Thursday, 19 June 2014

Best wishes

Hello everyone, thanks for dropping by here and I very much hope your month is going well, be it summer or winter where you are....

It's my turn to share a project for  the Spellbinders International Flair blog .
As it so happened I needed a card, and though I don't create cards often, I decided to do one for this occasion, using both some older and some newer Spellbinder dies.
These are the Spellbinder products I used:
A2 Matting Basics B
Royal Wings 3D embossabilities folder
Grateful Lattice Expandable Pattern
Ribbon Banners
Tattered Blossoms (Heartfelt Creations Dies)
Other products:
Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossoms Pre-cut set,
Tattered Angels Chalk Board glimmer mists
Distress Inks
Home made spray inks
Golden brand Iridescent Gold acrylic paint
Rock Candy Distress Glitter
Paper Clay butterfly embellishment made with Martha Stewart mould.
Sentiment stamp

I started by cutting a piece of card with the largest of the matting basics dies and ran it through my chosen Embossabilities folder.
Next I cut a piece of the Grateful Lattice and cut it to the size of my base card
 I then stamped my chosen flowers in Hydrangea Archival ink and cut and embossed them with the matching die. I also cut and embossed my chosen feathers. I inked them while still in the die.

I coloured my background card with my Chalk Board Glimmer and home made mists and darkened the colours with Chipped Sapphire DI. I also added a bit of gold acrylic paint for extra sparkle
I trimmed the piece of Lattice so that it would only cover part of the card and coloured with more spray inks for a distressed look.
Next I inked my flowers with Chipped Sapphire DI and shaped them with a flower shaping tool. I fitted a little spacer bead in the centers.
I inked my feathers with spray mists in similar colours to the background. I added some Distress Glitter to both the flowers and the feathers.
I cut one of the leaves from the Foliage die set and coloured it with Iced Spruce  and Bundled Sage DI and shaped and distressed the petals with a flower shaping tool again.
I stamped my chosen sentiment onto the ribbon banner
I layered it all up as you can see below and tucked the little butterfly behind the flowers.

I matted my background panel first onto white and then blue card and that was it.

Nothing special really, but I enjoyed making it and I hope you like it...

Thank you for visiting and have a creative week!


maria's knutselplezier said...

Beautifull card Astrid , I love your colour use a lot !! Great image too!!!


Karen Garrard said...

Astrid as always your work is so delightful! Love the feathers, butterflies and those flowers too. Beautifully put together! Also wanted to say thankyou for your visit and kind words. Karen.x

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous tag, love those embellishments, hey look great on the wonderful background. Valerie

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

A very beautiful card, Astrid. Fantastic make

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh Astrid! This is just fantastic - absolutely amazing composition made with this masterly special techniques..
Happy Thursday!

Maryann Laursen said...

An absolut stunning card here today again Astrid. You just seems to be able to do something very special every time and always come up with a masterpiece and definitely also today. I love it.

Sue said...

Hello Astrid,
I think you have made an excellent job of the Bg, it looks stunning and finishing the card off with interesting elements makes for a beautiful card.

brenda said...

What a work of art Astrid and what an amazing finished piece of artwork. And the colours are so rich and lush, love it.

B x

Dagmar said...

I love your card - fantastic colours and great Details!!!!

Von said...

How beautiful Astrid !!! :)
Von ♥

Chris Warner said...

This is beautiful Astrid! A gorgeous blend of colours and a stunning layout with great elements, love it! Chris xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Absolutely beautiful Astrid so much texture and your colours are stunning


scrappyToo ~Veerle said...

You say "nothing special really..." well I love it, there is so much to discover and the colors are beautifull.

rachel said...

I think its special astrid - its stunning - a real magical quality about it - love it xx

chrissies said...

It looks very special Astrid with the wonderful textures and stunning additions.

Love Chrissie x

Maryanne said...

This is a beautiful card, Astrid! I love the colors and the trellis looks so old and patinaed! Beautiful!

Joan said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love everything,the colours,the lattice,flowers,so beautifully composed. I see several things to go on my must have list, the lattice for one thing! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog


Jennie Atkinson said...

A fabulous card Astrid - the background is amazing and all those wonderful textures and colours. The trellis is just gorgeous! Jennie x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Ha! Nothing special the lady said! Everything you create is special Astrid and this gorgeous card is no exception. Amazing colour and awesome textures and I adore the delightful handmade flowers and feathers. Everything is just beautiful!!! ox

Martina2801 said...

Your imagination is endless, Astrid........thank you for sharing, I love this card!

Dorthe said...

Just in time for midsummer, which we celebrate in Denmark 23`th of June.
It makes me think of Shakespeare and his : A Midsummer Night's Dream- I can see the fairies hide between your beautiful flowers and dansing with the butterfly in the golden midnight glow!! So beautiful, dear Astrid!

Corrie Herriman said...

I wouldn't call it : nothing special !! In my eyes it is very special ! Wondeful card, Astrid !
Corrie x

Kelly_Deal said...

Gorgeous card! said...

It IS very special & very beautiful too. I love the feathers.

Buttons said...

Superb Astrid. You've really shown off so many of the dies and that fabulous embossing plate to their best advantage here. Great choice of colours too. Jenny x

Meggymay said...

A stunning card, the background and details are beautiful.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A stunning project with great texture. Love the color combination.

Brenda Brown said...

Oh wow Astrid, this is a wonderful card full of texture and energy. I love all the elements you have added and put together so skilfully xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Astrid, Love the texture & beautiful blends of colour... the design & flowers are Fabulous... Have a happy weekend ahead... Hugs May x x

Ros Crawford said...

You ought to make more cards ... This is breathtaking!!

Terry said...

This is one gorgeous card, Astrid! The embossed background is amazing with all the color and touch of gold paint! Love the lattice and flowers! Happy Weekend!

Anita Houston said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love the texture Astrid, and the flowers are wonderful! Gorgeous gorgeous color too!

butterfly said...

Wow - that is beautiful! What a gorgeous embossing folder, and ten times as gorgeous in your hands, with all that inky gilded loveliness. Love the finish on the lattice too - amazing work, Astrid!
Alison xx

JackieP Neal said...

Just gorgeous Astrid!

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Annie said...

Totally stunning my friend and the recipient will love it x I adore the colours and textures.
TFS and hugs
Annie x

Juliz Design Post said...

Great blended colours and beautiful design on your card.
Julie x

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Bärbel said...

Wunderschön, ich bin begeistert!
Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

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