it off nicely.

Sonia said...

Lovely again! Blue's my favorite color so this thrills me all the more!