Monday, June 20, 2011

Swirls and Pearls

Update:  I have corrected the photos, now that I was able to download them.  These should be better than in the original post.  Thank you for your patience.


Just a quick card that I played with, trying a couple of different techniques.  My card is inspired by several different challenges including a photo, a sketch, and a color theme.  I used some pink decorative paper to represent gingham and did paper pleating, using my mini ScorIt, and added it to the left side of my card.  Then I used a Spellbinder die to cut out some green polka dot cardstock and tucked this just under the paper pleating.  The die I used reminded me of the shape of the cupcake papers in the photo inspiration below. 

I used the Elegant Filigree Oval image from Sweet Stamps for my image.  I embossed it in white onto pink cardstock, and then trimmed it just around the framed area.  I stamped and embossed it three more times using the pink gingham paper, the green polka dot cardstock, and some vellum.  I cut the center of the image out of the vellum, using a Spellbinder scalloped circle nestability and layered it over the image on the pink cardstock.  Then I cut out the flowers and leaves from the embossed pink and green and layered these on top of the vellum image.  I used some foam tape to pop the flowers up a bit.  The idea was a combination of “paper piecing” and the “Spotlight Technique”.  In the spotlight technique you actually add color to only a section of your image, usually in a circular area that will stand out.  I used the scalloped circle for this and added my color with the paper piecing.  Though it may not stand out quite as much as the usual spotlight technique, I still liked the effect it gave.

To finish the card, I ran a light pink jeweled swirl on the right side.  Then I added some sheer pink polka dot ribbon across the center, tying it together on the far right side.  I layered a thin, green, polka dot, triple loop bow on top of that and added a pink, polka dot button and a large white pearl.  I used foam tape to pop the image on top of the ribbon on the left and added small white pearls to the image swirls on the frame.  All of this gave a real mixture of elegance and fun.

This card was entered in the following challenges:
Sweet Stamps Challenge #19 – Embossing/Heat or Dry
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 85 – Pearls and Swirls
Delightful Challenges – Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #67 – Classic Patterns (Using Photo Inspiration Colors, and Polka Dots and/or Gingham)










17 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Marie
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week and also for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
Hugs Dianne xx

Cassie said...

This is so beautiful, Marie. What a stunning focal point! Great embossing and colors too. So glad you played along with CIC30 :D

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

That is just beautiful. I love how pretty and feminine this is. The ruffled paper looks fabulous. Thanks so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends. It is a pleasure to come view your work. Hope you can play with us again next week!

Sheri said...

This is so LOVELY! Great layers! Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tea Room this week :)

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh what a lovely card! Love the pink & green, plus the bling really brings out the beauty on the card! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Cindy said...

So feminine and cute. Love all the pink gingham. Cute, cute!!
Cindy
nindys-blog.blogspot.com

Splashbunny said...

Lovely project! Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week.
Good luck in the draw
Zahreen
xxx

Sandra said...

Gorgeous.....:) Sandra H

Shirley said...

Wow! This is lovely!! I am not getting your posts and looked. My followers disappeared and somehow took some from my follow list too! I am going to put myself back if you don't mind! I have missed your great cards!

Curlybear said...

Oh my this is so very pretty, fabulous colour combo,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our Fancy Folds Challenge,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

Dawn Frost said...

Gorgeous card, love the dies you used! Thanks for joining us at CIC30.

Aunty Sue said...

great card and thanks for joining us at CC this week

Vee said...

This is so pretty. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Colleen Dietrich said...

OH, Marie, this is beautiful! YOu've captured that inspiration photo just right. Thanks for sharing this pretty card with Speedy's Friends. :)

Sarah said...

Wow, Marie, this is an awesome combination of techniques and so worth it! Gorgeous card. Hugs, Sarah

Kathy D. said...

Wow you rocked the sketch! like how you did the vellum piece as your "spotlight" gives it a different effect that is really eye catching. Thanks for playing at Clearly Inspired Challenge #30. Hope to see you on Friday when Challenge #31 is released!! By the way you will WANT to play for a chance to win next month's digital image....it is the cutest thing ever!!

Kathy D. said...

So glad you played with us last month at CIC cause you WON!! Stop on over to see what you won and check out the new challenge that was posted today!!