The Icing on the Cake

Eastern Blue copy

It may seem like a strange title but this card does seem to me to be the icing on the cake… goodies galore..!!

This was another of our projects for my paper crafts class.  I think it may have served to solidly implant the idea of  “more is more” rather than the old axiom”less is more”.  Well, look around my site…  there isn’t much here to support that old axiom.

Remember, if you click on any of the pictures, you will get an enlarged image.

I am working to make my blog a place where my students and friends can look for some direction should they want to repeat a design that was done in my class.  This one goes back a way, however, and I can no longer recall all the details of papers and inks, etc.

Eastern Blue 2 copy

I can share with you some of what I do remember.  This bow is 1/4 inch pure silk ribbon which is why is drapes so beautifully.

I used a wonderful little faceted , baby-turquoise crystal drop that I snipped off of a flower embellishment piece I have had for some time.  (The whole embellishment piece was too chunky so I’d never used it and, with a little help from my sister in Texas, I realized how charming the little bits on it could be.  Now I have tons of them!)

Another nameless piece from the past was the strip of lacy fabric trim around two edges of the card.

I don’t recall using any ink on this.  I did use embossing “ink” on the large, swirly background stamp and then gold embossing powder to give my background paper some texture and sparkle.  Metallics were a big focus at CHA this January and I am all for it!

I have a retired Prima Leaf die set that I use over and over on my cards…  I love it!  In this case, I cut leaves from metallic gold paper and from pale turquoise vellum.  I cut a lacy flower from the same vellum with another Prima die.  I used a Sizzix die for the angel wings and a Spellbinder’s die for the lattice piece.

All in all, we were quite pleased with our creations.  I gave one of mine (I always make at least 3) to my DH’s boss to use for his lady friend’s birthday and created the Belly Band (seen in another post) to cover the clear, acrylic box it was packaged in.

Let me hear from you…  You know it makes my day!  Blessings & Hugs, ya’ll…

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About Charlotte Zweigoron

Married, retired. One of my most prized possessions is my very own craft room! Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been living in Georgia for over thirty years after a four year stint in Chicago. Crafting, reading and playing Mah Jongg are my favorite activities right after spending time with my four grandchildren. One grandson & his wife have recently made me a great-grandmother; The other grandson joined the Navy in December, 2011 at the ripe old age of 23! He is now a chef out on the seas!
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7 Responses to The Icing on the Cake

  1. milu says:

    beautiful Charlotte!!!

  2. joathm1 says:

    Love your posts, I saw you at a craft show one year, but lost out on what classes you teach, would love to know when or if you still do classes? When and where, am so interested in them.Thanks, Jo

  3. Thank you!! Hope all is well…

  4. Karen L says:

    Charlotte: I’ve ALWAYS loved extra icing on my cake, and if this is a sample of yours, I’ll take an extra helping! It’s lovely. Your card is absolutely beautiful, and I can’t thank you enough for sharing your talents with us. What a blessing to have you play along. I hope that you will join us again soon. I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful art. Have a great week, and thanks again for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
    Karen Letchworth
    http://www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com
    Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team Member

    • Karen L says:

      Your art is SO lovely, and I really would like to invite you to stop by and also share your wonderful creations in our weekly Anything Goes Challenges at Word Art Wednesday, We have awesome prizes and lots of fun. I hope you will play along with us.
      Blessings,
      Karen
      Word Art Wednesday

  5. pollyspaper says:

    Love your Bright Spring Color project. Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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