Ok...this is my most favorite card that I have ever made...I started out just doing the 3" scallop circle with the blossom image....not certain what I wanted to do with it....well, many, many hours later, this is the end result and I'm so glad I kept trying different things until I got to the finish...I just love this...It is a 5 1/4" square, diagonal tri-fold fold...(card fold introduced by Julia Stainton and you can see her tutorial for it on her blog: http://bellepapier.blogs.splitcoasts...fold-tutorial/ ) It is a fund card to do and I find myself doing it quite often. The main image is completely beaded...I traced a gingham ribbon circle for the lavenday scalloped mat, which I cut with scalloped scissors...I cut another one the same size in basic black and just cut slightly smaller to layer between the main image and the lavendar panel...before I did this...it just seemed as if the card wasn't 'popping'...and then I remembered that quite a while back, Roxie 71 ( I LOVE her work!) had told me when that happened to try adding black and it would almost always be the missing element...so I did as she instructed, and WOW, was she sooooo right! For the next layer, I stamped vanilla CS with Floral BG in Old Olive, then I stamped French SCript BG using vanilla craft ink and then embossed with vanilla EP...Ooooh, it just made it come together even more...then I decided to add a 'bee'...so I stamped him on Shimmery White, colored and embossed with Glassy Glaze EP 5 times, then mounted him with demensionals. The rest is pretty self explainatory...I'll post a pic of the inside of the card also. Oh, and the main image (the beaded portion) is popped up on demensionals, and the lavendar panel I used my 1/4" hand held punch to create small openings in every other scalloped edge...it kind of gives it a 'lacey' look, and it allows the green panel to peak through! Thanks for hanging in there and listening to me 'gab'...I'm just so thrilled with myself....TFL.
Date: Friday, May 18, 2007 GMT Views: 865
Registered: September 21, 2004 Location: Minglerville, Michigan Posts: 69995
Thu, May 31, 2007 @ 9:36 AM
AMAZING! This has to be one of the prettier cards I've seen! Thanks for the details! It's going right into my favs. Oh, and thanks for Rox71's comment about black! I have a card that's missing something too and that might be it!