Monday, August 9, 2010

Shabby Tea Room week 22: "Reflections"

The Shabby Tea Room has given us a gorgeous inspiration picture - so romantic and elegant!  Here is my take on it:



The things that I loved about the inspiration were the mirror, the silver candlesticks, the cream candles, and the tiny flower branch.  I first tried making a clear card, but stamping in white on acetate wouldn't show up against my stamped damask background, so I tried embossing the floral flourish in silver on vellum, and was pleased with that result. (my unknown silver embossing powder is quite thick and chunky and makes a thick shiny finish when heated, with pretty good coverage).   Then I added a multi-layer cream and white flower, centered with a big pearl cabochon.  I thought my sentiment would work for an anniversary or a wedding.   The lace does double duty: in addition to adding a little more romance and texture, it helps hold the 2 layers (vellum and cardstock) together.

Supplies: Inkadinkado 97633 Floral Flourishes, Hero Arts S5264 Antique Flower Background, CL163 Always Heart, vellum, versamark ink and silver embossing powder, tan cardstock, white embossing powder, various flowers, pearl cabochon, lace

18 comments:

Hannah said...

hi lin! this card is pure elegance. so many layers. love how the lace holds the card together, and that silver embossing (wish i knew the brand!) goes on nice and thick. just the right touch of bold on a delicate card. you're right that this would make a wonderful wedding/ anniversary card :)

Barb said...

Oh my goodness! Do you know how to do elegant, or what!? Lin this is such a beautiful card! That silver embossing is gorgeous!! Love the pretty flower you've put together. Just so romantic! LOVE IT!!

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness... is this elegant or what Lin!!! I thought it was gold embossing - but either way is is stunning!!!

ivy said...

this is a beautiful card!! you are amazing lin!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so beautiful, Lin! i love the silver embossing, it's the perfect touch!!

Lisa said...

Wow this card is just beautiful and so elegant! Thanks for playing with us in The Tea Room!

Audrey Pettit said...

Your card is so wonderfully elegant and so perfect for our challenge this week at the Tea Room. the vellum gives a nice quality of reflection and the colors of your layered flower are just a perfect match. Love the embossing and the lace trim, too. Thanks for playing along with us.

Annette said...

OMGoodness! How decadently elegant! I love the rich, but clean look of this beautiful creation...and the silver embossing makes this all to blend so perfectly! You go girl! And thanks too, for your absolutely generous comments on my blog!

Janetcraft said...

gorgeous!! you really made the embossing silver look great...very expensive elegant card

Debbie said...

So elegant and lovely! Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation with us in the Tea Room :)

Jackie said...

Wow, that card is stunning! The silver embossing on vellum is beautiful and the lace is the perfect finishing touch.

JeanFB said...

Very elegant, love the silver "reflections"!

Nicole said...

Beautiful! Love the flowers and those flourishes! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Nancy said...

Wow Lin, this turned out so elegant! Love it!

Stella said...

Very elegant and the color combo is gorgeous!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

beautiful embossing! This a lovely card!

Heather Maria said...

Romantic, elegant photo and what a brilliant romantic, elegant card Lin! I love it!

Suzanne C said...

Elegant and stunning! LOVELY!