Wednesday, June 14, 2017

My Friend


I have a collection of doilies that have been collecting dust, so I pulled one out and made a card with it. The big flower is a stamp from Hero Arts that I stamped 3 times, then fussy cut the pieces out and layered them with dimensionals to make it pop. I curled the petals on the top flower with a knitting needle to make it more life-like. They were stamped with Versafine and heat-embossed with silver ep first, then colored with Copics. The center is dotted with silver Stickles. The swirl is a Cheery Lynn flourish, and the leaves (also silver embossed) were included with the flower in the unmarked stamp set. I found a piece of silver embossed cardstock in my stash and split it in half for the 2 vertical panels, then used a pre-printed (unknown) sentiment found in my doo-dad box. For the final touch, I added some Nuvo glitter drops randomly. The card base is turquoise while the greenery is old olive.


 Here's a close up so you can see the Nuvo glitter drops a bit better.

My card today is based on this Tuesday Morning Sketch #407, so I'll be sharing it over there.


Thanks for the visit today - may your Wednesday be just perfect!

Carol


18 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

WOW, Love this, it's so beautiful and the doily is adding more charm. I had a whole lot of doilies now can't find them after cleaning my craft room...xx

Wendy said...

Oh my, this one knocks it out of the park, Carol! It's gorgeous! And I love the colors! You used a beautiful flower that looks amazing layered over the doily! So so pretty! Tfs for sharing and have yourself a great day! Hugs~

Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful card, I'll have to get my doilies out too LOL. Love the flower,the colours, the layers and dies. Beautiful.
Faith
x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Carol, such a pretty flower and lovely colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jean said...

A beautiful card , The flower and colours are so pretty, and all the lovely elements work together so well.
Jean x

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Carol!! I love that you used that beautiful doily, the color combo on this card is so pretty and I love your flowers layered up. The flourish is perfect added touch on this one and I love the embossing folder you used. Your take on the sketch is spot on my friend!! Hugs, Brenda

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Carol. Lovely design and I love the colours you've used. I've got a lot of doilies too somewhere, I must dig them out and actually use them! xx

Stampsnob. said...

Great take on the sketch such a pretty card...................Lis

wannabcre8tive said...

Carol, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the beautiful flower and the doily. Great job.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is one gorgeous card, Carol. The silver edging on the stamps sends it over the top! The doily made a perfect back drop for this amazing flower.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, this turquoise card is so darling! Love how your handmade dimensional flower matches with that sweet doily! And LOVE so much the detail of the silver embossed cardstock cut in half!!
The glitter little drops are just perfect to compliment the heat embossed outline of the flower and the stickles in the center! Wonderful effect!

Stampsnob. said...

The doily is a perfect backing for the lovely flower this is a nice card.......Lis

Debbie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love your flower, the doily, and the embossing!!
Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Janice M said...

Absolutely beautiful Carol! This is the perfect sketch to use a doily on. Love the touches of silver. Glad you could join us again this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Melissa Craig said...

Wow! This is stunning. I'm glad you dusted off the doily and used it on your card - it's a perfect compliment for this beautiful flower. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Jenée said...

Beautiful, beautiful card. I so like the colors and the lovely flower. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful card with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is lovely! There is so much to admire about this card. I love the layers and how the petals are curved. It adds such a lifelike-ness to your card.

Barb said...

This really is a beautiful card. The pastel colours are so pretty. I love that flower. Barbxx