Saturday, 10 September 2011

....the things you cannot buy

 Hello folks!  I made this card earlier in the year and it's still one of my favourites.  I should have made two as I sent it to Joanna Sheen as a sample for her 'wordy' stamp sets... ahh well, I can always make another one.
 I printed a sheet of rainbow paper from one of the MCS CDroms onto pearlescent paper and embossed it with the swirly fiskars embossing plate.  I then added Stickles glitter glue to each of the swirls.  I stamped and embossed, in white, the image on some more of the rainbow paper.  I continued the design by hand stitching with white thread.
 I hope this shot gives you an idea of the pearlesence and shimmer of the card.  The glitter really twinkles when it's moved.
I used my Martha Stewart punch to add the finishing touches of the butterflies.
Joanna has some fab live shows lined up for this weekend, a great cdrom being launched and of course some more wonderful stamps.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x
Papertake Weekly Challenge - anything goes
Stamp Something - anything goes/the final challenge
Just Us Girls - Text me
Speedy the Cat - use a punch
Card Makin Mamas - Digi image or Papers
Daring cardmakers - Flutterby
The Poodle parlour - Animal antics
Flutterby Wednesday - Open challenge

18 comments:

Winnie and Patty said...

Sandra--these cards are so beautiful!!! You did a wonderful job! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Hazel said...

So much work, but it looks beautiful. Hazel x

Doreen said...

Such a beautiful work of art Sandra.xxx

Julie said...

Love all the shimmer and sparkle Sandra, a very pretty card.

Mynnette said...

All I can say is W O W. This is so fabulous! So glimmery and pretty!!!

lizzie said...

great job! thnx for playing with us at cmm!!

Lin said...

Wow that took a lot of patience adding all that stickles, but so worth it. Really lovely.

Lin xx

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Beautiful card. A work of art :)

Kathy said...

This is fabulous - thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers this week

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Sandra the hand stitching on this card is exquisite. Love the rainbow paper and how your design sparkles and shines. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Challenge this week. It is a joy to visit and see what you made for us. Good luck in the stamp drawing. Looking forward to seeing you play again with us next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Brenda said...

Sandra this is a beautiful piece of art!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Dana Gustafson said...

Nice! Thank you for getting your text ON with Just Us Girls!

lisa said...

It's really hard to let go of cards you've really enjoyed making isn't it. I love the stitched swirl on this one and the colours are just gorgeous. I bet Joanna was delighted with it.
Hugs Lisax

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful card. You paper and coloring is stunning. Love the little butterflies. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

purple_pea_fran said...

That is gorgeous! I love the embossed and glittered effect. Thanks joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week.

Danni said...

Very nice! Love all the sparkle! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun...

thanks for joining us at the poodles parlour....and good luck...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Keilly said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at The Daring Cardmakers this week!