Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Get Well Wishes


This card turned into a bit of a marathon. I wanted to use the icon on page 40 of the manual (wildcard) and cut the black lacy sheet at 5". It didn't cut quite big enough to cover my base 5" x5" card, so I scratched my head a bit and put a broad ribbon down the side. It started to look quite pretty, but I really had no idea where I was going with this card. I cut two of the shaped labels from storybook, at 3" in red, and 2 3/4" in white, the sentiment is by Great Impressions.
I had to pretty it up, so I punched three black flowers and added the red gems, the card still didn't work, so I added some red and gold beads strung onto fine gold wire, some tiny gold beads to the centres of the lacy background, and at last it came together. Good grief, I could have decorated the living room in the time it took to create this one!

24 comments:

  1. Too funny! I've had those same sort of days when you think you'll never get the card just right AND it takes forever! But your end result is just beautiful. I love anything with black and white and the red just makes it so nice. Great card!

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  2. Oh Enfys you are so funny, I love the card, its so elegant but I bet thats the Black.

    I have days when things dont end up the way they started out but thats crafting I suppose, never quite sure what they will end up as.
    Hugs
    maz

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  3. I like this Enfys, isn't it great when it all comes together like that lol

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  4. Gorgeous card! You are very talented!

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  5. Looks like it was worth it in the end. It is very pretty. P.S. Our pedicures were so much fun. Greta giggled the entire time.

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  6. oooh gorgeous En love the beaded detail and the colours
    AllisonX

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  7. I love this one Enfys, well I love them all!! It's funny how some cards don't come together until you add that one thing at the end!!
    Love the bead & wire work..
    Justine x

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  8. A marathon it may have been En but what a stunning result!! I love that flower background on wildcard and it looks so striking in black on white. Fabulous card!

    Hugs

    Juliexx

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  9. It sure is gorgeous, though! You can come and decorate my living room anytime, then!!!

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  10. Oh this is fantastic i love the colours and it is so striking
    love tasha xx

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  11. This is simply beautiful, Enfys! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us all! You are an inspiration and I just want to say thanks for leaving all the wonderful comments on my blog and becoming a follower too!! It means so much that someone as amazing as you likes what I do too!! Big Hugs!

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  12. Beautiful card and I love the beads and the colours you have used they are very classy. It was definitely worth the time in the end because this is stunning
    Hugs
    Lana x

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  13. Hi, I love the splash of red with the b/w combo, gorgeous card, joey.x

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  14. lol enfys!!! the end result is beautiful though hunny xxxx

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  15. Beautiful card Enfys! Why is it that the most simple of ideas end up taking the most time in the end? It was definitely worth the work!

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  16. This is stunning En, and so worth all that work! I LOVE it!! :)

    Hugs
    Carol x

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  17. Heehee xxx Well we've all been there En. I think sometimes the cards that 'evolve' and take you forever, end up being our faves. I absolutely love this. I have that Wildcard cartridge here at the mo sort of 'on loan' and I haven't looked at it. Mmm, maybe I will have to investigate .... Hugs xxxx

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  18. Goodness, but I love that color scheme! Great card!

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  19. Well, it may have taken a long while to be "complete" but it was worth it. What a stunning piece of work!

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  20. Beautiful and just look at those beads! Wow!

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  21. It's a beautiful card!
    I love how you used the red and gold beads. They add just the right touch!!!

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Enfys x