Sunday, November 20, 2011

Elegant sparkle card

I created this card for a friend's sister-in-law. She asked for a card that wasn't too flowery so I stuck to a slightly leafy theme.
How I made this:
*  On a piece of white cardstock place the oval die that you will use to cut out your focal panel. With a pencil, ligthly draw along the inside of it to mark more or less where the die cut will cut the oval.
*  I used one of the small branches from GinaK Designs' The Vine set to stamp inside the penciled oval. I used one of the olive-colored inks from my Colorbox (Coffee House).
*  The sentiment (GKD, Whimsical Wishes) was stamped in a slightly darker colour from the same stack.
*  The branches' leaves were traced over with Sakura Stardust pen (you can see this slightly on the left-hand side branches, but they all have it).
*  Cut out the oval area and emboss the edge. Shade with Antique Linen (Tim Holtz) while still in the die so you get the nice white border.
*  Stamp the dragonfly with the darker green olive colour on white cardstock. Cut it out and then line it with gold Stickles. Let dry thoroughly!
*  Cut the scalloped oval from dark green cardstock and mount your focal oval on to it.
*  The DP in the background is from Basic Grey (I think - I'll check :D)
*  Glue the DP to a mat panel the same colour as the scalloped oval.
*  Add a neutral ribbon around this panel.
*  Glue the oval panel in place, slightly to the right.
*  Tie a small piece of the ribbon to the right of the panel.
*  Glue the whole completed panel to the front of your card base.
*  Now finish by glueing the body part of the dragonfly in place, slightly lifting the wings up.

This card is an entry for:
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-66-let-it-sparkle.html
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/2nd-birthday.html (Happy Birthday Sweet Stampin'!)

5 comments:

  1. Oh this is just gorgeous! So stylish and perfect for someone who doesn't want something too flowery. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

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  2. What a beautifully elegant card. Definitely not too flowery!

    Thank you for joining in the birthday celebrations at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan xx

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  3. Beautiful card! nice d/p and dragonfly. TFS with us at 2SC.
    Zulma DT

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  4. This is beautiful, especially the dragonfly. I saw it on Sweet Stampin'. Jean x

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  5. Yes this is very elegant and beautiful. .. love the gold touches. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week with our birthday celebrations. Good Luck xx

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