Tuesday, October 21, 2008


A colleague of my mum's asked me to make an anniversary card for his wife's uncle and aunt. I don't know why but I really wanted to do a gold and off white card. I think I will be making more cards using this combination because it looks so elegant. Plus the gold sequins never look too much on the off white, that is one more reason to use it over and over again :o)

I used a sketch from I{heart}2stamp but I didn't actually submit the card in the challenge. I just liked the sketch and thought that it would be very good for an anniversary card. Whenever I go sketch hunting it secretly means I have no clue how to go about a card! :-p

I have outlined all the layers with a gold marker.

I doodled some swirls with a gold metallic pen on the top most off white layer (the smallest rectangle with a ribbon wrapped around). I made those little spring thingy and glued them under this layer to pop it up. After sticking the gold sequins I used dots of gold embossing paste to fill the gaps.

I popped up the the brown layer with the sentiment using the same spring thingies.

I wrapped around some gold string on the three off white layers. The middle one has some gold beads as well. I didn't add them in all three because it was taking a long time and I had to complete the card as quickly as I could. So instead of beads I added sequins to jazz it up some more.

Okay so I have officially used FIVE layers and one base layer making it SIX LAYERS! The gold layer is a wrapping paper and it is just GORGEOUS! I made the envelope using this paper!


Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow this is fantastic. The string wrap is just brilliant. Kimx

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Ahhhhhh Ahhhhhhhh Ahhhhhh! That is the sound of me sighing with pure joy. This is SO amazing. I love the swirls and sequins. (You are WAY too good, you know.) Those sequins are the perfect touch to your awesome swirls. And the beads. Are you trying to kill me with beauty? My heart has stopped in Awe I tell you!!! I kid you not. Love love LOVE it. I always feel recharged after I look at your art. Ahhhhhh!

Olena said...

Thanks for visiting my Blog! And your card is beautiful. Great job!

Anthonette said...

Gorgeous work! Gold and off-white is a great combination.

Mada said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. :)

I am glad you did because it gave me a chance to find out about you and your blog.

Your cards are GORGEOUS and I so admire your inspiration and patience. I'll be adding you to my list of daily visits so I can keep an eye on you :)


SmilynStef said...

What amazing details ... I love those tiny sequins and the beads ... gorgeous ... and again I say gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

This is SO GORGEOUS!! I love the bead work...AMAZING! Thanks for playing along!

Annapurna said...

Very nice! I wish I was as creative as you :-(

Love all the bead work and hand drawn swirls and hand written sentiment. Wow!

Heidi said...

This is beautiful- wow, and I know I could not give it away. Thanks for the comment on my blog- and yeah, it truly is just cardstock! I almost can't believe it either! LOL!

lost in rome said...

girl u r brilliant... y dont u start earning some bucks from it... really you are so good at dis stuff n i havnt nice cardz like dese anywhere.

Anonymous said...

wow, E.T u are great!!! i came across a couple of other bloggers who made cards and stuff but this is the first time i am seeing someone from Pakistan :D :D and that is such a good news:D

btw i think u were replying to lost's comment on my blog is it? :S i was a bit confused as this is my first visit to ur blog

glad you came to mine and its a delight to have you on blogspot :D

Dawn said...

Another amazing creation. Gorgeous colours and design!


Melissa Bove said...

This is such a beautiful card! You are amazing!!

Hugs, MElissa

Sonia said...

Love the colors and design.