Thursday, June 14, 2018

SugarPea Designs Summer Release Day 4: Believe in your Dreams!

It's Day 4 of the SugarPea Designs Summer Release and I'm so excited to share what I have been up to! I don't think I can pick a favorite, but this card is up there! I had SO MUCH fun making it! The team is showcasing two new stamp sets and dies today, so make sure you head to the SugarPea Designs blog to see what they have created. These products are so versatile and you will see that in the way that each designer chose to showcase them.


For my card, I wanted something soft and dreamy (no pun intended)...well, maybe it was! LOL!  To begin, I blended some soft Distress Oxide inks onto a 41/4 by 5 1/2 inch piece of cardstock. Once that was done, I spritzed it with water and some Shimmer Spray. I set it aside to dry and got to work on the other elements I used in this design. I die cut the word "dreams" 4 times out of white cardstock using the new Dreams SugarCut. I glued it together and then smooshed it into my Versamark ink pad for full coverage. I covered it with gold embossing powder and heat set it until it was smooth and melted. I LOVE how it turned out.

The feathers are stamped and heat set using gold powder onto some vellum cardstock for durability. I die cute them using the Feathers SugarCut.  They are bundled together using foam squares and then tied with twine. I was inspired by the dream catcher image from the new Dare To Dream set and thought it would be fun to create my own using some of the other new products. I dry embossed the new Geometric Floral Coverplate onto a white circle that had been die cut using the Zig Zag Stitched Circles.  I told you I would be using the new coverplate alot! LOL!

I blended the circle using the same colors that I used on the background for a seamless look. I didn't actually know which direction this design was headed in when I started, but it was easy to recreate the blending onto the circle. I attached the bundled feathers using foam squares for some dimension.

I didn't use the Diagonal Striped Coverplate when it was released, but I have been using it quite a bit lately to make up for lost time! Ha Ha! I die cut it out of vellum cardstock and added it over the top of the blended panel. I noticed that it looks like grey paper in the photos, but it is much more ethereal looking in real life.

I attached the word dreams to the faux dream catcher as well as the gold embossed sentiment that says "believe in your" which is from the Dare to Dream stamp set. I love how nicely these all work together. The finishing touch is a few rhinestone gems here and there for some sparkle. I love how they look when they pick up the light from the colors used in the card! Thanks for fluttering by!

17 comments:

Debra Rumpza said...

Lovely! I think the feathers are perfect on the striped background!

harrahx2 said...

I love feather cards!

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful! I love the feathers, and the background is gorgeous.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous design and very elegant.

F. Andre said...

This is such a soft and delicate card and a fab design.

cma21317 said...

your card is AWESOME!!!!!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Love your stunning card!!! Beautiful colors!!!

Sue Smith said...

Oh my gosh !! Your card is absolutely stunning. I love your color choice and design. TFS

Cynthia Cole said...

Love all the gold embossing!

sharon g said...

The embossing in gold is a great treatment. NICE

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous card! I love your background!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the layering and colors!

Lady Joyful said...

Really lovely card!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a pretty card with the golden feathers and the gorgeous in the background!

Jennifer said...

Wow!!! Amazing -

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Oh my !! What an amazing card !! The background is beautiful !!
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Dana M said...

Oh, such a lovely card! The gold compliments your soft colors so beautifully.