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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Pink and Blue Floral Chandelier Tags Anniversary

Here is an anniversary card that I made for a couple of friends. I really like the design (I actually adapted it from one of the projects in the July 2011 issue of Craft Stamper magazine using this particular stamp).

I absolutely love the Chandelier image tht came with the July 2011 issue of Craft Stamper magazine. The image was stamped using Adirondack Stream dye ink and matted onto the blue diamonds paper from the Prima Madeline paper pad.

The card blank was completely covered with the Floral Bird paper from the same paper pad and the image panel added to the right.

A strip of the Alphabet paper was added to a strip of the Multi Border paper (both from the Madeline paper pad), and this was then added over the image panel.

Faux stitching was then added over the joins of the paper pieces using the Zigzag Stitch stamp from the HOTP Stitches stamp set and ColorBox Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk ink.

Two mini tags, that have been in my stash since the beginning of time, were coloured around the edges using the Chestnut Roan ink and letters were stamped using the Stream ink and a Studio G mini alphabet stamp set (also underused!!). The tags were attached to some teal embroidery thread and added to the card and a brown Card Candi from Craftwork Cards was added over the ends of the threads.

Highlights were added to the Chandelier image using Glossy Accents and DecoArt Crystal Glamour dust.

All papers were distressed with the Chestnut Roan ink.

The inside of the card was also decorated using a photo corner stamp from the Stamps Away Bookplates, Corners and Anchors stamp set, stamped onto the blue diamonds paper used on the front of the card using the Stream ink and cut out.

Slits were cut into the photo corners and  the writing paper inserted into the corners, and a strip of the Floral Bird paper used on the front of the card was added across the paper and the sentiment, from Elzybells, was stamped using the Stream ink.

Here are the blog challenges I am entering this card into:


Wendy said...

Fabulous card Kathleen,beautiful image and love the papers.
Wendy xx

Fiona Keel said...

stunning card Kathleen! love the stamped image and the ink you stamped it with, the papers are gorgeous & the little tags are a lovely touch, fi x

Sandra said...

This is a lovely card Kathleen:) Sandra H

Lisa M said...

What a great combination of two things I and tags!
Thank you so much for playing with us at Top Tip Tuesday. It's been a joy looking at your project. :)
Good luck to you and happy stamping...
Lisa xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Beautifully done! Your friends are going to cherish this beauty!!
Thanks for joining our "Anniversary" challenge at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again next challenge!

One of the 'Sistahs'

Debs said...

Beautiful card - love the image too!
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Heike said...

wow, this is a wonderful card!!!

Hugs, Heike

CraftyLoops said...

This is a beautiful card Kathleen, I love the monogram tags they are such a lovely little touch. Lee x

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our 'STITCHING' Challenge #27! Any Digital OR Stamped image is required to be eligible to win!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Elaine Stark said...

Lovely card, love the stamping. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Becky said...

Beautiful card Kathleen, I love the little tags.
Becky x

Brodders said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes this week and good luck - Jane x

pinky said...

Gorgeous card inside and out. Thanks for joining us at LCI this month.

Delphine said...

This is gorgeous, Kathleen! I love the papers and your image is extremely elegant! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

carol said...

ooh lovely pretty card, thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week, x carol

sallysbitz said...

This is a beautiful Anniversary card. Your friends will adore it x

Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x

Caroljenks said...

What beautiful colours and that chandelier is gorgeous!

Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Straight Edges' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)
Don't forget if you have a tip to share with us too you could win another prize! Just add TIP after your name when linking.

Carol x

Leanne said...

This is a beautiful card!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

Also, remember if you share a tip with us, you could also be entered into our 'Featured Tipper' prize as well!

Leanne xx

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Stunning card Kathleen!! Thank you for joining us at Anything goes

Närrin said...

A great card, like the colours.

Thanks for joining us at challenge up your life.


Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful, and I love the color combo! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch The Bug.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Great card. Yes, I definitely think you caught the essence of an anniversary. Gorgeous paper and truly, lovely layout. Thank you for joining us in the Catch the Bug challenge this week.

Nadell said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Hugs Nadell

Маги said...

Such a gorgeous card. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations and good luck.
Maggie x

Kristen said...

Very COOL and very creative. Thank you for not saying anything in our challenge at the Order of the Opus Gluei!
This anniversary card is really awesome. I love the initial tags. Great idea!

Annette said...

Stunning card Kathleen. I love the pretty pink papers and the personalisation. Thanks for joining in with our Straight edges challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Good luck in the draw. Annette xx

Karen Hasheck said...

Lovely card! Awesome use of stitching and the details are all great! Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink and please come back!

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love your stitching elements. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Debs said...

Great Anniversary card, love your colours, thanks for joining us at TPS
Hugs Debs

Rosemary said...

Your card is wonderful; I love the different patterned papers (I really didn't know that was faux stitching) and the special touches that make this a beautiful card that doesn't need any words. I have to admit that I never knew how to use the chandelier stamps or rubons but you've used them in a wonderful way - and I like the birds on them!

Okay, I went a little long-winded, which is my style. Come over to Opus Gluei more often and be treated to it - ha ha! Thank you for sharing and participating with us at Opus Gluei for our challenge!

Antoinette said...

Great design & colours!!! Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge. Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Good Luck! Hugs Annie xXx

Heather B said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Use it Tuesday.

papillon said...

lovely little card with a lot of elements that all work together! thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday :)))

Samantha said...

Great card, love the colour combo, thanks for playing Top Tip Tuesday with us this week, hugs Samantha :0)

Deb Mitchell said...

Hi Hun, Your card is absolutely outstanding- what a brilliant entry! Thank you for joining us at Krafty Girlz Kenny K Challenge Blog this week xox

Hugz, Deb

Gini said...

Great card, I love craft stamper magazine too!
Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei.

punknscrap said...

Lovely card, the papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

Vicky said...

Fab card love the papers.

Thank you for joining the KKKG Challenges, good luck.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Hazel said...

Thanks for joining in with the Use it Tuesday Indian summer challenge with this lovely card (Hazel, Guest designer) x

JanR said...

Very nice. Those mini tags are sweet. Thanks for playing with us at AiFactory!

JanR - AiF dt

Diane Davies said...

I really like this! Love the colors and that paper is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters. : )

Jana said...

I love what you've done with that stamp. This is such a pretty card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Paper Creations Ink said...

Beautiful Creation Love your work

Thanks for Joining us at Paper Creations Ink

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Pretty Card!

Thank-you for playing at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Kerrie said...

Gorgeous anniversary card!... and stunning DP.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

bettand said...

Just love this card with the colours and the tags. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Hope to see you again next week for a new challenge. Good luck. Bettina

Ruth said...

Beautiful card, great image. Ruth :)

Chelle said...

Beautiful card, the image is fab x

karen said...

Beautiful!! Karenx

sparklingblackrose said...

Gorgeous Kathleen :-) Late leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

Maureen said...

Great card and yes the image is great. Well done.

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

Fantastic! Really love your card!
Thanks for playing with us @ Craft Us Crazy!
Hope to see you again!

Neil said...

How lovely is your project. Thank you for joining us for The Stamp Man stitching challenge !

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