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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PTI March Blog Hop...

Hello friends!!  Here with my card for this month's PTI hop:  High Gloss.  I had originally thought I would give Glossy Accents another try, but ended up doing some tone-on-tone clear embossing and using enamel dots.
 
I have a love hate relationship with Glossy Accents.  I love the look, but hate trying to get the stuff out of the bottle and on to my project without making a mess.  And sometimes the problem comes in just trying to actually get it out of the bottle!  So I gave up on it, but this month's PTI hop got me thinking I would give it another try.  I bought a small bottle and so far the two times I used it there wasn't a problem.  Fingers crossed that when I finally try it on a project it works!  Anywhoo... back to my card, lol!  I used the PTI sets Lovely Layers and Distressed Stripes and a bright spring like color combo of yellow, pink and spring green.  The enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye. Decided to try skewing the panels and I quite like how it looks.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI & Stampin' Up!; Stamps:  PTI; Dies:  PTI; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black & VersaMark watermark ink; Embossing powder:  Ranger Ultrafine clear; Enamel Dots:  My Mind's Eye

32 comments:

Barb said...

Love this card, Rosie! Gorgeous colors and layers!

Betty said...

such a lovely card in those colors - like the skewed panels too even tho i'm more of a straight up and down person - and definitely with you on the glossy accents!

Martha said...

This is beautiful, Rosemary!
I always love the look of clear-embossing on solid cardstock. Beautifully done!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! Fabulous job with the challenge! I love all the angled layers!

artful-notions said...

Great looking background for your bold blooms! Beautiful!

Julia Aston said...

what a nice design on this Rosemary! love the glossy stripes and your pretty layered flower!

Veronica Z said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE this card! You inspired me to dust off my Lovely Layers stamp set again!

Marybeth said...

Rosemary what can I say! This is pure perfection, I love the glossy stripes and everything about this beautiful card!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card, Rosemary!!!

Steph Hilt said...

Hello Victoria, my fellow Washatonian! Beautiful card, great color combo. Love your story about your trials with Glossy Accents - so glad it worked out for you this time :) Great take on the challenge!

victoria h said...

pretty card- my big bottle clogged up but my small bottle works fine too!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the layers - especially the tone on tone stripes!

Kay said...

Beautiful- I love those embossed stripes and your color combo!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card Rosie, the enamel dots are a great accent!

Diane Jaquay said...

So many pretty layers, highlighted by that gorgeous flower, I just love this!

Lisa said...

So fresh and lovely Rosemary!!

Linda said...

Great card. Love the design. Lovely.

Valerie Nolan said...

Beautiful card Rosie, love the layout and spring colours. I have exactly the same problem with GA, it's ok the first couple of times and then it clogs and when I try to unblock it it oozes out in the wrong place!!
Val x

Shelly said...

Pretty card! The colors are lovely!

Barb Ghig said...

I love your distressed striped background and how you layered your beautiful elements, Rosemary! Such a pretty card!

I have the same issues with Glossy Accents...so glad I'm not alone! Even with the smaller bottle, I get bubbles and uneven coverage...sigh! But this beauty didn't need it anyway :-)

Tracy said...

such a pretty card - love the colors and how you put it all together

Meghan said...

Beautiful colours Rosemary! Your clear embossing is perfection itself! Glossy accents isn't my friend either right now.

Beth said...

Such a beautiful card, I love the bright, fresh colours :-)

Beth xx

sbreidenbach said...

Great colors and use of dies. I have them and you've inspired me to dig them out!

Cindy said...

Rosemary this is so pretty. I sure love the color combination...A LOT!
Looking forward to lunch on Friday:)

Robin K. said...

Loooove this color combo and how you layered the panels!

Nora N. said...

This is so pretty!! I love the fun stripes on the green paper, the pretty flower and your enamel dots. Stunning design!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

Nancy said...

You got the "glossy" just perfect! Gorgeous card is right!

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous tone on tone glossy-ness, Rosemary ... and such a pretty posy! Anita :)

Joyce said...

Fantastic card. And, congrats on being spotlighted in the PTI newsletter. That's how I found you.

Greta said...

I love that stamp set & may "need" the distressed stripes now! What a beauty you created! I know what you mean about Glossy Accents. I have trouble not ending up with bubbles even if I do get it out of the bottle!