Saturday, 30 May 2015

Where Ideas Bloom DT

Hello, my friends!

I have a new card to share with you today!

Many of you know I recently met my friend Marilyn in person for the first time.
This is the card I made for her to celebrate the occasion.

I was inspired by these sweet little Wooden Eyeglasses from Where Ideas Bloom.
I also used the lovely little Pink Floral Sequins, that you'll be able to find in the shop very soon!

If you haven't yet checked out the Where Ideas Bloom Shop,please do!
It's all loaded up and open for business.
Also, the rest of the DT girls have been very busy creating beautiful projects to inspire you.
You'll find all of them at the Where Ideas Bloom Blog.
Please head over there and join the blog.
That way you won't miss any of the fun! :o)

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 I can honestly say that this is the trickiest and most time consuming card I have ever made.
It's actually an acrylic pocket card with multiple layers and dies.
The trick came in positioning everything "just so" to make it work!

The wooden frames were painted with silver metallic Smooch, and fastened to the acrylic with mini brads.
I then coloured the "lenses" of the glasses with my black Spectrum Noir marker. 
The acrylic was then adhered to the layered background with Score Tape on only three sides;
leaving the top open for the insert.
  I used several Cheery Lynn dies to frame the acrylic and hide the tape.
With that, the base was complete.

Moving on the the tag:
I used this fun image from Lacy Sunshine.
This image is made for Halloween but you know I don't do Halloween.
When I first saw it I thought it would be such fun to colour, and could be used for a get well card.
However, it also looks like someone who has had a lot of "work" done, right? ;o)
It was just perfect for this card!
So I coloured it and layered it up on this tag insert.

Finally, I made up my sentiment on the computer, printed it out, and added it to the back of the tag.
I included a personal message after the photo was taken.

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Where Ideas Bloom Shop: Wooden Eyeglasses, Pink Floral Sequins;
Image: Lacy Sunshine - Mimi Mummy,
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Cheery Lynn Dies: Lillith Doily Edger, 
Lace Corner Deco A, Sentiment Frame 1;
Punch: Fiskars Corner Punch;
Die: Your Next Stamp - Treat Bag Die Set;
Smooch - Silver Fox;
Acetate - From My Stash.

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Linking Up To:

(I did Die Cuts/Lacy Sunshine Image/Gems &/or Pearls)

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I hope you like my acrylic pocket card!
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful weekend! :o)


Heather Valentin said...

So Adorable! I love it. Thanks for using my image and turning it into a beauty. Heather xx

Juliz Design Post said...

What a super fun card with such a cute image and beautifully designed. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
Julie x

Diane said...

Such a fun interactive cute card. Sure to cheer up the receiver, especially after a surgery. So creative Nancy.

Henryka Kowacz said...

oh wow, now I see! definitely the best one! Henryka xxx

Sandy Hulsart said...

This is so cute, I love how the glasses stay on the acrylic when you remove the tag, so very clever. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

TLady said...

This is SOOOO SWEET Nancy!!!! Marilyn will LOOOOVE THIS!!! It DOES look like a person who had some "work" done! LOL (You're not telling secrets, are you?) LOL I LOOOVE the intricacy of the dies & that your card is an "interactive" card. They're THE MOST FUN!!!! ;) Thanks for visiting me & leaving me some love! I SOOO APPRECIATE your friendship! ;) (((HUGS!)))

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh I love this dear Nancy!
Have a beautiful week-end!!

Donna Hanley said...

Nancy, we can tell this was quite a bit of planning and execution to make this card, but oh so worth it. I love every aspect of it. Wonderful job. Enjoy your day.

Kreatives von Andrea said...

You were so busy in recent times and it is so wonderful works were created, for that I want to give you a big compliment with this Comment .... and thank you for your faithfulness and love comments on my blog. I was very happy that you still, I have made myself so rare, you wrote to me ... Thank you

So, now I have almost written a novel, but these words I am my faithful readers guilty.

Now, to your today work. Your card is so cool, what a fun image.....all looks quite wonderful, a great design

I wish you a nice Sunday Hugs from your Andrea

Dunja Dücker said...

Your creations is absolutly gorgeous my dear friend. I love the image and how it turns out :) you so well deserve the 'Where ideas bloom' Designteam. I love it.

Have a fabolous day.
Lots of big hugggles as always,
Love and Blessings, Dunja

Scrapbook Blessings Club said...

Very cute card, love all the detail and focal image. I especially love the sunglass embellishment.

Marianne Grimbly said...

What a sweet idea....just love the sentiment you came up with. I also thought it was great that you took a Halloween image and turned it in your favour to something that was more useful. Those dies you used are just gorgeous, not sure my lil 'ole Cuttlebug would do such a great job with such a detailed die. Great job Nancy!

Marilyn said...

Of course you already know I love this, it is still on my cupboard and a card I will treasure forever.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Love those glasses and what a gorgeous frame. This is a marvelous design. She must have been tickled pink. :)

Susan M said...

A really fun card Nancy ! Your friend must love it, how lovely that you both got to meet up ! Your edger die is beautiful and love the colours.

Lesli Giertuga said...

Too Sweet ! as usual!!

Lesli Giertuga said...

Too Sweet ! as usual!!

Embellishments said...

This is a fun card Nancy perfect for Marilyn and coming from you... both of you girls are hilarious! Card construction sounds tedious indeed ;-)

Penny said...

Such an imaginative creation, Nancy! Love the darling image and coloring! Fab palette, (love pink with blue!), and those die cuts are just gorgeous! You put together such a beautiful design--love it! :^)
Hugs, Penny

aussie aNNie said...

Haha what a fabulous creation Nancy....had to have a chuckle upon opening your{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Tracey Fehr said...

Oh this is so cute Nancy!

Bernadet said...

Hilarious and so suitable for this 1st meeting between Marily and you.!!

Tracy said...

LOL What a super fun way to use that image Nancy. You really put some clever work into this cutie. Hugs!

rachel said...

Oh, now that's pretty amazing!! I love love LOVE it, Nancy!!! So super cute and FUN!!