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Sunday, February 16, 2014

National RAK Day 2/17

1920 Flapper was provided by Mi Ran
Random Act of Kindness... 
Who knew there was a day celebrating it?  Such a good excuse to find someone who deserves a "Just Because"!

This is my inspiration card for the 613 Ave. Create Challenge this week for "Nat'l RAK Day"   I chose to use this fabulous 1920s Flapper image that so amuses me from the Art by Mi Ran collection.

To see the other Design Team's inspiration cards and the challenge details go HERE!

[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • White base card cut to A2 size with a left hand fold
  • Image was printed out twice, colored with Copics, fussy cut & sculpted and finally the head and part of her fur stole were layered using foam tape for elevation.
  • TOP TIP: Once you have fussy cut an image, use a marker in a grey, black or [my favorite] the darkest shade of the color used in each portion to color the white edges. This gives a very finished look to your image. 
  • A Deco corner punch was used on the focal image panel, the DP mat and the base card.
  • The design element on the right border was created with a Martha Punch, ribbon and half pearls to enhance the Art Deco theme.  Even though this eclectic art style did not flourish till the 1930s and 1940s - "the style is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation" per Wikipedia.  To me the Flapper is the epitome of this style.
  • The sentiment tag was added to the ribbon's bow.
  • The inside was created with left over design elements and another sentiment of "Just Because".
  • Strand of Pearls were enhanced with "White Opal" Liquid Pearls.
  • Diamond glaze used on the diamond on her head band and the little seeds were enhanced with foil & Duo Glue.

This card should be eligible for the following 
Clear It Out – Favorites/ Stash: ATG
Crafting from the Heart #6 – Anything Goes
Top Tip Tues – Girly with a TOP TIP
Crafty Ribbons – #76  Ribbon n Bows
Delicious Doodles #75 – Ribbon and Bling
Sweet Pea Stampers – Vintage [1920s]
Open Minded Crafting  - #4 – Monochrome WON
2 Sisters #172 – Embossing [dry embossed the image to sculpt it]
OSAAT #200 – Use a Digi
Quirky Crafts #4 – Layers – 3-D it!
Sentimental Sunday #194 – Pack a Punch [use a punch]

IMAGES:  The focal image is from Art by Mi Ran
The tag sentiment on the front is from Hero Arts; "Just Because" sentiment inside is by Hanko
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from Basic Grey.
EMBELLISHMENTS: A Martha punch was used on DP to create the element on the right - a ribbon and half pearls from stash were added; Diamond Glaze and Stampee Foil added with Duo Glue to the ornaments on her head piece. 
INKS: the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

Don't wait for retirement to do something that amuses you!  ~ginny


  1. wonderful image brilliant card Ginny x

  2. Beautiful! Love your decoupage. Love the line of pearls! Gorgeous creation!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  3. Brilliant design, Ginny! Love the way you did her string of pearls. :-D It's truly wonderful to have you playing in our "Monochrome" challenge this fortnight at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  4. Adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!! Joanna DT

  5. Adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
    Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!! Joanna DT

  6. What a beautiful card Ginny both inside and out, love the colours and your design...Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and hoping you join us again. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

  7. ohooo I've just spied this card somewhere and thought, 'I wonder if they'll come over and join in' and here you are! I love the £d head!! abd of course those pearls! Great Idea
    Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts this challenge!!
    ((Lyn)) DT

  8. Like the image & pearl embellishments. Like how you bejeweled her. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch200 Use A Digi.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  9. Beautiful card, Ginny! Love it! Nancy K.

  10. Beautiful card, Ginny! You just amaze me with your talent! hugs, Nancy K.

  11. Absolutely beautiful Ginny, not only a great card but a fantastic explanation on how you created your artwork :) :) :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge. Hugs Jane OAAAT DT xxxxx

  12. Very gorgeous and elegant card. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

  13. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers vintage challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  14. Great card thanks for sharing a tip! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  15. Wow! Great details. Love the pearls.

    Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Pea Stampers.


  16. Love the way you've done her necklace! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this week, Rebecca x x x

  17. I didn't know there was a national RAK day. Ha! I just learned something new. And I got some eye candy too. Your card is beautiful. Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  18. Lovely card. I love the flapper gl. Thanks for joining us over at Sentimental Sundays...
    DT Pam

  19. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week of “Ribbon and bling”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  20. What a pretty Art by Mi Ran card you have made. It fits the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight well of “Vintage”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  21. Wow this is gorgeous
    Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
    Hugs Katie x

  22. Hey Ginny, FAB card as usual. Great image and coloring!Love how you used the pearls for her necklace, how creative. Thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Amy A.,DT

  23. I love this card! I am not sure what I like best...the pearls or the sentiment. Both are just the best. Your punch finish on the inside is just so classy. and wow...what a color-er you are. great shading. Best of luck at OSAAT. Samara DT OSAAT

  24. This is soooo cute!!! love the shape of your card perfect for that style and the great border. The addition of the liquid pearl is just perfect!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in

  25. Love her! The corners are great with her. Looks like art deco style. As always You have outdone yourself. The coloring is perfect. How do you get the liquid pearls so even? Great card!

  26. Cute image beautifully colored. Love the bling. Thank you for sharing with us at CIO.


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