Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pearls and Dots Accordian Card

Created for today's Way To Use It challenge on SCS which was to use pearls. I have lots of pearly options in my stash and tried to put most of them on this card!I used paper from October Afternoon called County Library. It is a double sided paper and I used both the dotted side and the strips on the opposite side for the accents. This paper is on sale this week too!! I paired the paper with black, vanilla (PTI) and Aqua Mist (PTI) cardstock.

The flower was made with SU Pick a Petal. I stamped the petals on vanilla cardstock, painted it was a champagne color pearlescent watercolor paint, then embossed it with swiss dots cuttlebug folder. The flower center was made with a scrap of the dp and highlighted with ranger liquid pearls. The flower was placed on a spellbinder matte of various sized ovals.

When you untie the bow it opens up to show the entire 4.25" x 11" inside. I used the center panel for my Happy Birthday sentiment.


To make this card start with a 4.25 x 11" sheet of cardstock. Score at 2" and 5.5" along the long side then fold. I really like this style because it utilizes the entire length of the card.


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You still have time to enter my blog candy giveaway located in THIS POST. There is also information on the American Art Stamps DESIGN TEAM call! I'll be making a decision this weekend, so there is still time to apply. Thanks for reading and let me know what you think of my accordian card.

17 comments:

Mary said...

Beautiful card. love the colors and texture.

Jingle said...

This is very pretty! Great job!

leenda said...

BRILLIANT!

Julie M said...

Beautiful card, Michelle. I love the colour combination. And the paper is yum - the leaves remind me of Orla Kiely's fabric designs.

Linda w said...

Love the idea for this card Michelle. Ok the entire card is gorgeous.

Gail S. said...

Michelle - What a fun card! Do have the dimensions somewhere that I could write down? I would love to try to do this!! You always have fun color choices, I always love what you pick out.

Tracey said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous!!

Libby Hickson said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colors you used, and the pearlescent petals, WOW!

Sue said...

What a beautiful card! SUPER!!

DeniseLynn said...

FABULOUS!!! It never fails; I find the best eye candy here with you Michelle!

Anonymous said...

Amazing, this must of taken a long time to make. It is so pretty.
Kate

Michelle said...

So so so pretty. I like your dp choice, color choice, use of 'pearls' everywhere and in many interpretations. Very nice work!

jules p said...

WOW. I love this card. Very pretty.
I love the flower. And the colors too. Good job.

Conniecrafter said...

Just love the flower, like how you have it mounted on the oval and using the flourish for the stem, thanks for the measurements also :)

Elaine said...

The pearls are fabulous and create such nice visual interest & texture!

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful card, Michelle. Love the colors and the pearly petals.

Karen

amymom24 said...

I am completely and totally inspired by this card. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing it here!!!

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