Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Lilacs in Ivory & Grey

This PSX Lilac stamp is one of my all time favourites, I could easily use it almost all of the time.  However, this time I’ve rung in the changes with colour scheme. Instead of the obvious lilac and lavender tones (and I do love those colours too), I’ve gone for ivory, grey and crystal. The card also features a number of different techniques, including:
Paper piecing ● Decoupage ● Distressing ● Embossing ●  Digital Die Cutting ●  Manual Die Cutting ●  Glittering ●  Flower embellishing ●  Accenting ●  and (of course) Hat Pin Making! 

Card Recipe:
Stamp: PSX Botanical Lilac
Colouring Mediums: Memento Ink Pad London Fog, Promarker Pens
Paper & Card: K&Company Elegance Shimmer, Stardream Opal
Tools: Spellbinders, Silhouette Cameo, Grand Calibur, Creative Expressions Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Berisford satin picot ribbon 10mm, hand-made beaded Hat Pins, crystals, pearls, mulberry flowers

To make this card, using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut the card base and butterfly base from stardream cardstocks. I also cut the flourish background, flourish border and butterfly on K&Company Elegance Shimmer. 
I then embossed an offcut of stardream card through my Grand Calibur using my new Tied Together embossing folder.  Once embossed, this offcut was paper-pieced together with an offcut of coordinating K&Company Elegance Shimmer patterned paper and the join was covered by a strip of picot edge satin ribbon, then die-cut with Spellbinders Labels 1. 

I stamped my image with Momento London Fog and this was also cut out with a Labels 1 die.  I have a really great tip for cutting smaller filigree shapes on the Cameo. I shrink the whole shape to the size that I want, then ungroup the image and use the outline tool to increase the size of the smaller filigree elements so that they enlarge and cut cleanly.
 
To accent the card, I inked edges with promarker pens, which I also used on the butterfly filigree layer and the mulberry flower edges and stamen.  The stamped image, flourish border and filigree were flittered with glue pen and crystal glitter.  I accented various pieces with flat-back pearls and rhinestones.
This card was shortlisted in the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Flower Power
 I ♥ ProMarkers - Layer it Up
Joanna Sheen Challenge - New Beginnings
Love to Create Challenge - Three Favourite Colours (ivory, grey and crystal silver)

Hope you like this; do leave a comment if this has pleased you.

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45 comments:

  1. A lovely elegant card, pretty colours. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

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  2. Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week.
    Tammy x

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  3. So beautiful, I love everything about it, so stylish. xxx

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  4. WOW!! This is stunning. I love the image and the delicate colours are gorgeous.

    Thank you, also, for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge

    Sue

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  5. This is a fantastic card thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny X

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  6. Beautiful creation, love the stamp and a beautiful layout too. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge. Good Luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  7. WOW this is so elegant and stylish! Love it
    Thank you for playing along at Diva's this week and good luck with our "Make it Girlie' challenge and also while I"m here - for playing at MAWTT and Oldie But A Goodie
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  8. totally stunning,so elegant!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

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  9. gorgeous texture on this wonderful card, so beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

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  10. A super creation for our Flower themes.

    Thanks so much sharing your inspiration with us at Pretty Little Ribbons and Allsorts challenges.

    B x

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  11. Beautifully created! I love your lilacs stamp, pretty flowers, pearls and butterfly.
    Thank you for joining in with us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge x

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  12. Your card is absolutely beautiful xx

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  13. wow, really elegant. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck in the challenge.

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  14. Gorgeous card! Very elegant! Thank you for joining QKR's Challenge this week.
    Ruza ~ QKR DT

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  15. Just stunning! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges this time :-) Elaine DT -xxx-
    p.s I have candy on my blog if you would like to pop by and enter :-) http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/new-candy.html

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  16. WOW this is just wonderful I love that stamped imaged its gorgeous and the die cuts are stunning.... Absolutely love this card. Have a great weekend. Sharon x

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  17. WOW this is absolutely gorgeous. Chris xx

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  18. Absolutely stunning card - love everything about it
    Linda

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  19. Another stunning card, you are so good at this :D Love all the elments,so delicate

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  20. What a stunning card, so elegant.

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  21. Wow...Stunning card...love the die cuts and embossing...Happy hopping...Julieannex

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  22. Im back with my leapblogging hat on! Have a fab weekend and Happy Leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

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  23. wow, what a work of art, a lot of effort for such a beautiful card xxx

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  24. oh my word what a work of art ... ooo sorry just noticed that Jean (above) said the same lol but we must both be right ... hope you have a great weekend ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... happy crafting and love sandy x

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  25. Beautiful card, your lilac is lovely!

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  26. Stunning card, I really love the Lilac stamp. Everything ties together so beautifully. Flowers pins butterfly and embossing.
    Anne x

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  27. WOW stunning card love it all and beautiful image
    carol x

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  28. Stunning Card, love it. Just hopping by. Lizzie

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  29. So beautiful, everything about the card is beautiful and I love the butterfly

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  30. simply stunning.
    Just doing a bit of blog hopping.
    Kaz.xx

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  31. This is simply stunning. Thank you for joining in this week's Passion for Promarkers challenge.
    Cathy xx

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  32. wow! what a stunningly beautiful and elegant card!!! x

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  33. This is Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us for Challenge #49 at Love to Create Challenge!! We really hope you will come back again soon!!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina - LTC Challenges

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  34. Beautiful card and a lovely blog.

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  35. so beautiful.really gorgeous soft and pretty colours and your design is stunning .
    thanks for joining in my challenge this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

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  36. Stunning card, I love the fab butterfly and all the beautiful layering.
    Annette
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.
    xx


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  37. Stunning card thanks for playing along at CCC xx Jan

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  38. this is so gorgeous ♥
    Thanks for playing at DVC
    xx

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  39. Wow Dips, this is absolutely breathtaking! :) Gorgeous!

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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