Sunday 15 April 2012

Pearl anniversary card

I was commissioned to make a Pearl Anniversary card. I've used the sketch for Sketch challenge blog 2:

I used various pearlised papers that unfortunately don't show up very well here - difficult to get a photo because of the sheen. The fancy edged circle was cut with a nestie and matted on to gold. The punched strip is a Martha Steward punch and the flowers are MS too - I thought the card needed a bit of colour despite trying to stick to the 'pearl' theme, which is also why I chose to include gold. The sentiment was generated on the computer with codes for gold printing - better IRL. I've had the sprays of pearls for ages, so they came in handy. The gold glittered strips are by Paper Cellar.

I'm linking for these challenges:

Pile it on 16: pop it up - the flowers are popped up
Sentimental Sundays 98: frame it
Do you stack up 67: glitter/bling
St Luke's April: bling
Totally Gorjuss 127: bling
Bizzy Becs April: add some texture
Sugar creek hollow 7: die cuts or punches - I've used both
It's all about the vintage and beauty 17: circles
The poodles parlour: going round in circles
ABC: N for neutral
Stampin sisters in Christ 135: use something transparent - the anniversary strip is vellum
Paper pretties Monday challenge: use lots of layers (3 or more)
The pink elephant 143: flowers
Crafty creations 165: flower power
2 sisters 87: flowers
Lily pad: flower challenge
Card and scrap 30: use flowers
Paperminutes 212: spring flowers
Cute card Thursday 212: spring flowers
Deep ocean 23: song inspiration - I keep on loving you
Use it Tuesday 29: anything goes (using up papers I've had for quite some time)
Scrapbook sisters card challenge 79: anything goes
Anything goes 64: anything goes
Prairie fairy Fridays 76: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 77: anything goes
Make it Monday 85
Inspire me Fridays 54
52 card pickup 15

I'm also showing this for the May Guest Designer call on Craft your passion

Suzie's 365 day 106: alive

I've just had a wander in the garden to take some pictures for Suzie's day 106: alive - there are signs of life after the stagnation of winter: