Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Best wishes ....

.... hello everyone - it's very cold and frosty this morning, but looks lovely!  Last night I made a card for a couple of challenges:


Stamps: Designed by Claire Coxon - free with Creativity (UK craft magazine)
Inks: Memento - Rich Cocoa; Distress - Antique Linen; Stampin' Up! - Night of Navy
Dies: Spellbinders - Floral Ovals (S4-356) #4
Accessories: Design Paper - Kaisercraft - Periwinkle; Promarkers - Lime Zest, Pear Green, China Blue, Midnight Blue, Satin; Sakura Stardust Pen - Clear; Cuttlebug EF - D'vine Swirls; Card from stash


This card came together really quickly. I really like the simplicity of the design and these colours are just gorgeous!  There is a subtle tone-on-tone pattern in the backing paper that's really pretty with lots of flowers and leaves.  I cut the elegant frame using the largest of the Floral Oval dies.  I made the central panel by cutting around the inside of the die with a scalpel, then I embossed it and added some colour to highlight the pattern.  The elegant lady is a free stamp that came with a UK craft magazine.  I stamped the image in Rich Cocoa and coloured with Promarkers, adding a touch of sparkle on the edge of her shawl and on the trim to her dress.  I used a scalpel to cut out the image as I wanted it to look like she's standing in front of the panel.  I stamped Best Wishes into the corner.  Clean, simple and elegant - just like Ben's grandmother.

Have a great day - see you soon.

10 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

A very elegant card Deborah and love the Art Deco image which you have coloured beautifully...

Anne

anya said...

What an elegant card, Deborah! I love the fancy die cut frame and your coloring. The touch of sparkle is perfect! Thank you for being a regular player at the Play Date Cafe!

Julia Aston said...

Love the sparkle on your elegant Miss, Deborah!

Melody said...

Elegant card and great image stamp!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your brightly emblazoned young lady certainly takes away the cold and frosties, Deborah!!

Shannon White said...

Wowie Deb!! This is Just Gorgeous! Love your Wonderful vintage image and the lovely embossing behind her! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Sharron said...

She's so lovely, Deborah! The colors work great and I love the elegant die cut frame and touches of sparkle!

Kim Heggins said...

What a beauty!! Such a stunning card.

Audrey Ann said...

Oh so beautiful and STUNNING! I love your colors and wonderful sparkle - beautifully done!!! Hugs, Audrey

Alicia said...

She is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

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