Well I have had to schedule this post as I am busy with my 3year old grandson again today. He keeps me on my toes I can tell you. The good thing is that he still loves to have his afternoon nap, so when he settles down I get a bit of time to come and check out the blog. So I should be able to pop on around 2ish and catch up with you all, fingers crossed.
Well here is the card I promised.
I keep looking at this one as I think it has something missing (and I don't mean a greeting, as I purposefully omitted that). I am wondering whether I should have cut some fancy corners in brown cardstock to fill a bit of the blank space. What do you think?
I used some dark chocolate brown card, velvet ribbon and swirls to contrast with the ivory and gold on this card. I embossed the ivory background with the one of the new Spellbinders double sided embossing folders; they are so easy to match up to repeat the pattern. The yo-yo flower was made from a strip of lame effect fabric that I picked up at 'What' store some time ago. It is lovely to use as it is soft and very fluid fabric. The flower center is again, a pearly button from The Hobby House. I must say a Big thank you to Hazel C. for introducing me to them. They have some wonderful embellishments and their prices are really good.
While making this card I wanted an excuse to use some of my Decorative Pins and what better way than with a flower and a bow. The left hand pin here is quite an expensive one infact as I used some of my Murano glass beads. A couple of years ago I visited Venice and treated myself to some pieces of Murano glass including some choice beads in gold and red. Originally I was going to make a necklace and matching bracelet but I never got around to doing them, so I thought it wouldn't hurt to use one or two for my Pins. I then added Swarovski clear crystals to finish it off..... all in all a rather expensive pin for a card, but hey.... I love them so that's all that matters!!
Well I hope you will excuse me now as I am going to wrap it up there as I am rather tired now and the back is playing up again. Time for a good rest I think.
I hope you're all having a good day. I will be back tomorrow with another storage idea and another card. I will be using some beautiful papers by the fabulous Teresa Collins.
Bye for now. Hugs Linda x
Dark brown card and ivory hammered card - Papermill Direct online
Spellbinders Banner Basics 1, M-Bossabilities EL-001 - Create and Craft
Velvet ribbon and fabric for flower - 'What' store
Brown pearly swirl - QVC
Pearl in gold rim button - The Hobby House
Soft Beige Organza ribbon and pearls from my stash.
Decorative Pins - Handmade by me