Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Delight in the Day...

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It has been so nice getting back into the groove of creating after my little break. I actually started this card yesterday -- it was my first attempt at the wonderful sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You. I abandoned it because I got an itch to make roses, which I didn't think fit with what I had in mind for this card. I don't like not finishing things I begin, so here is card number two for this week's sketch!
I wanted to make a card that would be appropriate for several occasions, but something feminine, classy and elegant. I began with the scalloped element from the sketch. I first die-cut the large scallop border, saving the negative. Next, I strung some pretty silver beads on clear thread, punching holes along each scallop peak and threading the beads into the scallops.
To create the circle windows, I first adhered the scallop negative piece to my patterened paper and then ran the whole thing through my Big Shot with circle dies in various sizes. To the back of the panel, I adhered some vellum to allow some soft light to shine through. Next, I framed each window with pink card stock and then die cut the elegant butterflies out of vellum. I used a rub-on sentiment on vellum and adhered it with vellum tape before using foam tape to assemble the entire card to a vellum card base. I was delighted with the finished card and pleased that it could be used for anything from a birthday to an anniversary.
BEAN NOTES: Stampin' Up Chatroom Rub-On; Memory Box Gossamer Designer Paper; Papertrey Ink Library Ledger Designer Paper; SU Pink Pirouette Card Stock; Sizzix for SU Beautiful Wings Embosslit; PTI Large Scalloped Border Die; Big Shot; Vellum Tape; Spellbinders Classic Circle Nestablilities; Foam Tape
HAPPY BEANS: Silver Beads (generic); Clear Thread (generic); PTI Vellum Card Stock

27 comments:

Kim said...

Elegance personified!

Leslii@Studio 23 said...

Wow wee!! That is a really pretty card. I love it.

CraftyPauline said...

Great card I love the idea - very pretty!
Pauline x

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I love the pearled scallops! Great job with the Moxie Fab challenge!!

♥♥♥Lea

Allison said...

So beautiful! Love the vellum windows and butterflies!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gor to the geous!!!!!

Shelley Germann said...

Just love those vellum butterflies!!! Even better that there are three. You did a super job with the sketch!

Pattie said...

absolutely beautiful!

Linda Callahan said...

Elegant and gorgeous!

Courtney said...

oh wow - love all the vellum!!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh how elegant! Love the vellum butterflies! :)

Pam~ said...

Another stunning card! When I first saw your card, I thought your beads were all brads and was thinking you must have spent all day putting them in. LOL Have a great day!

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Oooohhh... so pretty! Love it.

Suzie said...

What a lovely, soft card, Regina! I LOVE the butterflies, too, of course! And your addition of the strung silver beading is an amazing idea! Thanks so much!

Suzie

Belinda said...

So pretty! Love the silver beading!

Jenny said...

Very pretty, so lovely glad to find your blog hope you come by for a visit :) :)

Carla Bazhenow said...

Regina, this is beautiful. I so love everything about it. Awesome job!!! Hugs, Carla

Trinh said...

This is gorgeous and a wonderful interpretation of the sketch!
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cardsbyginashaw.com said...

So beautiful! Glad you're back from your break! Love, love, love the use of the vellum. Terrific card, as always! So much to learn from you!

Tanya said...

Fantastic card, so dreamy, love the vellum just beautiful!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Absolutely EXQUISITE!!! WOW!!

Kazan Clark said...

positively gorgeous! Always impeccably made Ms. Regina
Hugs

Sylvia said...

Wonderful card! I love the butterflies!

~amy~ said...

incredibly gorgeous....a ginormous congrats to you!!!!

Sylvia said...

Congratulations, Regina! You will make a great design team member!

WhiteRacoon said...

Congratulations! Lovely card! The embossed vellum butterflies are so airy and light - I love them =) And the bead string is an interesting solution =) very cute =)

Cath said...

Hey Regina! Thanks for entering the Let's Do Classy & Elegant Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)