Sunday, 30 September 2012

Doily, Rosette & Butterfly Congratulations Card

Michelle, from the Card Grotto, recently got a new job and I sent this card to congratulate her and wish her success.  Michelle makes beautiful cards, she is a queen of CAS.  I wanted to use some lovely products and colours for her card but to try to keep it CAS.

As I said before, I arrived late to the rosette craze - and now I'm jumping on the doily bandwagon ages after everyone else it seems!  I've used the Cheery Lynn French Pastry doily die.  I was a tad apprehensive as it's a very detailed die but it cuts out really well.  The Paper Rosette die cut shape fits perfectly in the doily centre - ah, happiness!

I made a 5 3/4" square Pool Party card, used Whisper White CS for the doily and Wisteria Wonder dotty paper to make the rosette.  I die cut a Pool Party CS butterfly, brayered the inside of the Lacy Brocade folder with Pool Party ink and embossed the butterfly shape.  I added a fancy silver brad to the centre with a tiny rhinestone brad.  I stamped the Curly Cute sentiment, cut it out with a flag die and added a button.  I rounded the top right corner of the card and added 3 silver pearls to finish the card front.

Here's the inside of the card with spots, scallops and a sentiment.

Here's the front of the envelope.

A very happy card to make!  Although I'm not happy that I now cannot find my Lacy Brocade embossing folder anywhere.  I remember rinsing the ink from the folder in the bathroom - but I haven't set eyes on it since.  I've looked in all the usual places - then in unusual places with mounting desperation - but still no joy.  Most vexing!

Stamps: SU! Curly Cute & Four Frames sets, Hobby Art 'Sentiments' clear set
CS: SU! Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder & Whisper White

Patterned paper:  Pool Party & Wisteria Wonder dotty DSP
Ink: SU! Pool Party & Wisteria Wonder
Tools: SU! Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Cheery Lynn French Pastry doily die, Sizzix Paper Rosette Decorative Strip die, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax die, plain and scalloped circle Nestabilities dies, SU! Scallop Border & Decorative Label punches, Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper, hot glue gun

Embellishments & accessories: aqua button, fancy silver brad, rhinestone brad, silver pearls,  rhinestone jewel


1 comment:

kelly said...

I love this CAS card it has enough details to draw you in while still keeping to your clean and simple design!
The layering of doily and rosette looks great!
Kelly xx