Sunday, 17 April 2011

Elegance

Hi everyone. This week I was inspired from two different sources. One was the Magnolia Stamps magazine and the other was Cristina Re papers.
I love the elegance of the Cristina Re papers and I knew I could create stunning backgrounds for my cards similar in look to these with Dreamweaver stencils.

I used a lustre cardstock with Dreamweaver
LX 7001 Tapestry stencil with white embossing medium. The motif was cut out of the same cardstock with a nestabilities die and shaded around the perimeter with blue ink before using white embossing medium and LL 3011 Lovebirds heart. Glitter was added to the lovebirds while the medium was wet. The dry motif was mounted onto the card with foam squares after the ribbon with rhinestone buckle was attached to the topper and then affixed to the white card base. It was then just a matter of adding the embellishments.

I was tempted to add more to this card but I think it would have been too much of a good thing so I let the elements speak for themselves. I masked off the perimeter of the card with low tack white tape before I started then added the design with black embossing medium on gold metallic cardstock. This design is the same as the Tapestry stencil on the first card but in actual fact the stencil is smaller and is called Damask LJ 907. The actual size of the pattern is also smaller than Tapestry. I wanted to add black flock to this but couldn't lay my hands on it before the medium had started to dry.
I finished the card with a strip of black cardstock then mounted the rhinestone buckle which had silver edged and plain black organza bows threaded through it onto the black strip.



Both of these cards were simple in construction and design but I think they are both beautiful even if I do say so myself. Having beautiful stencils to work with helps a lot.

Julie.