Thursday, October 16, 2008

From the Archives: "E is for Elegance"

Well, I'd really like to be sharing cards with you, and since I'm not able to be stamping, I'll just have to go to my "Archives" and see what I can find.

This card is from over a year ago. I needed to make a card for an alphabet swap for the letter "E". After looking through all my stamps and even the dictionary for ideas and options and drawing a blank, I asked my husband and he said, "E is for elegant." I said, "Great idea!" So I made what I hoped was an elegant card.

The background is a shimmery gold paper. I used Stampin' Up!'s Heat and Stick Powder and black flocking with SU!'s Baroque Motif set. That panel is mounted on Basic Black cardstock. The medallion is stamped on a textured black paper and embossed with detail gold embossing powder. The center of the medallion is mounted on a thick dimensional and then I added a brad. The word "Elegance" is printed on vellum on my ink jet printer and then embossed with the same gold embossing powder. I thought the double layer of ribbon added a little more elegance.

(This description is pretty much copied from what I had written when I posted it to SplitCoastStampers.)

Thanks so much for looking, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!


A. Sanborn said...

Absolute beauty!

L & H,

Julie said...

What a GORGEOUS card! You used that symbol from Baroque Motifs in a beautiful way! It's nice that you're keeping up with your blog while you're away!