Saturday, 5 January 2013

Something New

This is the card I made for the Totally Papercrafts Something New challenge that unfortunately I couldn't share with you on time. We have two sponsors this week, Meljen and Bearly Mine - please stop by the TPC blog for the links and info about the prizes. The internet connection is down to just 2 bars today meaning it's agony trying to get around or do the link ups .. .. ..

I have used another of my old vintage rubber stamps from ebay so I have no idea who made it, but it is one that I have used a few times for a classic design of card.  I've coloured with Copics and inked the edges with a soft pink chalk ink to take off the stark white.  Again I've used up a couple of digi patterned papers from the enormous stash pile, one on the background and one cut with my new Anja trellis design Marianne die with it's matching plain background die cut from white card. After layering up the two pieces I cut them in half to peek out either side of my image.  A strip of lace and more Marianne diecuts to decorate then a final sprinkling of gems finished things off.  This is the first time I've cut the big flower dies and scored them to create the dimension - the finished flower reminds me of a magnolia blossom, what do you think?  I don't usually go for such big blooms on my cards when I have an image for the main focus, so just kept to the single flower with the filigree sprays.

These are the Marianne dies I used:
LR0236 Anja's Large Ovals for the trellis and the swirly spray
LR0192 for the spiky sprays
LR0168 & LR0169 for the flower
LR0111 for the stamens

When and if I can, I shall come back and link my card to the Craft Catz blog challenge and Stampin' For the Weekend where it's anything goes for both.  Over on the Our Creative Corner blog the theme is for aqua + pink + a flower, so fits my card perfectly!


  1. Lovely card and enjoy your use of the trellis die.

  2. So beautiful and elegant!

    love Mags B x

  3. What an amazing card!! wow!!

  4. Lovely soft combination of pale blue with the pale pink against the white. - love that bloom too & your filigree leaves.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. what a beautiful image and such a pretty card
    Lisa x

  6. Beautiful card Annie, that is such a sweet image. Looks like you've overcome the problems uploading pix to Blogger then thank goodness !

    Loving all the Marianne's dies you're using at the moment, all very pretty.

  7. Hello there...
    gorgeous card hun, thanks for joining in with or challenge this week at CRAFTY CATZ x Carol

  8. This is stunning Annie. I love the image and all your delicate detailing looks gorgeous
    Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge

  9. oh wow loving this and thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Catz

  10. A stunning vintage array of pink and aqua and you've definitely completed the challenge of including a flower with those GORGEOUS flowers on your card. Wonderful design. :)

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Our Creative Corner. Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again next week!
    Lisa xx


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