This card is for Shawn, who in a previous life was my step-daughter and became the daughter of my heart (since I only had 1 child, a boy). As she has grown into womanhood, she is now my dear friend as she has a mom and doesn't need another one. I am so proud of her and I thoroughly enjoyed making this card especially for her.
It was an interesting card to make and challenged me! I had not tried inlaying and leaving part of the cut out. I added the piece to the top of the flourish as it looked a little too flat and felt like it needed a little dimension! The other flourish piece with flowers at the bottom, I added to cover the end of the embossed piece. The flowers are made from a delicious piece of pearlized paper with small de-bossed butterflies, which you cannot see. That paper was a gift from a Splitcoast friend, Darnell. The lovely ivory pearl paper that the rest of the card is made from, is another gift from another Splitcoast friend, Nancy(an early b-day gift). I used the Spellbinder edge dies to create the space around the embossed piece. I used the SU lace edge die to soften the harsh edge across the top. Punch Bunch provided the flowers in three sizes, formed with the stylus and pad. This card sort of evolved as it went along because the Swiss dot piece and the SU lace piece at the top were not part of my original design. Then those random pearls just jumped onto the page... this card is such a good example of me not being able to stop from adding MORE! It was so hard to capture the pearly wonderfulness of this card in a photograph and IRL that paper is SOOO pretty....
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Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015 GMT Views: 3257
Registered: December 15, 2011 Location: Abilene TX Posts: 11319
Thu, Feb 19, 2015 @ 1:50 PM
Wow, Peggy, this is so gorgeous in the picture I can't even imagine how beautiful it must be IRL! I love the "afterthought" lace edge and dotted swiss piece, and I really love the embossed sentiment tucked beneath the flourish. The flowers are absolutely beautiful, and the pearls are perfect. I could gush on, but I'll stop now. Straight to favorites!
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Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 74536
Thu, Feb 19, 2015 @ 3:54 PM
Peggy, this is exquisite and shows the love that you put into it. You so eloquently expressed your love of Shawn. Your use of die cuts in creating these all-white cards leaves me sighing in admiration. Just GORGEOUS!!!
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Registered: January 19, 2014 Location: Central Indiana Posts: 42834
Thu, Feb 19, 2015 @ 4:49 PM
Oh yet another stunning example of the beautiful cards you create. Oh my some day I sure hope to have the imagination and creativity to make a card as stunning as yours. I am still trying so I will just keep popping by to see what your wonderful gallery has in store for us that really admire your cards. Hugs!
Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17649
Thu, Feb 19, 2015 @ 7:21 PM
WOW, Peggy!! The way you used all these embossing folders and dies, came up with the inlaid sentiment displayed in the most unique way and added all these swirls, pearls, and flowers is just nothing short of AMAZING, Woman!! This card for Shawn is nothing less than spectacular, and I know she will love it - how sweet - for "the daughter of your heart!!" Hugs!!
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