Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Filigree Cards

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Do you ever have a crafty block?  When you just can't seem to think of something to make?  That's how I've been this week.  My mind just refused to focus on one thing and the days kept rolling by, maddening!  Then I woke up the other morning and thought perhaps I'd try some white on white cards, I always say I'm going to do this and then end up adding a color.  

I thought it would be great to just have bunches of stuff on hand and begin to pick and choose and create with what's on my desk.  I started by cutting some card bases with American Craft white cardstock.  Next  I pulled the dies from my stash that had swirls, and twirls, filigrees and curves.  I moved  on to embossing folders that spoke to me.  Oh come on I know your crafty stuff speaks to you too, lol.  Lastly I pulled anything white from my laces and leaves and a few pieces of bling to make flowers.  I used Spellbinders Bella Rose die for the base of my flowers, it has a great flourish that shoots upwards and some great leaves that the flower could adhere to.

You can see here how I took the Spellbinders Floral Label 4 embossing folder and matted it to the top of my 5"x7" card base.  From there it was a matter of working upward.  I added the flower I'd made with a stickpin tucked in.  

See how different the card is by a change of die cuts and flower?  In this card I used the Spellbinders Filigree Delight frame as my focal point and added upward on it.  The flower is a little smaller and tucked between it and the sentiment is an embossed piece from the Spellbinders Gold Facet collection. This piece just embosses so I took a scallop from Spellbinders Fascination flower set and cut it out with that, I just love how it looks with that edge, a single pearl in the middle finished it off.  I tied it all together with a Die D-Lites Corner Flourish on the bottom right and a portion of the Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose leaf die on the left tucked behind the flower.

Here's a close up of the  Spellbinders Media Mixage Hatpin.  I used the silver circle hatpin, the smallest one in the pack of four.  It's filled with silver glitter and Glossy Accents with a clear crystal bling in the middle.

Check out my video below 
to see a start to finish and also 
these two addition cards for 
ideas and inspiration.  

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paula said...

Lovely really love this , love the colours ,thanks for sharing.

hugs paula x

Just Me and My Shadow said...

Oh wow Patti!! You certainly nailed it with your white on white theme! These are super gorgeous and wouldn't they make beautiful wedding cards. You always come up with something amazing.
Chrissie x