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Friday, October 19, 2007

Happy Birthday, DCM - Circle of Friends

Yes, we have come full circle & it is the first birthday of the Daring Cardmakers. I have been following them from the very beginning & have enjoyed the pleasure of being one of the guest Designers'. I was very thrilled with the subject as I have fabulous friend stamps & also I got my brand new butterfly stamps yesterday & wanted to play.
Front of card
Inside the Card.
This was so much fun to make. I made the card by stamping text down one side & applying torn paper to the other. I stamped the friends quote in the bottom corner & the flourish in the top. Then I set aside my card & made all the elements. The large circle is half clear embossed & half stamped & then purple ink sponged over it.
The butterflies are my new toy & I am so thrilled with them. I have to plug this company as they have gorgeous products & are really amazing people. The link to the site is Crafty Indivduals to see the stamps as they were before I cut & circle punched them click on this word Butterflies. I do urge you to have a good look at the online shop. The stamps are all their own designs & I have many more shopping lists planned!!
As for my recent order, more items will be made very soon using bits & pieces bought from them. (They are in the drying stages before moving on..)
I stamped the butterflies as the full square & then punched out 1in circles from each square leaving the frames. I sponged the two pieces (6 in total) seperately, but they could be all done before the punching. I mounted the waste as mini frames to repeat the circle feel on the card & mounted two butterflys on sticky pads in the main circle. I sponged a square in the inside of the card & mounted the third butterfly & added another scroll up the top. I have found sponging designs from my mini ink cubes is a far more subtle way of colouring vintage type projects.
Happy Birthday Ladies & I hope you adore this card half as much as I do!!

40 comments:

All Pink girl said...

Wow paula stunning card ,you are very talented ,Dawnx

Sandy said...

Wow so great. Its amazing.

Lythan said...

Beautiful. Those stamps are amazing and you have made them sing out!

Andrea said...

Beautiful card Paula, those butterflies are gorgeous

Rein said...

This is beautiful Paula!

Saffa said...

OOh butterflies! Lovely! What a beautiful card!

Thanks for playing along with us this last year may it continue!

stamp and scrape said...

I'm so pleased you've fallen in love with CI stamps. They are among my favs. And you have good reason to be pleased with yourself - this card is adorable! Bravo you!!
Ros

Gail said...

Very beautiful card. I love Crafty Individuals stamps too.

Kathy said...

Paula, what a fab card you've made here. So much detail and so much care, thanks so much for being such a fab darer all this year

BondGirl said...

Beautiful card and I love the butterlies they are so delicate. Thank you for all your support in our first year!

EllePiggo said...

Gorgeous card Paula, love the butterflies.:)
Vanessa.

My Paper World said...

So Beautiful!

Liz Ness said...

Every time I visit, I drool (in a non-icky, virtual kind of way). Your work is FANTASTIC! Love this card and am in awe of your abilities. So GREAT!

Rosie said...

Paula, this is absolutely beautiful. I love it and I'm already a C.I. fan!! Don't they have the most gorgeous images? I could spend all day there browsing!!

Lynne said...

Beautiful card Paula, thanks for being a huge par of our year, and thank you for your lovely email ... x

Checkout my blog - you've got an award....x

leann said...

this is beautiful, so so pretty x

Nanie said...

fabulous, wonderful card ! The papers are just beautiful !

Marlou said...

excellent card Paula!!!! xx

Hermine said...

GREAT!!!!!

Magickdiva said...

You may not be scrapping Paula but you are certainly hot on the card making. This is beautiful -and I love the extra stamping inside the card - might have to borrow that idea sometime if you don't mind! Hope you get your scrapping mojo back soon! Life'scrap when you don't Scrap! LOL!

Lavender Rose said...

WOW!!! A very special card for a special occasion. So much work but well worth it as it's stunning! I must go check out your link now :)

Storm said...

Fantastic card Paula. I'll have to check the link out

Anice said...

Beautiful card.

Janine said...

wow weeee thats a beautiful card paula, awesome job!!

Juliet said...

Gorgeous card Paula perfectly put together. Love the butterflies.

Rhi said...

Stunning Paula, thanks for sharing your beautiful card, and for helping make DCM the wonderful place it is.

Rhi x

Carmen said...

Wow, this is a great card, very romantic!

Farmersgirl said...

What a fantastic card. I've got those stamps, never thought of using them in a circle.

Janice

Crafty Katie said...

What a beautiful card - you are so talented. You inspired me to have a look and yes I have many shopping lists in my head...but I did make a few purchases so maybe they will be on my blog soon

michelle said...

wow. wow. wow. this is amazing

Crystal said...

Pretty!

Maisymary's Findings said...

Love the friendship poem ! Beautiful butterfly stamps & effects With them !

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card!

Angelnorth said...

Taht's lovely Paula - your new stamps did you proud!

Kaz said...

That is such a pretty card Paula.

Anne said...

Very pretty card, love the butterflies, and the colours are beautiful!

Ying Pang, said...

Your card is beautiful Paula, so sweet !

Gillian :O) said...

Oh Paula your card is SCRUMMY!!!!
(sorry I'm late catching up)
I'll never forget it was you who introduced me to DCM! what a wonderful bunch of cardmakers and friends, and I'm proud to call you a friend too xxx

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Absolutely stunning - just LOVE this style - has the WOW factor for sure!

Frog said...

Lovely card Paula.

Andrea x