Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Fragile Beauty

Im sorry I havent posted anything for a few days but Ive been rather busy, and today Ive been to a funeral, but I did manage to finish this card, I do so hope you like it.

Ive used the Fragile Beauty stamp from the Country Cousins set, from Funky Kits. I stamped the image onto white card and coloured her with my Karisma Pencils, then cut her out with my Octagon Nestabilitie die, and used a scalloped one for the mount.

The base card is a 8"x 8" and then I have layered it up by firstly using a pink pearlescent card on this I have used a pink flowered paper, then for second layer I have used a dark piece of mauve pearlescent card and run it through my cuttlebug using one of the embossing folders, the pattern is actually debosed as I had it upside down, but I thought it looked ok and decided to use it as it was. On top of this I have layered up two more mounts but this time I have used pale mauve pearlescent card and on these I have put two more patterned papers. On all the mounts I have used metallic pens around the edges.

On the top mount I have stuck some flourishes that I have punched out of a piece of the bottom flowered paper, and have stuck some little flower gems among the curls. Across the bottom mount I have put a greeting that was punched out with the ribbon label die, and used a pink spotted grosgrain ribbon threaded through the two holes at either end, the ends of the ribbon were then stuck to the back of the base mount. I have also stuck three more of the flower gems to the side of the bottom mount.

I have then stuck the mounted stamped image to the centre of the two mounts, and finished of the card with six of multi coloured Hydrangea petals, which I have layered up and put a brad through the centre of each, then stuck a silk pink rose on top of the brad. On the bottom one I have hung a butterfly charm. They were attached to the card with silicone glue with some punched out leaves arranged around them.


Denise said...


This is one adorable card!! Love the pink!!

Riet said...

Wowww Shirley,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Julie said...

Lovely card. I love pink and purple. Ive done that with the cuttlebug and had to use the debossed side!
Julie x

Carole said...

Another beautiful card Shirley, such pretty colours you've used.
Carole x

Linda said...

Shirley! I love this card! Actually, I love all your creations! You put so much into everything you make - you're awesome! I especially love the shades of purple and pink that you used. Thanks for sharing! xoxo, Linda

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Shirley this is utterly fab and awesome. I love your colours and the image and the title all fits so perfectly together. I always comment on the colours because I think this is one of my weaknesses and I find such pleasure looking at the way people match them.

Lorraine x