Monday, February 20, 2012

Make it Square

Hello everyone !     I'm participating today in another Outlines Monday Challenge.     This week's theme is "Make it Square".    You can find all the details and great DT samples here at Outline's Blog.   Basically the card just needs to be square.  

I decided to get out my square Outline stamps to create my square card !    I'm a little frustrated this evening trying to get a decent photo of this one.  The colours are a rich brown and beige but it's looking washed out here.   I tried 3x and then just gave up and went with the best one.

I used the following Outline Stamps:   K233 Inspiration Background and E158 Star Square 3 Lg.

I stamped the background three times and embossed with gold.  Twice on brown DP paper and once on beige DP.  The beige paper is from the Basic Grey Capella collection and the brown is from BoBunny, it's actually a wood grain but there is no way you can see that on this photo !      The large square was embossed with gold once on each colour as well.  

I cut out 8 beige squares and 8 inner brown from backgrounds and adhered it all together onto a brown background as the photo shows.  The corner & centre squares are popped up for dimension.    I added a little Mica colour Interference Gold to the centre square circle.  I also used a little smooch ink on the stars around the large centre square.    Liquid pearls, rhinestones, a star charm and gold ribbon were added for the final touches. 

I think this will work well for a masculine card. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day !


Jenny Gropp said...

Oh.... Shirley! I adore this one! It looks so very rich with the gold and grey tones, and the dangling gold star.... Beautiful job! Thrilled to have you play along with us!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is stunning Shirley, I love everything about it. The gold embossing against the brown looks so rich, and the beige makes it stand out. A very Moroccan feel to this one.

Hope you're having a great week.

Sue x

cparsons said...

I have a very similar stamp done several years ago by Magenta, but I have never done it up like this. It's gorgeous!!!

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Wow do I ever love this very funky card! It is very gorgeous and rich! I agree with the comment from Sue above, it has a Moroccan feel to it for sure! You are so right! :)
I love the colours and the many squares gives it a very neat and funky effect! I love the finishing touches too. Very nice!
Greetings from Marlene :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Totally gorgeous and elegant! Thanks for sharing with us at Outlines Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue Kment

Ellen Taylor said...

Decadently gorgeous! A fabulous, over the top stunning card! Wow Shirley you have out done yourself!! Thank you for making my day today! Amongst all the yucky mail I found some happy mail! love that card and that amazing background! Now I can say I have a Shirley original! :) have a fabulous weekend!

Ina G said...

This IS GORGEOUS. So beautifully made. Love everything on this FABULOUS CARD.Love your work.

SophiePScrap said...

What a beautiful card! I love it! It looks very rich!

Kecia said...

WOW! This is such a classy card with those rich colors. Totally gorgeous.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is beautiful! Love the gold adds such elegance. Thanks so much for playing!

SophiePScrap said...

Congrats on your wi! Even if it is random, you definitely had a winner there!