Monday, 5 October 2009

Crafty Cardmakers challenge 5 - ribbons & fibres

Here's my DT card for the 5th Crafty Cardmakers challenge, which is to use ribbons/ fibres. I've used a large 8" square card blank and followed the sketch at Sketch Saturday. I've used a Greeting Farm Miss Anya image, coloured with promarkers, cut out and mounted. My papers are some that I've had in a drawer for a long time! I think they're by 'twelve by twelve' and I got them in a random paper selection when I first started cardmaking, and then never used them. I've used coredinations cardstock and sanded it all down to make it look faded to go better with the papers. The scallop borders were made using the Martha Stewart scallop dot punch, and my ribbon/ fibre element is a strip of sheer purple ribbon with a layer of white thread over the top, tied through a button. The sentiment is computer generated - this card is for my mum to give to my cousin, who amazingly will be 21. I remember when she was born! The flowers were made with lots of layers of pearlised paper, cut with a sizzix die, and then curled up with my bone folder, and silver bead caps and brads added - I covered the brads with lots of diamond stickles because they didn't look quite right in plain white, and added a little key charm on a chain. Finished off with a swirl using flat back pearls and a new bazzill template that I got from Quixotic Cards almost as soon as they came out, but this is the first time I've managed to use one on a card.

I'm also entering this one for Secret Crafter (celebrations) where there are some great prizes this week, including the chance of a DT position! And Pile It On are asking for 3d elements, and I think my flowers and button should qualify for that one.


Dragonlady said...

Hi there,

What a simply stunning card. I love the colours you have chosen and your flowers are perfect.

Hugs Ali x

Jane Carroll said...


thanks for joining us in our blogoversary week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

thanks for applying for dt - good luck

treesawardincrafts said...

Lisa this is lovely. All those lovely embellishments set of the card really well. I wish I could cut out an image as well as you do.

Rose said...

I love this! It is just beautiful! The pearl swirl and the coloring, just stunning!

Kellylouj said...

Such a beautiful card xx

Trish Hughes said...

This is a very sweet and beautiful card!!! Thanks for playing with Pile It On.

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, and gorgeous details.
Thank you for joining in the SCSC this weeek, and good luck with the DT call.
Cathy xx

Amy Liz Schultz said...

very cute! I just love pearls!!!

Amy -- Pile It On DT

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love the cute image.

Donna said...

Fantastic card Lisa, so pretty and such lovely papers and fab image you have used! Thanks for playing along with this weeks birthday celebrations at SCSC :) Donna x

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Gorgeous card. Great detail and fabulous flowers.
Clare x

Jill said...

beautiful card Lisa, thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

Deanna said...

Fabulous, love every last detail!

Dee @ Pile It On DT