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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Moxie Fab - Let's Do Classy and Elegant Challenge

Cath is hosting multiple challenges on the Moxie Fab blog.  They have to do with card styles and I created one for the classy and elegant challenge.  I am definitely going to try to create a card for each of the styles.

This card also applies to the Hero Arts challenge for this month for travel... This card reflects far off places that I probably won't ever visit. :)


I was playing around with my alcohol inks yesterday.  I was trying to create a card for the CCC (Deborah's very fun card exchange challenge) Of course I was easily side tracked and created this beautiful turquoise, blue, and green alcohol ink background that was really strong in colors. This was created by stamping the peacock background stamp from Hero Arts over the alcohol ink background using Versamark. Heat emboss with some Ranger Queen's Gold. I ended up with a beautiful gold surface and my peacock.

Then I decided to go the next step and heated up the embossing powder again and stamped with the Hero Arts Old French Writing (make sure to apply versamark to your stamp before stamping). Love how this turned out and I am definitely going to do it again. (Only this time I will work in alcohol inks that I have coordinating background papers/colors. :) Took me awhile to find the fabulous Webster's Pages paper to create my backdrop.

Thanks so much for stopping by...

Suzz

30 comments:

  1. Oh, my, Suze, this is elegant to the max! Beautiful with the gold embossing, and the Webster's Pages fit perfectly with the stamped images!

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  2. Beautiful gold effect - love the peacock image - adds to the elegance!! It's got style too!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous and elegant! Love the writing stamp over the peacock!

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  4. Wow! Suzz this is so amazingly stunning, truly gorgeous!

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  5. Stunning, love this effect Suzz!

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  6. Oh my word!! This is so stunning! What an amazing effect this has, Suzz! It turned out just gorgeous! It's sooo elegant! Thanks for explaining the technique you used! I'd love to give this a try! LOVE it!

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  7. WHAT can be more elegant and classy than THIS!? Wow! Absolutely stunning, Sue! Congrats on being featured in Hero ARts Twitter!

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  8. Wow, stunning work... love it.

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  9. I love how your creative mind works, Sue. This is such an amazing card, the gold peacock with the french writing embossed over it is so fabulous...genius! All the design details, the die cut shape, the punched borders, the gorgeous paper and the beautiful floral element all serve to enhance the beauty of this stunning creation. My hat is certainly off to you on this masterpiece!
    bless you sweet friend,
    nancy

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  10. Wow! This is just gorgeous, Sue! So elegant!!

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  11. This is such a stunning card Sue! Thanks for explaining your techniques - amazing results! Gorgeous colours and embellishing too!

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  12. This is amazing work , so beautiful

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  13. Oh Wow Suzz, there is absolutely nothing I can say about this card except it's STUNNING!!!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  14. WINNER!! I've found the most elegant card ever! I LOOOOOOOOOOVE it! You rocked this challenge--and I love how you found out about this technique--just trying things out:) I need to sit with you and take notes:) You could teach me soooooooo much! BEAUTIFUL:)

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  15. So incredible, Suzanne! I love the effect you achieved w/the alcohol inks and the gold embossing!

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  16. Stunning... and so elegant. What an awesome idea. I've not seen the peacock background used like this...

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  17. Stunningly amazing! I can`t say any
    more than that.
    Lynne xxx

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  18. wow! this is absolutely gorgeous, Sue!! LOVE IT!

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  19. Fabulous! So, heat up the embossing powder and stamp again? Wow. It looks soo good. Have to try it!

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  20. Classy and elegant certainly do describe your card. This is gorgeous in gold and I love that patterned paper.

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  21. Lovely Sue, wonderful choice of elegant emblellishments to compliment your image!

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  22. this card is gorgeous! I love your technique and can't wait to try it myself! Your card is perfection!

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  23. WOW!!! I can't stop staring at this beauty! This is perfect!

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  24. Wow!! That stamped label is stunning...my jaw totally dropped when I saw it! Great job with the Moxie Fab challenge!!

    ♥♥♥Lea

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  25. That gold embossing is PERFECT!!! Pure elegance!

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  26. classy & elegant for sure! The peackock in gold embossing is stunning!

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  27. Another stunning creating, this is just breathtaking! Fabulous job with the embossing!

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  28. Suzanne, I think this card is the most elegant I have seen! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  29. Hey Suzanne! Thanks for entering the Let's Do Classy & Elegant Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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