Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Quick 'n' Easy Elegance

One more of my design team submissions, and a break from the nautical theme.  This card uses a stamp from the Words of Inspiration themeplate by Elusive Images.  It's been heat embossed in gold on to Southfields gold Moondust pearlescent card that I had cut using a Nestabilites die.   The card blank is also the same gold Moondust card. The matting layer is cut from Base Metal card also by Southfields.   The printed design is from the Artylicous Decadent Brocade CD.  I printed this onto ink jet printable pearlescent paper so it would have the same shimmer as the rest of the card stock I was using, sadly the photo does not do the shimmery quality of the cardstock and papers real justice.

I chose the words for this card because it seemed to fit the occasion, applying to for a place on the Elusive Images design team, I was indeed holding onto the thought "why not"!  However, while I was making the card I was thinking that any appropriate sentiments could be substituted to suit many different of occasions, Birthdays, Christmas and even sad times such as a sympathy card.  For any of these occasions and more, the design printed from the CD would make a lovely elegant background for a wide variety of messages.  I suspect that for Christmas this year I may make a few more cards using this kind of layout and some of those lovely papers as it's not a time consuming card to make when lots need to be made!


  1. Absolutely stunning!! Love the whole effect! I can see the shimmer when I click on the card.

  2. There is something really moving about this card. I really love it. Mary x

  3. Stunning! Simple but very elegant

  4. this is simply so elegant,beautifully designed,love cheryl xxxxx

  5. Wonderfully elegant card Phree. I love it!

    Lesley Xx

  6. themessycraftroom11 August 2010 at 08:58

    A very elegant Stunning card, really like it.Hugsx ChrisB