Thursday, September 16, 2010

Card for Joan's Gardens #15 Weekly Challenge

Fall cards are beautiful with their deep rich colors.  It was so good to get to finally sit down and be creative on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon.  Making cards to me is like decorating a room.  The more patterns you add the better it looks.  Please note there are flowers, polka dots and stripes on this card.  The cream color Neenah paper was antiqued using Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distressed Ink.  Boy, that is great stuff!!!  And, by using his Inking Tool, the job is so easy.

 Distressed inks, colored pencils with Gamsol were used to color the leaves.  After those dried, Copper Perfect Pearls were applied over the top and spritzed using the Mini Mister and water.  I have forgotten about the Perfect Pearls until I took Tim's class and he uses it a lot.  So, I pulled them out of my drawer and loved the finish touch it gave to the leaves.  I don't have the Perfect Peals in my store yet, but if anyone wants them I will be glad to order some for you.  They come in lots of colors.

I wanted to add something hanging from a stick pen and I was thrilled to try out the
Art Glitter Clear Adhesive.  It says it will dry clear and by golly, it sure does.  I wanted the
beads to stay in place, so I applied a couple of drops of glue on the hangers on the beads and sure dried completely clear.  I can see lots of uses for this glue.

I wanted to show you a close up of the metal corners by Tim Holtz.  Aren't they beautiful and they just seemed to bring the card together when I added them. Even though you flatten them in the back, I added a  drop of the Art Glitter Glue to make sure they would stay on.

The addition of the dark blue pearls gave the card the pizzazz I was looking for when I finished the card.

I love this pleated ribbon by Making Memories.  A few stiches were tore out on each end so that it could be wrapped  underneath the card and it wouldn't be bulky.   
Joan's Gardens
Ribbon----------------Making Memories
Charms--------------Making Memories
Paper---------------  Graphic 45 Hallowe'en in Wonderland , Neenah
Stick Pen-----------Karen Foster
Adhesive------------Art Institute, Glue Glider
Metal Corners----Tim Holtz
Stamp---------------Heartfelt Creations


Colleen said...

What a beautiful card love all the patterns and extras.

Darlene said...

Just gorgeous Joan! You really enjoy those Holtz inks and create so beautifully with them! Awesome!

Janine said...

Hi Joan

Beautiful card!! BTW I got my order!! thanks


Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow this is so beautiful

Cathy Willett said...

What a pretty card. I love all the different colors and patterns. I wish I had the eye for colors/patterns like you do.

Art Glitter said...

YES! The more color the better! Glad you like the glue, now you need to try the glitter! Thanks for the mention, you can find a link on our FaceBook Fan Club

Jerri Jimenez said...

It's beautiful Joan, so many gorgeous elements added, a perfect Fall card!