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Monday, October 18, 2010

A Chrysalis Forum Birthday

We had a forum birthday a few weeks ago, but couldn't do the birthday game straight away. (We try to guess who made each card) The game is finally over today, so I can blog the card I made for the birthday girl, Carrie.

My card was made using some textured leather look cream cardstock folded. I then covered it with a piece of gorgeous soft brown handmade paper which encased rose petals. The next layer was just some torn mulberry paper in a softer brown. My image (Loast Coast) was stamped onto my homemade coffee stained paper in Archival Sepia ink. I added metallic eyelets to 3 corners. The strip of ribbon is some Anitas new Christmas range of sticky ribbon, which I actually attached some gold beads using silicone glue, nut not clear in the photo. The white paper flower was gently overstamped with a Stampers Anonymous image & then coloured using Antique Linen Distress ink. The flower centre is a broken ear ring someone gave to me.
I loved browns & creams & really wanted to create something in these colours. My only wish is that I had stamped my focal image in Smokey Grey Versafine to tone the colour down a bit & added some specks of melted gold embossing powder. Or even better, if I owned some Distress Embossing powder in Antique Linen I could have mixed the two together!

8 comments:

Karin said...

It's a beautiful elegant card, Paula.

Carol Q said...

lovely card Paula. the textured cardstock really added to the effect

Alette said...

Thank you Paula for your lovely answer. Melanie grew a lot since her childhood years. She got stronger so the bullying kids didn´t get what they thougt they would get, a shy kid with problems. And most of the bullying was done by our nextdoor neighbours. But I don´t care anymore, I pitty them a lot cause they don´t know any better :)
How are you doing these days? Hope all is OK

Alette

Pearl said...

lovely stamp that is ! I thinkit look sgreat in this ink color too !

lam said...

what a lovely card, so elegant and beautiful. love the colours

Micayla said...

Such a gorgeous card Paula. I have been loving all the mini's going on. I am in the process of doing one too and I love working on a smaller size for a change.
Hope you are well.
xx

ScrapArtDesign said...

Hi Paula! Love your Stile! Its so clean, simple and elegant!
Thank you for comment my blog! It makes me so happy!!!
The card is wonderfull!
Warm grettings from Austria!
Maria

Chris said...

Lovely elegant image. Love how you've put the whole thing together.