Friday, 8 June 2012

A try at something different

Have been continuing finishing off some cards that were ordered by a relative when I've had some spare time this week.
I decided to try something a little different for me and steer clear of images, stamps and flowers!
I even managed to not use any ribbon!
There are so many fabulous dies out there now and I have come to the conclusion that I want them all - I've seen some beautiful cards made using fancy dies and although I don't own many I thought now was as good a time as any to make something using some of the ones I had.
So here is my finished card.

I used centura Pearl card (which is my excuse for the poor qaulity photo) and first embossed with the trusty old Swiss Dots folder. Then I cut four corner flourishes and two of the larger fancy ovals after printing out the sentiment. I also cut a tag from one of the fancy tags sets and cut it in half.

The die cuts were all sponged lightly with VersaColor pigment ink in 'Bisque' colour. It's a pretty sandy/peachy coloured shade and am a wee bit upset that the pic doesn't actually show the true colour but am sure you get the idea!

I layered the 'cut in half' tag first then added the two fancy ovals so that the fancy edge of the tag was just visible. I stuck some pearls onto the ends of the tag and four very tiny ones onto the oval frame.

The two butterflies were given the same ink treatment, a little pearl each and a liberal dose of 'Diamond' stickles - well of course it was too good to be true - having resisted everything else I was not able to resist the 'bling'!

Am quite pleased with myself with this one, turned out better than I hoped and I've enjoyed making it - only trouble is, I now have to have more fancy dies - Definitely!
Challenges -
Southern Girls - Things with Wings
Lia Stampz - Things with Wings
Freshly Brewed - Pop It
Creative Belli - Sentiment Only
Ladybug Crafts - Big Birthdays
Crafting for all Seasons - Layers
Whimsy Inspirations - Things with wings
Emergency Crafters - Anything With Wings
Stampin for the Weekend - Bugs or butterflies
Once again we are blessed with wet, windy, cool weather! Think we had our Summer last week! Thanks for calling in - off for a cuppa! x

29 comments:

  1. I just LOVE your style Viv!!! Beautiful card!

    Hope your winning at your other hobby/sport!

    Rina Fashionista

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  2. wow gorgeous me luverly...really it is so butiful...hugs ssasxxx

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  3. Viv this is gorgeous..just love the white with a touch of colour and think i might have to add that oval die to my wish list...

    Anne

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  4. This is stunning Viv love the soft distressing! Fab die cuts and lovely sentiment! Hugs Susan x

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  5. amazing card, so elegant :)

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  6. Hello Viv. Oh wow, what a gorgeous creation, and I just adore the mainly white cards. You have captured the whole beauty perfectly. I just love every little detail. Gorgeous my friend, truly gorgeous.
    Have a wonderful weekend, and yes, the weather is awful here too.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  7. This card is beautiful and so elegant, you have done a fab job with the dies. Thanks for joining us over at Emergency Crafters Faye x

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  8. Wow Viv babe its fabulous love it loads just brilliant and love the coloru, Iuse a bisque alot for my hair with copics, just beautiful darlin xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  9. Hi Viv,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment x
    Just had a quick peep around your blog, your cards are all beautiful.

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  10. Absolutely beautiful Viv...enjoy the weekend.
    Wendy xx

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  11. What a gorgeous card Viv. Like you, I love dies and I want them all too. I do have a lot but tend to use certains ones more than others :o)
    Jackie xx

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  12. Beautiful card Viv. Lovely to see something different too.
    Thank you for joining us on the JS Challenge.

    Edna x :)

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  13. wow so beautiful viv.gorgeous pretty design and i love the soft inking of the edges :D

    xx coops xx

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  14. Beautiful Birthday card Viv!

    So glad that you came by to share your art creation at Southern Girls Challenge.

    Shell~Alaska♥

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  15. Beautiful, simple, elegant. Love it!
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  16. You've really shown that a card using die cuts only can be a thing of beauty Viv! I love the delicate tinting and the pearls. Vicky x

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  17. This is stunning Viv, thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan

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  18. So beautiful and elegant! I love the hint of colour and shimmer, and the gorgeous dies you've used - wonderful! So glad you joined our Whimsy Inspiration Challenge this week! Hugs, Shannah xox

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  19. Elegant and gorgeous! A truly beautiful card.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons - Many Layers.

    xoxox Carly

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  20. Such a classy card! Thanks for sharing with the Ladybugs this time. Have a great week,Julie.x

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  21. Really beautiful Viv - worth the wait!!

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  22. Love this card hun I love white on white stunning thank you for joining us this week at Whimsey Challenge for our things with wings theme

    hugs Wendy DT WS

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  23. This is lovely Viv. Thank you for entering the Southern Girls Challenge. Hugs xx

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  24. How pretty! Love how you shaded the edges. Thank you for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

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  25. Beautiful card Viv, its really pretty!
    Thanks for playing with the Ladybugs at LCI this week and good luck with the challenge
    Laurie x

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  26. Viv this is absolutely stunning. Love those beautiful die cuts! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Southern Girls Challenge this week! :)

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  27. Hi Viv! This is such a gorgeous and dainty card! You did a beautiful job!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our Pop It challenge!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

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  28. Love how you've created such wonderful texture and candy for the eyes using white and die cuts. Very creative

    Shelby

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  29. this is just gorgeous, and the white on white is so elegant. I'm so glad that I got to visit here today, it was my pleasure.
    Please come back and play again with us at Stampin' for the Weekend.
    Chris V - Easily Amused

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