Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Special Birthday, 3CTC23

Every year I make my daughter's BDay card and it seems that every year it gets harder to make it totally different than the previous years. I just bought one of the new Spellbinder pendents and decided to use it on her card. Boy these new dies are so hard to use. I did everything they said and still couldn't get it out of the shape without ripping it. I wet the paper with soapy water, I put a piece of CS in to shim it in the Cuttlebug and I ran it through twice. I tried all different paper weights. It just wouldn't come out of the die in one piece. This card was my final attempt at it, I still ripped it but only in one place so I decided to cut my losses and use it on the card hopefully being able to hide the rip. I really liked the way the card came out and more importantly my daughter loved it. It is a beautiful design but doesn't make for a easy card, at least not yet. If someone else has used these and has an easier way to get them out please share it!

I tried many different papers for the back round but everything seemed too busy so I sponged the shimmery paper with pink and caramel ink. It still seemed a little empty after the ribbon was on the corners so I cut a scalloped circle in quarters and put them in the opposite corners. I was looking at the pieces I had left and and decided to use them in the center of the design and put the rose in the center of them.

After the whole card way put together I decided it needed something more so I brushed Shimmerz on all the pink CS that was showing. I tried to capture it in the second pic. It enabled me to be able to bend up the points and keep them in place and look like a piece of bone china. The whole card took on a different appearance with the Shimmers. It was a good Aha moment!

Last night I realized that the card was perfect for Kerry's Thursday challenge, 3CTC23, Bling! It doesn't have glitter but it does really shine and shimmer. I hope you can see it in the pictures.

Stamps: SU
Papers: SU Choc Chip. Pretty in Pink, Paper Co. Shimmer white paper, DP Basic Grey
Inks: Pretty in Pink, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Spellbinders Pendent and Nesties, Shimmerz, Prima Rose and Michaels Sticker Pearls and ribbon

Thanks for stopping by to see what I created. I really appreciate all your comments.

Have a wonderful day,


Peggy said...

This card is GORGEOUS!!! I can't wait to play with mine. I'm so glad Nicole liked it! Great idea with the corners. They look perfect on the card.

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mamichelle said...

It looks like the above needs to be deleted?!

This is so elegant, Mary! Great job!! I don't think I'll be purchasing those any time soon with all the work!

Pia said...

GOURGEOUS Mary! I am so glad Nicole liked it. Thanks for the mini review about the dies, I will not buy them! If you can't get them to work, I never will, I have no patience

Kristen said...

Mary, so glad Nicole enjoyed her card. I am also glad you gave us a review. I will hold off on those, but your card looks gorgeous!

Liz said...

Mary, such a beautiful card!
I'm so glad that I read your review of the Spellbinders Pendents. I had one in my hand the other day and couldn't decide whether to buy it or not, so I put it back. I'm glad I didn't buy it, because if you had a hard time with them, I definately will.