Saturday, 23 June 2012

Lavender & Lace

Lavender and Lilac colours are my absolute favourites and this card is my June birthday card for a Birthday Card Swap that I run, so I hope it is well received.



Card Recipe:
Stamp: Rubber Stampede
Colouring Mediums: Memento London Fog, Promarker Pens
Paper & Card: K & Company, Stardream, Nenaah
Tools: Martha Stewart Punches, Sizzlit, Quickutz, Big Shot
Embellishments: Lace, hand-made lace flower, handmade felt heart motif, hand-made Pearl & Crystal Hat Pins, mulberry flowers

To make the card base I punched “around the page” using a Martha Stewart PAP set and inked the edges. Onto this I mounted a background page from K & Company, and used a second page to cut out the butterfly and hydrangea to decoupage up.

I stamped the Rubber Stampede Lavender image onto Joanna Sheen's Elegance Satin cardstock using Memento ink in London Fog, which gives a softer result that using black. This was coloured in with Promarkers and then I hand-stitched the border with a lavender glitter-metallic fibre.

And so to the element that is so my style: lots of hand-made embellishments! On this card, they include:
  • Hand-pleated, delicate lace border on the stamped image
  • Hand-made felt heart motif, cut using sizzlit dies primitive heart and embellished with mother of pearl buttons, satin ribbon and hand stitching
  • Hand-made lace flower
  • Hand-made butterfly hat-pin with bicone beads
To finish, I added die-cut flourishes, my decoupage flowers and butterfly, all embellished with flat-back pearls and crystals. On went my lace flower, mulberry paper flowers, felt heart motif and hatpins. I do love a lot of detail, and hope you do too!
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40 comments:

  1. beautiful card,love all the embellishments
    sue xx

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  2. Wow this is so pretty just love it.
    Kaz.xx

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  3. WOW!! This is absolutely stunning. The colours and all the detailing are just so beautiful.

    Sue

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  4. Oh wow, this is stunning and so detailed!
    Heike xx

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  5. Amazing card, love the embellishments xx

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  6. beautiful card love the embellishments tracy

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  7. oh wow dips what an amazing card ... makes me think of mum mum coz she loves lavender ... love your design and love all those lovely hand made embellies how clever ... just doing a bit of blog hopping thank you so much for visiting me ... have a great weekend happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  8. oh sorry she is not mum mum she is only mum lol ... using hubby's laptop hate them lol !!! xx

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  9. Beautiful card, love the detail

    happy hopping
    Lorna xx

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  10. This is absolutely stunning, love the textures :-) Happy Leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

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  11. Lovely card and I love your own embellishments too. xxx

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  12. Beautiful card, love the embellishments which really finish off the card just right. Whoever gets this card is really lucky x

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  13. Really stunning design thanks for joining us at LEJ this week.

    Kerry

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  14. Lovely card and colours. The butterfly on the pin is a lovely touch,

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  15. This is a really pretty creation hun! Thanks for playing along at PTW! xxx

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  16. WOW, really stunning, I love this. so much pretty details. gorgeous. x

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  17. really gorgeous and elegant card!
    thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
    hugs
    céline

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  18. Hi, Ah this is super, what a great card, IU am loving all the handmade elements, they are wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us on our Birthday Celebrations on MAWTT, Love Hazelxo

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  19. WOW this is gorgeous love the design and the colours you have used are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

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  20. Gorgeous card, Just hopping by.

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  21. your card is absolutely stunning so many gorgeous details to look at, the recipient couldn't help but to be blown over by it xx

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  22. Love all the fab detail in this card
    Linda

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  23. Love all the detail and the colour scheme is fab :-)

    xx Sazzle xx
    (lincscraftygirl)

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  24. A stunning card and love all your hand made embellishments particulally the hearts and the lace flower and a beautiful image I love lavender-gorgeous
    carol x

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  25. How beautiful! Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew! Ani

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  26. Wow!! This is gorgeous, Just adore Lavender (colour) and Lace, well doesn't every girl love lace :))
    All your embellies are beautiful, A really beautiful card.
    Thanks for taking part in our Birthday Challenge over at MAWTT
    Hugs Mau xx

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  27. Stunning card, super detail and lovely colour scheme.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  28. Stunning! Lovely colours and so feminine! Lea xx

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous, love it.

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  30. gorgeous creation thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

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  31. Wow this is stunning so much detail, must have taken you an age, but well worth it.

    Thank you for joining us at the Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge

    Pam x

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  32. delightful card, love all the embellishments...
    thanks for joining us over at PfP this week. Hugs x

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  33. Absolutely stunning design, I love the pins and the lace, just beautiful, thank you for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge
    Lindsay xx

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  34. So pretty. I love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

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  35. Simply Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Play this week:-)
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxx

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  36. This is so gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop blog.

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  37. What a gorgeous card, love all the different elements and the lovely frame. Thank you for joining in with our 3rd birthday celebrations at MAWTT this fortnight! Pami x

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  38. Gorgeous card :) Viv xx

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