August 25, 2011

Pearl Paper with flowers

I made this card last week for a challenge, I was still not feeling well so I did not get to post it till now.  It was made following a sketch.  Even though I wasn't feeling 100% it came out well.

The top paper with the flowers is very pretty and has a pearl sheen to it.  I bought a few sheets at Michaels a year or so ago and finally got around to using it.  As you may know I love Poppies, this one is rather simple, no coloring to do.

The bottom white is pearl cardstock also that I embossed using my Cuttlebug.  The card is 5 x 7 and we all know that the Cuttlebug folder do not cover a 7 inch long piece of paper even though it says it is 5 x 7, the folder is but not the embossing area.  Well I embossed it using the large dots folder and it did not cover it all, so I decided to emboss it again in two pieces using the regular Swiss Dots folder, well that kind of messed up so I ran it through the Cuttlebug underneath the folder (not inside) to try and press out the dots.   That compressed them some, so then I took my brayer and ran over it several times and finally decided to use it as it.  Well let me tell you if I was feeling well, I would have stopped and cut a new piece of paper after the first
try at embossing and start over, but because I just wanted to get it done I used it, and I think it looks interesting.  So I guess I learned that a lot of times you can turn "mistakes" into something very different and unusual.
Because of the way the sketch was I added some large eyelets and threaded the iridescence ribbon through the eyelets.
The two tags were cut using the Alphalicious cartridge and then stamped with the happy birthday.  Bot words were on one stamp so what I did while I was inking them was to cover one word (birthday) with a piece of paper, take the paper off and stamp it then repeat with the other word.

I would love to hear what you think of my card.
Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment. I love to read them, besides that way I knew you were here to take a peak.

Challenges for this card:
Make-it-Monday  Always anything goes   ends - 8/28


Audrey Frelx said...

Of course your card is beautiful!!! Everything you do is amazing!!! I have that paper but I haven't used it because it always looked "busy" to me, but you've used it perfectly! It just looks amazing on your card!

Hugs, my friend!

Rene said...

This is just elegant!
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Card Crazy said...

This is just gorgeous. I really love red white or red white black and CAS. Your ribbon tag with eyelets is creative and is the perfect touch on your card. So much talent here on MIM.
Sue S.

Cricut Couple said...

So Pretty! I love how you did the tags! Very clever!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great card! I’d love to get this!! I saw you on Make It Monday!
Karen C

mamapez5 said...

This is a lovely card. I'm glad you managed to use your 'mistake'. You're right; it made an interesting piece of card.The colours are lovely, and the ribbon with tags works so well. I saw you on Make it Monday. Kate x