Thursday, May 21, 2009

Viva Las Vegas Baby!

Okay, who are the AI fans? OMG! What a fabulous results show, and I won't give away the winner (just in case you had to DVR it) BUT I was SOOOOO happy with the winner although I was surprised. That's all I'm sayin'...
If you were in the gallery on SCS last weekend (and even up till Tuesday) then you saw all the uploads for VSN. The theme this month was Viva LasVegas. I didn't play along over the weekend, but I got caught up with some chit chat on Monday in the Unity forum and a couple of my friends got me interested in playing along. I had time to crank out two challenges Tuesday morning. This first one was for Lee Murphy (if you know Lee, then you know she LOVES ALL things blingy!) she challenged us to use a full glittered panel on our card. I have mixed feelings about glitter, it's a love hate relationship. I love the look of it, BUT I hate working with it. I usually use it in small controlled amounts, but for this I went with a favorite way to use glitter-Iridescent Ice embossing powder. You stamp your image on a piece of cardstock and then ink up the whole piece with Versamark ink, cover with Iridescent Ice ep and then hit it with a heat gun. Here's my card-images are from the Unity May KOTM and papers are SU, Raspberry Tart.

Here's a detail shot. You can see here I paper pieced the dragonfly and the added some kaiser rhinestones to the antenne.

This second was for for Ashley's Lucky 7 challenge. The embellishments you used had to be used in increments of 7!

I kept this simple and used the Flowers From Neverland stamp by Unity, colored them in, and then finished them off with 7 black Kaiser Pearls. Do some shopping at Limelight. Mandy just got in some new October Afternoon paperpacks! And here are this week's specials:
All Prima is 25% off!
All open stock 12x12 Basic Grey patterned paper is 50% off!

Hugs, and enjoy your day! Lisa


  1. Wow Lisa! Love that glittery panel and the colors are so gorgeous! What a pretty pretty card!

    And the second one is so fun- I love the shape- kind of like a funhouse mirror. The sentiment and flowers are perfect!

  2. Lisa that glittery panel is amazing!! I love the colors on these cards they are fabulous!!

  3. Nice work! I love the colors and great technique on the top one, I always forget to use my II EP. Of course, I'm not a technique junkie either! Man, I don't think I could make a card with SEVEN embellishments, but you nailed it!

  4. Whoa, nelly, what a beautiful glittery card!! The colors are so springy and fab! Your 7 challenge card is fabulous too!! Great take on it!

  5. Wohoo way to go with the challenges!! I see you got your labels :) it looks great on your card!!


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