Thursday 17 May 2012

Teacups and Glitter!

I made this card for this month's friendship swap over on Docrafts.  It's always so nice to get something handcrafted through the post, it never fails to make me smile.
The stamp, papers and die cut sentiment are all from the new Papermania Lucy Cromwell range.  The paper stack is to die for with the pretty colours and lush glittering.  The stamped image has been coloured with Promarkers and glazed with Anita's 3D Gloss.  The gloss seemed to react with the coloured image slightly and bleach certain areas, but it looks quite nice, if a little unexpected.  The bright pink looks much brighter in the photo than it actually looks too.
The lace border punch is my favourite Martha Stewart one, the bunting was made with my mega handy Stampin' Up punch and the flowers were made with nellie Snellen punches.
I inked the edges of the scalloped blank with one of my new limited edition spring Distress Inks, Peacock Feathers.
An assortment of gems, glass nuggets and lashings of glamour dust add a girly finish.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafting Life's Pieces - #47 - sketch
Let's Ink It Up - #23 - bling
Just Keep on Creating - #2 - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - # 127 - a touch of sparkle


  1. Wow Wendy, what a brilliant card for the card swop, your layout is great as is the colouring :)x

  2. Lovely subtle colours. A pretty image too. Elaine

  3. Beautiful card Wendy, I love the colours together x

  4. gorgeous card Wendy, really pretty. xx

  5. Gorgeous card Wendy, love the colours. Marlene

  6. stunning card wendy,your colours and design are gorgeous and i love the image :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Oh this is beautiful! I love the image, and the slight bleached effect just adds to the shabby chic charm. I love how you've put everything together. Thanks for sharing your card with us at LIIU, and good luck.

    Maria x

  8. Really like the soft colours in your card, they are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it at LIIU and good luck. Hugs, Marion

  9. This shabby chic card is fantastic! Love it! Thanks for joining in all the fun at the bling challenge for Lets Ink It Up!

  10. Fab card, love the bling. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU this month. Good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne

  11. Love the glazed look of the image! Perfectly distressed and a definite super fun gift for the swap! thanks so much for taking on Chelseas' sketch this month at CLP! Good luck to you.

  12. such a lovely friendship card, the main image is just beautiful. the card has a subtle look that is just lovely

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge up asap :)


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