Thursday, August 20, 2015

Lead Me...

Hello Journey Friends!  Today I'm sharing a card I created today that was inspired by some trading cards I made for a swap.  I incorporated a vellum overlay to make the stamped background soften up a bit and I think it made it more "fancy-schmancy".  I love that little bit of earthereal magic that vellum can inspire!  Don't you?  
I rubbed (WOO HOO!  Get your fingers dirty!) some FSJ Gold ink onto the sides and along the torn edge of the vellum to give it just the perfect hint of shimmer.  I also incorporated the gold into the Natural Journey Twine.  I love this gold.  It's not too shimmery and not too metallic, so it works well with softer cards like this one today.
Of course I had to layer elements to create a collage effect around my sentiment.  To me, it's kind-of- like a hug...Perfectly situated goodies always make me smile.  I added half of a chocolate candy wrapper (Wilton Chocolate wrappers come in a variety of metallic colors-GET SOME!)
Here's a closer peek at the flower that I fussy cut and popped up over an oops...YES...I did mess the sentiment up a bit so I cut the sentiment apart GASP, stamped the "me" below the first word, and popped a flower over the oops! Shhh don't tell.  I also added some Journey Glaze and a sprinkling of sparkle dust on top to give it some shimmer.  A perfect triad arrangement of pearls finished the card off!

FSJ Materials Used in this creation: 
Lead Me Stamp Set
Treat Label Die Set

Cocoa Powder Ink
Sweet Pear Ink
Lemon Grass Ink
Kiwi Slice Ink
Bubble Gum Ink
Journey Gold Ink

Orange Creamsicle Ink

Black Licorice
Pool Play Ink (hand rubbed with die attached)

Whip Cream Cardstock
Butter Cream Cardstock (sentiment panel)
Cocoa Powder Cardstock
Sweet Pear Cardstock (A2 card base with a top fold)

Embellishing Elements:
Journey Glaze
Journey Sparkle Dust
Natural Journey Twine
Gold Chocolate wrappers (Wilton)


  1. OMGoodness, this card is beautiful! Love the idea of using the candy wrapper in card making.

    1. Thanks Cindy! It's fun to use unexpected treasures. I've used them before in cards and I have amassed a lovely collection of pleated circles (unhmmmm Candy wrappers) in metallic pink, blue, red, gold and silver.


Thank you for taking the time to comment about my creations! I appreciate the feedback and LOVE. A stamp in the hand is a song in the heart. Kerry