Well, as we’re waiting (not so) patiently for the Papertrey Release I thought I’d show you a card today that I really love!
I really enjoyed playing with Damask Designs again in my last card, and I also really loved how the flower turned out in this card, so I thought I’d combine the two for a ‘best of both worlds’ kind of thing! Here’s what I ended up with:
I’m just over the moon with how this card turned out!! It’s so pretty and elegant, I just want to keep looking at it all the time!!
I started with a piece of Berry Sorbet cardstock and stamped my damask pattern using Vintage Cream ink. I then trimmed to size and stamped the flourish leaves from Turning a New Leaf using Dark Chocolate ink. Love how some of the damask shines through that Dark Chocolate! As the damask is very elegant I wanted to create a bit of contrast so I distressed the edges then applied the VintageTouch Tea Dye Duo to the frayed edges.
Next I stamped one of the flowers from In Bloom on Berry Sorbet cardstock using Dark Chocolate ink. I cut out very carefully then applied some Martha Stewart glue to the centre. I then added some brown Martha Stewart tinsel glitter. Really love the effect that it gives – not too showy but still stunning! I adhered the bloom in place using Pinflair to give some depth off the base.
I punched a piece of Rustic White cardstock using my EK Success punch and adhered to the Berry Cardstock layer. I took a smaller piece of the same cardstock and stamped the sentiment from 2009 Autumn Tags using Dark Chocolate ink. I adhered in place with Pinflair.
I adhered the panel to my Kraft card base with more Pinflair but decided there was something ‘missing’ so I added a strip of Scor Tape and sprinkled on some Martha Stewart fine crystal glitter. I think it added just the touch I needed!
So I’d love to hear what you think of this card! I really love this one and think it might go on display pride of place somewhere in my home! Thank you for stopping by and leaving some love if you chose to do so, you know how much I appreciate each and every one of your comments! Enjoy the rest of the Release Party and I hope you all get what you want!! :o)
15 thoughts on “Enjoy”
Such a pretty card, i love all the details!
This card is perfection! I really love everything about it. Gorgeous!!!
I can see why you are over the moon for this card Taheerah! It's simply amazing. A.MAZE.ING! I first thought that glitter strip was sheer ribbon and had to blow the photo up to look more closely at it! Soo, so pretty. You've outdone yourself.
Indeed really elegant I also love the way the card looks.
This really is elegant. I really like the glitter centre on that flower. I'm thinking I need to go hunt down that EK Success punch.
Gorgeous card! That is so cool how the white damask shows through the brown leaves!
Lovely card, Taheerah! I love the soft colors on this and how well the distressing goes with the elegant damask and glitter. You're right to put it on display, it will give you a smile everytime you'll look at it 🙂
Taheerah I ADORE it! The colors are FABULOUS.. I agree put it out somewhere in your home where you can look at it often! 🙂 (I do that sometimes before I send them off! LOL!)
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So pretty! I love the softness of the cream on berry cardstock – lovely job! Did you buy lots then? 🙂
Very lovely design!! elegant!
Lovely card Miss T! I really love the damask background, and the softness of it, so lovely!
Love it! So soft and pretty. I love Damask you used, that has been on my wish list for a while it just keeps taking a back seat to all the new release stuff! Great job!
Beautiful! It's a gorgeous combination of color, stamps and technique. Great job!!
T ……. great card. I would be looking at it too all day if it were in my house!! Super beautiful!!!
Pretty card! I don't have that EK Success punch- now I need it! 🙂