Monday, 8 March 2010

Sophisticats DT Card

Vintage for Mum

It's "Flourishes & Bling" over at Sophisticats this week & this is the challenge that caused me grief, as flourishes & bling ain't really my thing. I couldn't work out how to incorporate the theme into the cards I was making, so decided to go right out of my comfort zone and go Vintage, which isn't something I do very often. I used a picture from a CD, made the flower using my SU! Scallop Circle punch and glued some sparkly beads to a large brad for the centre, and cut out some swirls using my Cuttlebug. The background is done with a Stamping' Up! Wheel using Versamark. So it's a rather subtle flourishes & bling, but that's fine, you can go all out or just add a touch as long as you follow the theme.

Here's the details:
Stamps - SU! It's Beautiful Wheel; Fresh Cuts (used on the flower)
Cardstock - SU! Chocolate Chip; Very Vanilla
Beads, Pearl & Brad from stash
Other - SU! Scallop Circle Punch; Cuttlebug dies; SU! Distressing Tool

I'm entering my card into A Spoonful of Sugar as their theme this week is beads.

Hope you can join us & TFL xx

14 comments:

kazzells said...

Jan this is soooo cool,as you know I love vintage, so this gets the big thumbs up from me!!more please lolxx

Cheryl said...

well this is just gorjus hun love it great picture too adore the layout fab hugs cheryl xxxxx

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Jan i love the image and colour. luv gina xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i love it! i love everything about it!

*Vicki* said...

Oh so stunning!! What a gorgeous creation with that flower and tiny beads!! I love it!! HUGS

June said...

Fab Jan and i adore that flower
hugs June xxxxx

Faye said...

Your card is AMAZING! x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh boy I love this so much vintage is a big favourite of mine and you have captured the essence of the era so well those flourishes are lovely so is that flower and what a lovely way to use up all those little beads very creative I might do that as I have tons of those little things.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Mandy said...

Jan your card is beautiful hunny, love the flower you've made and the colours are gorgeous
hugs Mandy xx

Lisa aka Allissa said...

Just beautiful Jan. I love Vintage as you know. I love the bling flowers and your colour choice. Very warm. I love it.

Hugs
Lisa.xxx

Donna said...

Wow Jan, this card is so elegant...the scrolls are stunning and look at all those tiny beads in the centre of your flower :) Donna x

Vee said...

Hey Jan!!! you should come out of your comfort zone more often this card is gorgeous. I adore how you've added the beads to the flower, and the image and colour combo is fab.
xx Vee

cindy said...

Love that flower. TFS

SweetnCrafty Gal said...

aww wow! love your idea of the mini beads in the center of the flower! looks lovely!!! xx