Sunday, May 29, 2011

Paper Lace 2 Ever After

Next week a young woman that I have known since her Mom used to push her around in a stroller is getting married. {boy do I sound old saying that!} I wanted to give her a card that resembles a garden of white and cream, with a bit of a vintage feel. I wanted to use the newly released paper lace 2 cartridge for the background and for the beautiful intricate flowers.

I originally covered the flowers with stickles...and it was just not as bold and sparkly as I wanted, so I went back over them with chunky glitter...much better! The double coating of glitter did make them a wee bit heavy for such a tiny little cut so they are a bit "droopy" but so are real flowers! Just serves to authenticate the look! :)

Let me start with my disclaimer....the camera picks up all the fine little imperfections that the {or at least my}  naked eye cannot see, despite my horror of the magnification of flaws I wanted to share all the teeny tiny pearls I added to the dress. I also painted in the dress with smooch....I think smooch is better served in  smaller doses. live and learn, and move on *grin*

I really like this card, its so soft and shimmery! Paper lace 2 is climbing the ladder to become my favorite...well one of my many favorites :) {seriously don't you love how gorgeous that center cut looks layered?}

Heres the scoop on what I used to make this card:
Cricut E2 anniversary edition , paper lace 2 cartridge, Happily ever after SU stamp set, walnut distress ink, Pink Paislee Butterfly garden paper, pearls SU, fabric brad Imaginisce, smooch, glimmer mist, chunky glitter SU, lace, ribbon, tag cuttlebug  tiny tags, stem Cricut essentials cartridge

Have a wonderful floating on cloud nine kind of day~

3 comments:

A splash here and there said...

So beautiful! Love the pearls!

JustJules said...

This is truly a work of art! Very beautiful and elegant! A true labor of love! TFS!

Patti Lee said...

Wow - I had to zoom in on this card. I love the flowers and the lace background. Agree the chunky glitter does the trick. The subtle vintage feel is perfect. I wonder if I have the bride stamp set. TFS............
P