Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge

The Shabby Tea Room  Week #119 "Diamonds are a girls best friend"  Create a card or project inspired by the colors in the photo and include pearls and or crystals. How fun is that? This is the first time I'm entering this challenge, and the way I understand it is: the the winners get to be a guest designer. That would be an honor and a privilege. 
The Shabby Girls are pleased to welcome two sponsors: Meljen's Designs  offers cute and  whimsical digital stamps featuring mice, teddy bears, sweet children and more. The second sponsor is: Digital Paper by Janer Etsy .  Janet has so many beautiful digital papers with both vintage and whimsical designs. You are sure to find just the right image and paper when visiting these sponsors. 
I started the top layer for this card by stamping a flourish in two different directions with Versa Mark. I added clear embossing powder and heat set. Following the design self-adhesive pearls, rhinestones, floral ribbon and liquid pearls were added. The design has the two doves (punched from white glitter paper) meeting at the joining. So romantic! The top layer is then attached to a white glitter paper. The silver sentiment sticker completes the card. 
The second card is on acetate. I stamped another flourish on card stock then place it in the card so that I could follow the design using liquid pearls. When that was dried I attached a 3'X4" metallic mother of pearl card stock rectangle. The rectangle has dry embossed outlines, embellished with a silver sticker sentiment, attached to the inside front of the card with glue dots. I used glue dots to attach the floral ribbon - embellished with rhinestones to the outside front of the card to cover the inside glue dots.  
A second rectangle is placed inside directly behind the front panel for the message. The satin ribbon and bow completes this card. 
I enjoyed playing with the liquid pearls and I'm getting better at controlling the size of the dots. I found I couldn't create a smooth even line so dots it is. I played with puffy fabric paint too as well as stickles. Stop back again and you'll see what I do with them.  Be well. Carole     
 The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly.  ~Peter De Vries   


  1. What an elegant card, the flourishes are just gorgeous on the white! Thanks so much for joining us at TSTR this week!

  2. Wow, I can't believe you made the flourishes yourself!! Gorgeous work!!

  3. What beautiful cards! I love all you pearls! Thanks for your lovely comments when you stopped by my blog. And no, sadly, the Yankees broke their 10 game winning streak the other night while I was watching their game :( Are you a Yankee fan?

  4. Just the right amount of sparkle and bling. SOOO pretty!
    Glad you could join our challenge at TSTR this week:)


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