Replaced with a fresh picture...many thanks to Linda for alerting me to the fact that the stamp had a typo and read "happpy birthday". I got up early this morning and snipped the offending extra P out of the sentiment and stamped the vellum strip again - this time adding a little plum blossom on each side of the sentiment. Thanks to the vintage corners, while I wasn't able to fold my new strip over the edges and tuck it in at the back, the corners do a very good job of concealing the repair job.
This is my second card for Judy's Gilded Faux Silk TLC challenge today. It was great, as I have known all weekend that I wanted to make an oriental card with this fan die, and the background is great for that. I'm calling gold a neutral and tagging this for the MIX challenge last week, too. So looking forward to Chipped Sapphire coming out in distress oxide, it's one of my most-used blues and I really miss it in the current palette.
I used the same Embrace Life flower as on my dragon card, but switched the foliage for a butterfly in keeping with the butterflies in the fan. I stamped and embossed the sentiment in gold on vellum, and then matted the faux silk layer onto gold card, adding decorative corners to finish it.
For the fan, I had a scrap of coloured tissue paper in my box. I misted it again with turquoise shimmer spray to make it mostly blue, and then used collage medium to stick the fan pieces on. When it was dry, I trimmed them down, coloured the backs of tbe butterflies with a purple Sharpie and added SN clear glitter pen on the front of them. I used a brad to hold the pieces of the fan together, and pop-dots to stick it to the card base.
Date: Monday, March 12, 2018 GMT Views: 687
Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 18469
Mon, Mar 12, 2018 @ 1:15 PM
Both your cards are fantastic Sabrina but I like this one a tiny bit better. (couldn't tell you why actually) That fan looks like a piece of cloisonné jewellery. I especially like the blue and gold butterflies. I really like seeing those Cuttlebug vintage corners. Reminds me that I should get them out and use them too!
Registered: October 25, 2010 Location: Switzerland Posts: 421
Tue, Mar 13, 2018 @ 11:31 AM
Sabrina, this card is absolutely GORGEOUS!
Your colors, your fan, your "silk", everything!!!!
Thank you for sharing and...
...feel a little guilty :) because I am going to look for that fan die. You know how much I love Chinese/Asian cards... and here I go to break the bank to get yet another die...
------------------------------ Best wishes from Patricia P.S. Stay away from negative people - for every solution, they find a problem.
Registered: December 4, 2010 Location: Minnesota Posts: 10075
Tue, Mar 13, 2018 @ 2:53 PM
My goodness, this card is just stunning too Sabrina. I love this blue you used and the effects you achieve with your faux silk bg is amazing. I am super impressed with your sentiment repair because I would never ever know you had to do this (it looks intentional to me). Another winner! ~Karen.