Thursday, 17 January 2013

Diamonds are Forever

This week on Cute Card Thursday we want to see a little diamond sparkle on your creations, so bling it up! Our sponsor is Whimsy Stamps with a choice of 5 digi stamps as the prize.

I have inked up one of my old style wood block Penny Black stamps, cut out with a Marianne scallop circle die and coloured with Copics plus a touch of diamond dust here and there.  I've made an easel card and always find them difficult to photograph, but here goes .. .. ..

I have had the pretty lace in my stash for ages, and the text is from a clear Papermania set that I've had a while too.  The pretty pink papers are new though (I know I said I wouldn't buy any more) and from the Me to You Spring Chic 6"x6" paper stack - all very pretty and double sided too so if you don't like one side there's always the other!  The flowers are made with pearl paper that is old and I have a stack of it so no doubt you will see lots of pearly white flowers over the next few months .. .. these are made with Marianne's die set LR0145 using the smallest, middle and largest dies then curving with a big ball tool and simply stacking one on top of another with a diamond in the middle

This is a close up of the text and some of the flowers.  I've added diamond Stickles to the swirls and leaves to keep with the challenge theme, but it is looking rather blue under certain light and hardly showing up at all in some of the pictures.

Here's the list of Marianne dies I used on this card:
large scallop circle LR0112
text cut with LR0116 and swirl from the same set
leaves LR0117
flowers LR0145

The theme on the One Stop Craft blog is 'New Beginning' - I think a wedding card is very apt for that so will enter my card with them.  Over on the Die-ing for a Challenge blog the theme is Celebrations so I can enter with them too.


  1. Beautiful card Annie, the lace is so pretty and I love the pearl flowers

  2. Your card is so lovely Annie, that image is really sweet and I love how you created the easel card. Once again, gorgeous diecuts !

  3. Just beautiful Annie. That image is so sweet and the embellishments are lovely. I have some of that gorgeous lace too, adding it makes a card really special.

    Kat xx

  4. Annie this is so beautiful such a lovely image and the detail is just superb!! Chanellexx

  5. Oh this is so beautiful Annie.
    Sweet image - perfectly coloured and the flowers are stunning.
    Debs xx

  6. WOWZER girl!! This is really amazing!! Love the lace and design details Annie! HUGS

  7. This is truly gorgeous ... I love the beautiful image & always adore easel cards & those flowers are AMAZING !!! Where do you find that wonderful Pearl Paper. I've looked every where for some ...

  8. This is a beautiful weddingcard Annie!
    Hugs nicolet

  9. This is so beautiful! I've never seen that Penny Black image before - it's adorable!

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  11. oh wow, this is stunning Annie, love all the detail!

  12. Oh this is stunning Annie. What an adorable couple and a glorious card! Love it! hugs, Lesley

  13. A beautiful wedding card.

    Thank you for joining us this week at One Stop Crafts in our New Beginnings challenge.


  14. Oh what a gorgeous card Annie and love the sweet image.

  15. Oh this is so beautiful Annie, I adore this PB image and a great design too!


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