Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dance With Me

I have been playing with my vellum lately and really love it.  I have a drawer full of different vellum colors and weights but I don’t pull it out very often.  It is the perfect element to use when wanting a delicate or elegant look.  It also is stunning when used with my frame stamps from Sweet Stamps.

This is one of those cards that just keeps changing.  The card base was originally a standard cream card but ended up as a larger peachy card.  I found this absolutely gorgeous cardstock from Graphic 45 at Scrapbook Creations the last time I visited and knew I wanted to use it.  The next layer is using the back of this cardstock, sponging the edges with black and addingsome beautiful cream lace around it. 

I stamped and embossed my frame in white on vellum.  Knowing it would be layered over the dark background, I decided to put it on sticker paper for a backing.  Thank goodness I realized this before I had cut out very much because I would not have wanted to do it twice.  This also made it possible to use dimensionals to pop it up on the front of the card without any adhesive showing.  The image is actually cut out with a Spellbinder oval die from the front of the paper and added to the middle of the card.  This is what inspired the colors used on this card.  It was perfect for a wedding card but also kind of reminded me of a scene from “Gone With The Wind”.

For embellishment I added a rose colored bow, cream paper roses, and pink and cream pearls.  I have to admit that I made at least 4 different bows, using different colors and sized, and then decided on something much simpler than I had originally planned.

Ok, for those of you reading my blog I am going to ask an opinion – and I want you to be honest about what you think.  You will not hurt my feelings.  Sometimes you add something to a card and then aren’t quite sure you like how you did it.  Since I do not have one of my wonderful buddies here to ask, I will ask you.  I love pearls but was not sure if the pearls really added to it or looked more “spotty”.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Sweet Stamps Challenge 18 - Anniversary/Wedding
Catch The Bug Challenge – Pearls and Lace
CCM Spotlight Challenge – Parchment/Vellum
CES Challenge #40 – Inspired by a Movie (“Gone With The Wind”)
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 47 - Love  (for my sister has also been my best friend)
The Pink Elephant Challenge #102 – “Here Comes the Bride”


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooh, lovely. Very elegant card. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss. Marianne x

bettand said...

This was very stylish and elegant:) Thanks for playing at TG this week. Bettina

Jeannie from said...

I do not think the pearls look spotty at all. I think they are a nice touch! Thanks so much for playing along on Sweet

jonim52 said...

I think the pearls add the perfect touch to this elegant card. Thanks for playing along with he Sweet Stamps challenge this week.

Sandra said...

Absolutely beautifully done............:) Sandra H

Dawnll said...

I LOVE the pearls! I am a big fan of them on everything.
This is such a beautiful card- that is one of my favorite frames.
Thank you for sharing with us this week at
Sweet Stamps Challenge
Have a sweet week.

dmbennett said...

Beautiful Card. Love the pearls.... Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps this week.

Dawn B - SSDT

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card, very elegant. Thanks for joining us this week over at CES Challenges!

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Beautiful card! Love all the pearls and lace! Thanks for using Sweet Stamps and for entering our challenge this week.

Jacki Randolph said...

Absolutely Gorgeous and the pearls just add to the elegant effect along with the lace!! Thanks so much for sharing and joining our challenge at Sweet Stamps.

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Wow this is a stunning card! I love the way you have coloured and shaded the image. Absolute perfection!!!
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamps

jackid said...

what a beautiful card thanks for joining us at CCM spotlight this week
Jacki xx

Joy said...

love the pearls and lace! thanks for playing with Bugaboo! Joy DT

April said...

Wowsers! This turned out beautiful! You did a great job. So elegant!

Hugs, April

LORi said...

Wow...this is gorgeous!! So happy you shared with The Pink Elephant!! Hugs -LORi

Carrie said...

Frankly my dear... this card is lovely lol!! Love your movie choice!! Thanks for playing at CES xx

Paul said...

Thank you for joining in with our Pearls and Lace challenge at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug blog. I know it was a personal challenge for me but an enjoyable one and hope you felt the same. Fingers crossed we see you for the next challenge on Saturday.

Tammy Miller said...

Wow great card love everything about it!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Catch the Bug!

ally said...

Sooo pretty and elegant! I love your cards.

I am new to blogging and was hoping you could check out my blog sometime and leave me some tips/comments how to make my blog better/etc

I just love your's! I will follow it. Great work. :)