Friday, 1 June 2012

Fussy and Fancy DT Card

Good morning blogland!  Today sees a new challenge over at Fussy and Fancy.  This time we want to see your swirls and flourishes.  That can be anything from stamps, to stickers, to die cuts, the list goes on.

This is a large card at 8x8 as the stamp is massive and didn't look right on anything smaller.  The stamp is and Indigo Blu stamp called Ella Bella and is a new addition to my ever expanding stamp collection.  I stamped her in Perfect Medium and heat embossed with Stampendous embossing enamel.  To make the image stand a little more, I went round the image with a silver Papermania pencil and added some shading.  The edges of the topper and large mat were sprinkled with the same Stampendous enamel and heat embossed for a shabby look.  It was impossible to capture the lustrous effect of the enamel with my camera, it looks so much better in real life.  The stamped flourishes were done with Rhonna Farrer stamps and heat embossed with gold powder.
I kept the layout simple so as not to detract from the stamping, just matting and layering with different finishes of cardstock.  Some wide lace, ribbon, a bow and four large grey pearls were all that was needed to finish it off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Dutch Dare - #167 - pearls and swirls
The Paper Shelter - #66 - vintage/shabby chic
Crafts and Me  - ribbon
Deep Ocean - #26 - swirls
Ooh La La Creations - #106 - girly
Stamp and Create - for the ladies


  1. Beautiful Wendy...gorgeous image, love the edges, a fabulous effect..beautiful lace and swirls...gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Gorgeous card Wendy love everything about it. Hope you are well have a good day. Caroline xxx

  3. Love this technique Wendy, it's stunning!! Is there no end to your talents?

    Hope you feel better soon :-)

    xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


  4. Beautiful card Wendy, love the techniques you've used, that stamp is gorgeous and your design and details are all amazing!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  5. WOW!!!! This is just amazing. I love all the colours and textures you have used.

    All the best

  6. omword! is this ever gorgeous!!!! wow!

    thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your very sweet comment.

    hugs :)

  7. Gorgeous card and great techniques Wendy. Beautifully textured finish.

    Edna x

  8. So beautiful Wendy with an elegant finish:)x

  9. Lovely card, gorgeous image. Thanks for sharing at Ooh La La this week.

    Pat xx

  10. Lovely card, image and embossing too Wendy, hope you are feeling a bit better now too :) Viv xx

  11. Hi Wendy
    Oh this is stunning! Lovin the whole design and gorgeous colours too!
    Have a fabulous weekend hun :)

  12. Wendy your card is beautiful! I love the embossing and colour scheme you used, fantastic job :)


  13. Simply gorgeous Wendy...and enjoy the weekend too hun..:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  14. Oh Wendy this is beautiful, really classy. Hope you have a good weekend, hugs Teresa xx

  15. Stunning Card, Love the Design, Just Stunning. Have a gret weekend...

  16. Absolutely gorgeous card Wendy.
    Sue x

  17. Wowee Wendy! This is simply stunning. Love the embossing on the edge of your swirly cardstock. Great techniques and end result. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy crafting,
    Rachel x

  18. wow wendy this is a stunner..pam

  19. I know I keep saying this with each card you make, but this one is my favourite! You do so many fab cards that I love them all. This one is really inspiring, makes me wanna do something with the Stampendous embossing powders. Michelle x

  20. This is really, really beautiful Wendy! So very girly!
    Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week! :)
    Lizy DT x

  21. so beautiful wendy.this stamp is stunning and i love the effect of the embossing.
    thanks for joining in our challenge this week at Crafts and Me :D

    xx coops xx

  22. Ooooh beautiful Wendy - love the image and the colours are just perfect.

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend.


  23. beautiful card so pretty thanks so much for joining us at crafts and me this week
    hugs sara x x

  24. A very lovely delicate card. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter this week. Good luck with the challenge.
    Love n hugs

  25. Hi Wendy! This card is GORGEOUS! Its so very elegant and dainty! The pink pops against the silver! I hope that you are well and that you have a great weekend!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  26. Congratulations on your top 3 over at Crafts and Me - a very well deserved win :-)

    xx Sazzle xx


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