Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Curly Cute with a lily-style punched flower

I have been thinking for ages about the challenge over at CASual Fridays, which is to make a card using vellum and/or acetate, and I've finally come up with something that uses both! Come and have a look:


Sometimes it seems that the more I think about it, the simpler the card turns out! This is a white card base with a glossy card stock panel on the front. The glossy panel has been sponged with a little Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery ink and this gorgeous sentiment from Curly Cute stamped over the top with black Stazon ink. I made a little flower and leaf cluster to embellish it:


To make the leaves I scored a line down a piece of vellum, positioned my Blossom Petals builder punch over the line and punched out two of the smallest leaves. I coloured the back of these with a Certainly Celery marker and then wiped them with a soft cloth. The lily-style flower was made by layering flowers punched from card stock, inked vellum and acetate using the Boho Blossoms punch. I snipped between the petals with sharp paper snips, fastened them together using a tiny green-gemmed brad and raised the petals up a little with my fingers.


The card turned out to be pretty shiny (as you can see from the horrible photo above!) so I'll also link it up to the Less is More challenge where Mandi and Chrissie are looking for Something Shiny. I've astonished myself by loving this week's challenge and it'll be my third entry this week so I do apologise if anyone's fed up with coming here!

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Curly Cute
Ink: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, black Stazon
Card stockWhisper White, Glossy White
Other: Markers, Blossom Petals builder and Boho Blossoms punches, Circle Ice brads, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

I mentioned the other day that football fever has hit our house as the European Cup continues. While watching England play Ukraine yesterday someone asked why the ref had his microphone taped to his cheek. "High winds?" suggested my youngest son. Watching the football is quite new to him and it's lovely to hear his unique take on things!

It's Three Minute Thursday here tomorrow and this week I've been playing with brads. Do pop back and have a look if you have a minute.

Hugs,



34 comments:

  1. I wish I had your talent for seeing an ordinary punch or stamp and turning it into something extraordinary! The little vellum flower is so elegant!

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  2. its a winner to me, but in my eyes, all your cards are. This is clever and oh so pretty.

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  3. Pretty card Vicky..love the flower.
    Great news isn't it than from Sept we get the full SU catalogue same as the USA...cant wait.

    Anne

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  4. Vicky, this is so elegant.
    I'm doing a dance round the house about the SU catalogue news - YIPPEE (not sure my financial consultant (AKA Hubby) will agree, but needs must you know).
    It's a glorious day here in Bonny Scotland and we're off to my Son's University Graduation - don't they grow up quickly!

    xx

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  5. Another elegant creation from you . Simple, elegant stylish oops just described myself especially the simple part. Your clever use of your punches always astonishes me I wish I had your creative eye well both of them would be good.

    Marie

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  6. Hi Vicky - such a lovely simple card with very clever detail ; I love the opaque leaves and petals and the colours are perfect ! Have a great day and enjoy the football !!!! I'm desperate for Wimbledon to start myself !!!!! Jane x

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  7. Beautifully elegant Vicky - you are so clever, that little flower is amazing - Jacqueline xx

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  8. just gorgeous Vicky, love it

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  9. That flower is fabulous Vicky, so creative! I love the acetate petals and as if we'd get fed up coming back for more inspiration:)
    Val x

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  10. Another CAS beauty! Very effective.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  11. Well it's about as CAS as CAS comes and so beautiful for it. The little flower is adorable - they'd make lovely jewellery ;-)
    Tara
    x

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  12. Simply divine, well done. http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/

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  13. What an elegant CAS card just splendid:)

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  14. Lovely elegent card and adore the flower! Xxx

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  15. Very stylish, the flower is pretty and unusual. Sue x

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  16. Vicky thanks for your lovely comments and had just realised that I hadn't put a link to your blog, i have now rectified that ...sorry.

    Marie

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  17. Hi Vicky I'm so happy to see this card. I love it a lot!

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  18. SO pretty Vicky!
    Love it!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  19. Stunning, as always Vicky. Love it.
    Lynne xxx

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  20. This is stunning Vicky, I just love the CAS design :0)
    The vellum and acetate flower is a wonderful way to combine them both on your card! Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

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  21. Your little flower cluster is beautiful. Especially with using the different mediums and it's all so shiny! x

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  22. What a great little card. The little flower is pretty.

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  23. Wow, Vicky, I'm impressed that you used both vellum and acetate! This simple little flower packs a powerful WOW!

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  24. Vicki I love your card using both acetate and vellum.

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  25. Hi, Vicky!! This is simply beautiful!! CAS perfection...AND you used BOTH vellum AND acetate...how creative are you:)!! Your card has inspired me to try acetate...lovely:)...Thanks for being a part of the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays and sharing your beautiful creativity:)!!

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  26. Simply beautiful Vicky. I can never make something as CAS as this that would look as stunning. x

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  27. Oh I love this!! Beautiful!!

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  28. I am so WOWED by your little flower with both vellum and acetate! (that seal the deal for me!)!! It is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Perfect take on the challenge, Vicky! So glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Always a treat to see your work!

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  29. Um, yes...that is the perfect little flower!!! I love how something so small can pack such a big punch! I love that you used both acetate and vellum on it too. Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  30. Your tiny flower is fabulous, Vicky! I'm sure the shine on this card is even more incredible in person. Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  31. The touch of sponging really lifts the flower. The flower itself is a miniature masterpiece. I'm impressed you have managed to incorporate both acetate and vellum!

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  32. Great card Vicky I love that punched flower its fab Hugs Elaine

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  33. Superb as ever Vicky
    I'm Queen of over thinking, does my head in!
    Thanks ao much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  34. This is so pretty and very eye catching, lovely idea, spotted on Less is More site x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x