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.
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.
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