April 03, 2009

Silver Damask Card

Have you ever seen a card that was so gorgeous you just had to remember it and make one of your own?? I was blurfing along, saw THIS card by Sharon Johnson and ***LOVED IT***. I don't often CASE (Copy and Share Everything) quite so obviously but this was too pretty to pass up! I actually like hers better but I am quite happy with my version. This card of Sharon's was a remake of an earlier card she had in her SCS gallery; apparently doing a silver damask remake of an old card was a recent challenge. Funny thing is, the other card I was working on tonight is a remake of an earlier card I did! You will get to see it soon.

I didn't have any grey ribbon, it wasn't until I had nearly finished that I realized that the original might actually be black but looks silver damask closeup grey with the white ribbon under it showing through. I wanted to use silver cardstock for the main panel but I wasn't sure if metallic paper would emboss well and I didn't have time to experiment (she used kraft cardstock). I hadn't seen someone put beads on BOTH ends of the stick pin before so I copied that too. I think her card must be larger than mine because I wanted to use a panel at the bottom with a sentiment and the same punched edge but I ran out of room. The close-up shows a bit better the real colour and the twinkly crystals! The patterned paper does have a hint of taupe tones to it, somewhere in between both photos is the real colour.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamp:
Gel*a*tins
Ink: versamark
Paper: going grey, shimmery white CS, patterned paper-
Accessories: pin, beads-pretties kit by SU!, silver spacer beads-UK, white EP-UK, ribbons-SU!, black foam dots-Jody Morrow, silver paint pen-Pilot, label 1 nestabilities, rhinestones-Swarovski
Technique: heat embossing

2 comments:

chelemom said...

This is absolutely lovely!

Heather T said...

A beautiful CASE of Sharon's lovely card.