Friday, 2 November 2007

and CUT!!!

The dare from DCM this week is soooo different and something I think we all avoid with all the gadgets there are about these days!

This week its Tracie setting the dare and it is to make a card and CUT!
Any theme goes, so for those of you needing a break from Christmas crafting this is the perfect opportunity to have a change. All styles are welcome but there MUST be an element of handcutting somewhere. It could be a greeting, a shape, letters printed on your pc and handcut, anything goes as long as you did it by hand.


I really enjoyed making this as I set out to create something much simpler than my recent style. I hope I achieved clean and fresh - that was my aim. The flowers were hand cut from Craftwork Cards Enchanted Fantasy Flowerburst 12x12 paper - absolutely lush with the glitter highlights and beautiful shimmer. I backed them with Papermania Lush Floral velllum, again hand cut. The stems are stamped and embossed with HOTP acrylic stamps as is the 'Celebrate'. The stitching is rub-ons and the flower centres are embellished with a button and gems (not very visible though).

34 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is a wonderful Card. Love the cut.

All Pink girl said...

Beautiful card ,love the stamped affect with the flower heads ,Dawnx

ink'n'rubba said...

looks lovely and sparkly - beautiful card.

Frog said...

Wow i love it , its gorgeous.

Andrea xx

Monty's Mum said...

really effective!

Mellie said...

Oooh what a fab card. I love it.

Michelle said...

Definately clean and fresh. Absolutely beautiful!!! Just love how crisp it looks.
Mich
x

Glitter Monkey said...

What a beautiful card. Great cutting. LOL Lynn xx

Deb said...

Beautiful card Juliette, it certainly is clean and fresh. The flowers are so pretty and fab with bling and button centres. Those stamped stems are absolutely perfect, love it all!

Lythan said...

I absolutely adore this card - and I bet it is even more scrummy in real life!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is beautiful..love how you have used the flourish stamp!

Jane's Crafty Creations said...

Just love those flowers - fabulous.

Ying Pang, said...

Love the flowers! GREAT card!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, those flowers are greatr!

Penny said...

Love this! Nice simple design and the swirls as stems are clever :)

stamp and scrape said...

Beautiful work, Juliet. Love how the flowers come off the card.
Ros

Andrea said...

Wonderful card, I love the colours and those flowers are gorgeous

PaperBabe - Kim said...

Very clever cutting, those flowers are yummy!

Paula said...

Fabulous blooms.

Angelnorth said...

I'd say you achieved your aim - this looks fab!

Karen said...

That's a beautiful card Juliet. Love those flowers with their dooddly stems!

lauren said...

oh this is SO pretty! love the flourishy stems (i have to remember that!) and also those beautiful letter stamps!

Anna said...

This is a real eyecatching design. I love those glittery flowers.

Kathy said...

ooooh another lovely card, great colour combo

Rosie (Freycob) said...

This is a beautiful card. So simple and elegant.

Tracey said...

What a gorgeouse card!

gina said...

beautiful card, love it!
Gina x

Gail said...

The cut flowers with their glitter are beautiful.

scrapnnMO said...

Gorgeous card!

Louly said...

Gorgeous! You definately achieved 'clean and fresh'

Susan (Sue H) said...

Such a pretty card Juliet, I love the flowers.

bubblegum said...

What a beautiful card Juliet, love it:)

Debbie x

Marlou said...

Juliet, what a beautiful card!!! xx

Rhi said...

Absolutely delicious! I think you made the card exactly as you planned, simple and very elegant :)