The card is also for the current Ribbon Reel challenge - RR11, which has been set by Keilly and she's given us a lovely inspiration photo of the most magnificent Birthday cake. As usual we must feature the colours and have ribbon and/or lace on the card.
Darn just read the instructions again - and realised that the theme for the card should be Birthday - obviously really when it's a birthday cake! Hey ho! Mine's an anniversary card! Well I'll submit it anyway - maybe the girls won't notice ;)
There was only ever going to be one way for me to make this card and that was to use my Spellbinders nesties. And I used my nice new Grand Scalloped Circle to make the card. This is a large card measuring almost 7" in diameter - and it's turned out rather differently to my initial thoughts!!
I started off with an 8" square card and the Grand Calibur to cut out the base card, making sure I left part of the side intact. Next I cut complete plain circle which I sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer - the plan was for a very subtle shimmer. My spray bottle didn't help - I ended up with some rather large splats! Still looked okay, so I left it to dry. Meanwhile I stamped one of the large doilies onto some blue vellum, embossed with white powder and then cut it out. I also stamped a couple of the smaller doilies onto some pink paper, again doing a fussy cut! I also prepared the sentiment label - using one of the very pretty fancy tags.
I created the background by dividing the scalloped circles - using post-it notes - and then stamped the trellis pattern on the narrow edge and used several flourishes on the wide edge. In my first take on the card I did have a huge bit of frilly lace covering all the trellis pattern - but it just didn't look right, so I removed it and used this lovely satin ribbon over the join!! Finally, I added the doilies, the label sentiment and sweet brad. Not quite what I had in mind, but I think a much nicer card than it was.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse: Dainty Doilies - Large, Flourishes - Scallops & Dots, Pic-Nic Patterns, Say It with Style
Inks: Distress - Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
Spellbinders: Grand Big Scalloped Circles (LF-249) #6, Fancy Tags Two (S5-030)
Accessories: Cosmic Shimmer - Aqua Lagoon; Papermania - Inspirations Warm Tones; Stampin' Up! - Filigree Brad; Ribbon, vellum and card from stash
We had a super day out at the Food Festival yesterday - it was warm, sunny and really busy. I took loads of photos on my new camera - I feel it's going to be quite a big learning curve! What looked to be excellent on the camera, turned out to be not quite right when viewed large on the PC. The auto-focus (it'll be a while before I play with manual) didn't always focus on the subject!! Nearly, but not quite. I'll be going through the pictures this week and post a few later on.
Now - I'm off for breakfast and a quick tidy before heading off to craft class. Have a good day - see you tomorrow!