Thursday, 21 June 2012

Something Shiny

So many great challenges this week I didn't know which one to choose, so I've had a go at combining three.  Unfortunately I wasn't quite quick enough to get it entered into the CASual Fridays one before the deadline.  (Doh - will be better organised next time!)  The two I'm in time for are:
The Shabby Tea Room - Week 119 Diamonds are a girls best friend ( white and silver with pearls / crystals)
Less Is More - Something Shiny

I used a white card blank and heat embossed (in silver) some flowers (from Stampin' Up Growing Green) in a kind of circle shape.  I stuck some shiny diamond gems in the centres of these.
Around the edge of that I used another Stampin Up flower stamp (from the Polka Dot Punches set) which I stamped in silver ink.
I placed a piece of acetate over the top with another Stampin' Up flower (this time from the Printed Petals set) for which I used some white pigment ink.  The acetate is stuck on with some 3D sticky pads to raise it off the card.  I rather like the shadow that the large white flower casts behind it - although it's a bit tricky to see in this photo!
Finally the sentiment was stamped in silver and I've placed some sheer/shiny white ribbon down the side to help disguise my sticky spots.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Less Is More

It now seems that I can't make a card without checking out all the fabulous card challenge websites for ideas and inspiration.  This time it was the Less is More team that got my creative juices flowing with their Use a Flourish challenge.

I used lots of Stampin' Up supplies for this one, including the French Filigree and Seeing Spots stamps and the Curly Cute set for the beginning and end of the sentiment.  I added a few hand-drawn swirls and dots to the card to give my flourish a bit more pizazz.

Can you guess who I might be sending this one to?
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