KS Monday & Emilia's KS Crew Challenge

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday, everyone!
Today's KS Monday is also KS Crew Challenge and we are so excited to welcoming Emilia as a guest challenge hostess!!

Her challenge (KSCC#16) is to make your project with decorating corners. What a wonderful challenge, Emilia!! Please check KS Crew Challenge blog for the more information.

Here is my take on the challenge :)

I decided to use the vintage die to decorate the corners. This elegant corner die is my all-time favorite!! As you see, I attached the positives on the corners of the background and the part of negatives (that were usually tossed away) on the dark purple square mat. I also added the yellow rhinestones and pearls on the corners.
I used 3 Step Hibiscus set and 3 Step Butterflies set for the focal mat & the sentiment and Big & Bold Swashes set for the background and the border. A little Stickles were added on the flower and butterflies. I used contrasting color combo - purple & yellow...now when I look at the card, it reminds me LSU Tigers, lol. I'm sure my locals would love this card ;)

The sketch was used from Taylor's Sketch challenge 76 (TECC76).

The images were stamped with these steps:
(Hibiscus) 1st - pale plum (stamping off), 2nd - pale plum, 3rd - perfect plum, 4th - perfect plum, 5th - elegant eggplant

(butterflies) 1st - barely banana, 2nd - summer sun, 3rd - elegant eggplant

Don't forget to check what other Crews and Emilia are cooking today!
Angela * Connie * Dee * Emilia (Guest Hostess) * Julie * Lisa * Lori * Lynn * Maria

Remember, you can always use a promotion code "MAKIKO10KSS" to get 10 % discount of your entire purchase when you shop at KSS store!

Stamps: 3 Step Hibiscus, 3 Step Butterflies, Big & Bold Swashes (KSS)
Paper: vintage cream (PTI), perfect plum, pale plum, barely banana (SU)
Ink: (all SU) hibiscus - pale plum, perfect plum, elegant eggplant, butterflies - barely banana, summer sun, elegant eggplant, flourishes - perfect plum, barely banana, sentiment - elegant eggplant
Accessories: Stickles (Ranger), rhinestones, pearls (Michael's)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), CB Vintage die (Provo Crafts), oval punch, scallop oval punch (SU)

Thank you for stopping by today.


Torico said...


Silke Ledlow said...

Absolutely beautiful - Maki!!! Love this design!!! Hugs ~S~

Lynn McAuley said...

What a breath-taking beauty packed with sensational detailing everywhere you look!! Love the square framed circle with it's scroll and pearl corners. Great use of the swashes throughout! Gorgeous die cut corners on the card front layer, as well!! Amazing work, Makiko!! I love this stunning card!

Lynn Everett said...

As usual, this card is gorgeous. By the way, stop by Practical Scrappers.blogspot.com to see what we are doing. I was chosen as a member of the DT for the card making division.

Jenny said...

This colors are amazing! Love the little butterflies!

Darsana said...

This card is beautiful. I love how you used the negative impressions in such a positive way. You definitely have your corners covered!

Connie M. said...

This is just sooooo beautiful, Maki!! I love the yellows with the purple...such a fun color combo...great combo of different sets too!

Oh and congrats on the Flourishes Limelight spot! So well deserved!

Angela Knopf said...

Again with those fabulous purples. They're so rich and gorgeous. The butterflies look like they landed right on the card, such a beautiful job.

Denise Marzec said...

Totally gorgeous, Maki!!

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful Maki!! Love the colors and your use of the butterfly and Bold Swashes - so lovely!! :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Just Beautiful! Love your use of the Die Cut corners. The Bold Swashes go so well with the other KSS Images you used!

Dee Jackson said...

Gorgeous Girl!! I love the corners. Wow what a wonderful mix of sets you used!


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