Friday, October 12, 2012

Simply the Best...

This is one of "those" cards that started in one direction, and wound up going another. When I die cut the card and added the patterned papers to the front, I had one idea for it.  Then I started assembling the floral cluster, and once I added a bit of Stickles glitter to the tulle layer, the card took a decidedly "icy" turn. :)

It began to look like a winter flower...and that's the new direction I let it go, by adding a silver and sparkly center, and white punched mini floral branches...and a bit of inking and glitter on the leaves of the larger branch die cut.  So, although the colors aren't what you'd traditionally consider "winter colors," the card definitely has a fall/winter feel to it.

The floral cluster starts with a loopy-edged die cut, then a tea-dyed and gathered piece of cotton lace, topped with a double layer of gathered tulle sprinkled with Stickles glitter, and finally some cream and white small branch punches and a glittery floral center with white sequins, silver beads, and clear crystals...

After die-cutting the leafy branch, I distressed it with random swipes of brown ink and topped it with a dusting of clear German glass glitter for a wintery feel...

The white crocheted lace was "faux tea-dyed"  (I didn't have the time to actually dye it in tea, but sprayed it with Tea Dye Distress Ink diluted with distilled gives a very similar effect). I like this sentiment because of its versatility...aside from a wonderful friendship greeting, it's also perfect as a thank you...

Patterned papers: BoBunny Gabrielle collection      Sentiment stamp: Technique Tuesday
Dies: Tim Holtz On the Edge/Brackets; Memory Box Quinn Flourish; Sizzix Flowers Branches and Leaves
Punch: Martha Stewart Medium Branch      Flower center: Prima Raja Sequin Silver
Pearls: Recollections      Lace:
Miscellaneous: clear German glass glitter, Crystal Stickles, tulle, cotton lace

Thanks for visiting's wishing you a fun and relaxing weekend!


  1. Love all your cards! They're amazing and fabulous!

  2. Wow. this is stunning.. love that flower!

  3. wow stunning card as always love viewing your work truly perfect in every detail hugs sassyxxxxxxxx

  4. This is beautiful!! I love that gorgeous flower!!

  5. This card is great...I love the twist the flower took...adding the glitter to the branch of leaves and keeping it a pale color too is just perfect.


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