Saturday, 21 February 2009

A Whiter Shade of Pale

Not only one of my favorite songs, but a post title that suits this card. The card was made for a swap on Craft Telly Forum with the theme "a mostly white card".

All cardstock used is bright white card from my stash. The flowers are from a stamp by Personal Impressions. I stamped and heat embossed them onto white vellum using powders from the Cosmic Shimmer Range of embossing powders . Some of the flowers were stamped with Tropic Pearl Luster and some with Iced Blush Luster. The "Luster" Cosmic Shimmers are the very translucent powders. I used a ball tool to dry emboss onto the back of the vellum inside each of the petals to turn the vellum opaque white and then cut the flowers out. I added some translucent yellow glitter to the center of each daisy.

The matting layers were cut using a Spellbinders Nestbilites die and the larger one embossed through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. On the smaller layer I embossed the sentiment with more of the Iced Blush Luster. The text stamp is from Elusive Images and can be found on the Rose Script Themeplate. It's hard to see in the photo but the text says "Earth Laughs in Flowers". I swiped my Versamark ink pad round the edge of both of the layers and used more of the Cosmic Shimmers on that to give each layer an edge. Iced Blush again on the top layer and Tropic Pearl on the Swiss Dots layer.

Finally I assembled all the elements using Pinflair Gel Glue (which behaves like a Silicone Glue but without the smell) to mount the flowers. The final touch was to add a bow of pale pink organza ribbon. I was really pleased by how pretty and delicate the finished card turned out.  With a change of sentiment to something more relevant I think this would make lovely Wedding card.

6 comments:

  1. Oh Phree, stop teasing me with those Cosmic Shimmers!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful card Phree, so elegant, I do love mainly white cards and the textures you can create as an alternative to colour. You've done yours so wonderfully. Chris x

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  3. I lovely delicate card Phree. Really beautiful.
    Beryl xx

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  4. Gorgeous, Phree. Very elegant.

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  5. Very sophisticated love your flowers BEAUTIFUL

    TC
    :)

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  6. I don't know what's happening with my favourite blogs list but it's not always bringing the most recent posts to the top so I missed this beautiful card.

    Good job I'm following you because this is so pretty. It would make a lovely wedding card I think.

    Lesley

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