First things first! I am adding all of you, who comment on a regular basis, to my Blog Roll as my blog feed is FULL and I don’t get all the updates. This is the reason I have not visited your blogs to comment. By adding your blog on my blog roll I will be able to comment as soon as I see a new post.
The card that I have to show you today is BEAUTIFUL! The picture doesn’t do justice to what it actually looks like IRL. It is based on the colour palette at Play Date Cafe & Colour Q plus the CASE Study Challenge #26.
This, my friends, is a Valentine’s Day card without hearts or “I love yous” (Plenty of “I love yous” inside I tell ya!).
Lots going on, I know… where do I start from..hmm.. I have used quite a bit of off-white pearl paint on this one. Pearl paint on the flowers, the brown frame, the doily thingy, the kraft base and on the butterfly (lil bit on the pink layer too,which is just a printer paper)!
I have used my dried up marker on the ribbon as it was looking way too clean and pretty before LOL. The sentiment is from LOTV. (won this in one of their weekly candy draws).
Ooh you can see the shimmery goodness in this pic a little more clearly. I have added pink net and gold threads in place of the panel that was in the CASE Study card. Can you see the beads? Here ya go, a clearer view. The blingy, sequined flower,behind the bow, is part of a ribbon. I wanted to add shimmer and bling because of the silvery goodness in the PDCC colour palette image. Reminds me of silver jewellery.
By the way, the pattern paper is embossed (love the embossing folder) and inked heavily to give it a pink tint. The pigment inks that I have used here are Old rose, velvet and dusty plum plus a bit of Sepia black.
I have tied a few tiny pearl beads along the vertical gold threads. You can’t see them so clearly in the picture but they look gorgeous!
Oh I SO want to show this to you in person!!!!
Have a GREAT day!! Don’t forget to check my “Simpler” cards (the last two posts, before this one).