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


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

    Hope your winning at your other hobby/sport!

    Rina Fashionista

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

  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...


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

  5. amazing card, so elegant :)

  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

  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

  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

  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.

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

  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

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

    Edna x :)

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

    xx coops xx

  14. Beautiful Birthday card Viv!

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


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

  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

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

  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

  19. Elegant and gorgeous! A truly beautiful card.

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

    xoxox Carly

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

  21. Really beautiful Viv - worth the wait!!

  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

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

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

  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

  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! :)

  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

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


  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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