Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wow! 2 Cards In A Week


I have really outdone myself! 2 cards within 7 days! Wow! I hope it's a sign of good things to come.

The image, Holly Snowflake by Impression-Obsession, was stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold on Neenah Classic Crest Super Smooth Natural 80lb. Cover cardstock. It was heat embossed to dry it and then painted with Twinkling H2O's Rose Petal and Olive Vine. Mark Richards Crystal Stickers 2mm, 3mm, and 5mm pearls were used from the center outward and 2mm Pink rhinestones were used for the Holly Berries. Stickles Rose Quartz (retired) glitter glue was used for the bows. I tried leaving the bows Rose Petal and the whole card just looked blah! Even with Glossy Accents applied. So it had to get some glitter. :-)

The first background is Neenah Classic Crest Super Smooth Natural 80lb. Cover cardstock embossed with Cuttlebug's Textile Texture embossing folder. The ends were punched using Fiskars Holly Border Punch. The punch-out holly leaves were painted with Twinkling H2O Olive Vine and mounted where they came out! Now that is 'Green'. Mark Richards Pink 2mm rhinestones were mounted for the berries. Stickles Rose Quartz was used to highlight the texture randomly.

Stardream Chiara Rose Quartz was used behind that. The ends were first embossed with the Swiss Dot folder from Cuttlebug's A2 Borders Just My Type folder, then punched using the Fiskars Leave It to Weaver Border Punch. The ribbon is from Michaels and was turned half way on each top weave through the punched area.

The very bottom of the Background layers is plain Neenah Classic Crest Super Smooth Natural 80lb. Cover cardstock. It was a very different card and I had no idea where I was going. Ha!

Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

59 comments:

LadyDoc said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria Matter said...

Well, Shirley, when you do post a card...it certainly is worth the wait! Absolutelty gorgeous!!!
Again, I just really appreciate your attention to detail!!
Blessings, Maria

dpkennedy said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous! Thank you for your sweet comment on my parade pictures! You are too kind!

Theresa said...

I agree with Maria, definitely worth the wait! I am so loving this card. The woven ribbon treatment is awesome!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Beautiful!! I just love how you wove the ribbon up the sides!!
hugs, Jami

The Country Rose said...

WOW!!! Shirley, that is so gorgeous!!!

Barb

Elena said...

So beautiful! Love the colors! Love how you wove the ribbon!

Vicky Gould said...

What a beauty - love the ribbon treatment - bet that took awhile!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely! Gorgeous ribbon, little holly accents on the embossing. Beautiful work.

Cheryl said...

Simply beautiful as always Shirley. I really like the way you did your ribbon on this one.

Lyn S said...

Shirley this is so so beautiful! Your cards are always so unique, I love seeing each and every one!

mochamama said...

Shirley this card is exquisite! I love your color choices!

Jackie said...

Stunning! Your cards are always so beautiful, you take such care and pay attention to every little detail.

Beth said...

Gorgeous Shirley the things you do with ribbons and glitz spectacular.

Wanda H said...

Shirley, this card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the colors and the layers and how you did the ribbon and all the details... really totally gorgeous!!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Shirley, so soft and pretty.

fishlips said...

Ok now this one just leaves me totally speechless...Fantastic !!!!!

Sharon said...

Shirley...this is a beautiful card!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Wow Shirley, This is FABULOUS. The ribbon, the details, WOWZER Girl!

Orion Designs said...

What a gorgeous, feminine card! I love the lacy look and the ribbon work.
Vicki

Tammi said...

Wow! Another beauty! That is so cool how you did the ribbon, gorgeous effect!

Ann said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and bling! :D

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW Shirely!! This is gorgeous!! ;) TFS!

friedmsw said...

Amazing! Absolutely amazing! Gorgeous!

retiredheather said...

Guess I gotta go and order this stamp eh Shirley. Fantastic card. Love all the details.
Happy Holidays
Heather

Free Spirit said...

OMG !!! You did a spectacular job. I want you as a tutor. mentor LOl !!! love it, just love it !

Etha said...

ohhhhh the bling and the ribbon,m WOW! such a beautiful card, more like a work of art!!

Joanne said...

Oh Shirley, it's GORGEOUS! I just love it! The colors are so soft and pretty too...

Julia Aston said...

This is so pretty Shirley! I love the woven ribbon!

Helena said...

WOW! This is amazing! I love that ribbon!!

Free Spirit said...

Shirley,

I need to talk with you. I have so many questions. Can you give me your number or call me at 775-830-6377. NO need to publish this. My e-mail is esplandry@sbcglobal.net. I have free long distance so I can call you.

Thanks.

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous!! I love all the embossing and ribbon!!...Hugs, Ila

Femin Susan said...

wooooooooow !!!!!!!!!!! that cards are toooooooo good for words.

Atty said...

What a pretty card, love the pinks and the added details.

Candy said...

Wow this is stunning Shirley, love the pink & green together and your ribbon treatment!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my Gosh. That is SO beautiful...................wow!!!!!

Kim Etherington said...

Wow Shirley.. your cards are so detailed and intricate.. true works of art! 2 in a week.. I guess you'd take half a year to get 42 done, eh. lol.

craftimamma said...

Shirley, I am not surprised you can only usually manage one card a week. The amount of work and patience you put into each work of art is amazing and the outcome is beautiful. Lesley

Rina said...

Such a gorgeous card Shirley. Oh my, you've been busy. I admire you!

Lavender Rose said...

This is stunning, such wonderful attention to detail. I just saw your beautiful nature theme card on Phree's blog and followed the link!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Absolutely incredible! I love the texture and the colours are dreamy. It's a work of art. You are SO inspiring! :O)

Lavender Rose said...

Hi Shirley :) just popped back on to thank you for all the lovely comments you made on the cards on my blog. You made my day, thanks so much :) Denise xxx

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Omgosh this is sooooo elegant and delicate and just drop dead gorgeous!!!

THE PAPER HANDMAIDEN said...

Your talent is amazing. It's like I make cakes with Pillsbury and you make them from scratch with the flour you made from the wheat you grew. Most exquisite card.

Stamp and Smile said...

Fantastic!! I just love your card. Such soft colors and I'm a sucker for snowflakes!! Cool snowflakes on your blog... fun!! Michelle :)

Tasha said...

Shirley this card is so beautiful, your designs always inspire inspiration in me. Thanks for your comments on my blog sorry i havent got back to you sooner im still not feeling 100%. However Millie is fabulous thank you, we helped my mother errect her christmas tree and decorate her house this weekend (i watched as they did the hard work) and Millie seems ever so excited - she loves the snow globes that my mother has at christmas and the santa that my mum bought especially for millie which is in the kitchen, she is having so much fun. I am trying to teach her about baby jesus and mary etc as i do not want her to think christmas is all about presents. So far she has understood that baby jesus was born in a stable and that mary was his mother but jesus was God's son not bad for a 2 yr old! lol
Hope your christmas preparations are going to plan.
Hugs
Tasha xx

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Gorgeous colors and details!

LOL at the pg 123 quote you left!!! :D Thanks for playing along!!!

Anne said...

What an intricate, card Shirley. The more I look at it the more I see. Great work :)

Peet said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley!!! beautiful colors!

Donna said...

This is a lovely card! adore the ribbon treatment on the sides & love all the bling (and the snowflakes falling on your blog - neat)

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful card, Shirley. The way you did the ribbon is gorgeous.
Karen x

Jessy said...

Shirley- this is a GORGEOUS card with such delicate, beautiful details!! WOW. :)

Phree said...

Just gorgeous, love the colours you used.

deb mills said...

shirley, this card is just gorgeous! i love the colors, detail, and femininity of it!
and thanks so much for the lovely comments you've been leaving on my blog. they're much appreciated!

Shirley Fyfe said...

Another simply amazing card Shirley - the colours are just perfect!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Wow..a PINK snowflake card??? what could be better? I lOVE it!!!

Brittany Kayy said...

I really like this.. WOW!!! <333

LttlChk said...

I am IN LOVE with this card! BEAUTIFUL!

-Crystal-

Ann said...

Fabulous fabulous card - can't believe all the detail in it.

the ribbon threading looks amazing.

Ann xxx

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