Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Simple Filigree Card

 This is a simple way to use the Cottage Cutz Floral Doily die to show a screen look to a card. (I have used yellow card stock to show the contrast, yellow was not used in the card) I cut a 3 1/4" circle in the front of my card and glued the Floral Doily over the hole. This created a window like.  . trellis on the front of the card. I than added the Cottage Cutz Flower Petals die flower over the lower corner (half on half off).
 The flower I cut from Basill Bling card stock and highlighted in two shades of pink Copic markers. The Stem was cut twice from the die, once in a lime green and the second from a leaf green. I cut the leaves off the second cut and added them behind the lime branch. This added a bit of base color contrast, than highlighted the whole branch in three shades of Copic greens. A mini bow was added to the stem. I thought the jewels added a bit of bling to the flower, because of the jewels in the stripes of the paper. If you go back to the first picture you will see the random stripes done with Stickles and the added jewels. (its hard to see, but there are 14 random stripes of various sizes with 6 jewels added) This is a great way to jazz up a simple stripe paper.
 This is a shot from the inside of the card.
What a great flower die. A lot of possibilities . .  This really is a simple card that you can get several done and add the matching envelopes, put in an organza bag and give as gifts.

Thanks Barry
This added little goodie is a gift tag, I DOUBLED the paper on the Floral Doily to add weight to the tag. Attached the same flower. Looped organza ribbon through the filigree and feed a bead onto the two stands of ribbon, tied a knot above the bead. The tag is ready to attach to any gift.


Donna said...

Barry ... your designs are really quite lovely and looking at your previous work ... you are very creative. Now where's your very own blog, huh? :-) Donna

Lorie said...

LOL!! If Donna only knew how hard I've tried to talk Barry in to that one!! I'm still waiting to help you with that blog, Barry!! ;-) Your card is beautiful as always!!!!

Joanne said...

I agree...when is that blog going to be ready? Great job Barry!!

Em said...

Beautiful, very stunning! Love it!