Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happy Wishes - Lawnscaping Challenge #43 (Texture)

I love to create texture on my cards, not only because texture can create dimensional look on the cards, but also texture can make your cards more interesting. When I saw the "texture" challenge from Lawnscaping Challenge, I know I am going to create a card for this challenge. Here is the challenge:

And here is the card I made:

I used the Lunar Lights set to create this card. The technique I applied on this card is to use the double sided tape burnishing it with Glitter Ritz Cool Highlight glitters (a transparent microfine glitter), then stamp the lanterns with black StazOn ink pad on the burnished glitters. After that, I used Copic markers to color the lanterns (the lanterns are super shiny after coloring), then cut out the lanterns and arranged them on the card.

Here is another look of the card:

I finished this card with the "happy wishes" text stamp and the colored pearl stickers (I used the white pearl stickers and colored with Copic markers to match the lanterns). 

Except the glittered lanterns and color pearls, the other texture item on this card is the white background paper. It's the acrylic paper with linen finish - purchased from Michaels when they were on sale (40% off).  Here is a closer look of the card to see the texture of the white background linen paper:

Cardstock: PTI (gold cardstock), Strathmore (acrylic paper - linen finish)
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Lunar Lights set)
Ink Pads: StazOn (black), Memento (black)
Others: Glitter Ritz Cool Highligh glitters, Be Creative tape sheet, Copic markers, pearl stickers, Sakura Gelly Roll pens

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  1. Holy smokes, I absolutely am in love with this card! The clean background really shows off those GORGEOUS sparkly lanterns. I love the look of this card and want to make one for myself. You also did an amazing job on coloring over the glitter! Captured some wonderful shading!

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Lawnscaping challenge!

  2. beautiful gradations!! and those glitters made the lantern lively. Thank you for playing with us at Lawnscaping

  3. Very pretty - that glitter is the PERFECT touch! Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog!

  4. this is such a w-o-w card! I love how the lanterns are colored & shaded, AND sparkly! amazing!