Thursday, April 5, 2012

DIY Embellishments

Moxie Fab World is having a challenge to make a hand-made embellishment as the focal point of your project. They have several challenges going on to highlight their newest publication called "Practical Solutions", featuring lots of ideas how to craft on a budget.  I'm all for that!   I've been cleaning out some closets, and came across this pretty lace, so I made a big flower out of it, centered with this pretty button, from a bunch that I won from a challenge that Elise hosted.  Thank you, Elise, it's perfect with the lace!

MFW DIY embellishments

supplies: cream parchment card stock, Hero Arts 5042 Leaf Flourish, AR137 Script Messages, VersaMark ink and Ranger super fine detail gold embossing powder, lace, button

Because of the gold around the rim of the button, I embossed the flourishes and the sentiment with gold, and thought this could be a card for an engagement or wedding.  

I'm also entering this into Simon Says Stamp's "Use Your Favorite Tool" challenge, clear ink and embossing powder being some of my favorite tools; it is still magic when you heat the image and it appears!

                  Simon Says Stamp

16 comments:

  1. your card is just beautiful lin11 love, love, love it! will have to "pin it"!

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  2. Oh my goodness, this card just took my breath away! It is so lovely - I just keep looking at it! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  3. Wow, that is gorgeous! I love that pretty lacy flower.

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  4. I agree with the others - simply stunning card, Lin! You are really cranking them out, my friend. Wish I could find enough time to do more than one card each day!!

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  5. Hey Lin! Thanks for linking this up to the DIY Embellishments Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  6. Oh Lin this is so beautiful! Your cards always amaze me!

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  7. Gorgeous...I love that amazing Lace flower...

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  8. I am really jealous that you get your cards perfect every time! I wish I could say the same. I guess it must be because you know who you are as a crafter. Your cards are always so "fresh" and the images always take centre stage and never get lost amongst lots of other "stuff" if you know what I mean. I am loving your style more and more every day Lin! This particular card is so beautiful with the gold embossing peeking out on either side of that beautiful lace flower! Wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend!

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  9. Gorgeous!! Love the lace flower and the gold embossing makes it look spectacular!

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  10. Love the lace flower! Gorgeous card!

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  11. Wow - I love this. So elegant and so cool! Well done and TFS!!!

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  12. So elegant and pretty. Love your lacy flower and button with the gold embossing.

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  13. It sure is magic!!! Lovely card, Lin, it really is great for this occasion!

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  14. Wow. That DIY flower takes center stage!

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  15. Fantastic! I see another winner here! Stunning Embellishment!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!