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9/29/2014

Birthday - Tattered Lace Gold Rose on Blue

Welcome and good afternoon. Hope that you all had a grand weekend. Ours was very quiet & mostly relaxing. Did some reading, worked on some cards...alas, no cleaning or housework (well aside from laundering sheets to change the bed. No biggie).

Recently I got some lovely Tattered Lace dies and here's a card with one die that I like very much.


- Tattered Lace Rose die which cut like a dream, even with all the intricacy. I did roll it back n forth a couple of times to be sure all the bits cut out well. Used some gold pearlized paper with a swirl pattern in it (think it is The Paper Studio brand - and from the snippet box). Tried different mat colors to see what made this gorgeous rose pop, and the royal blue glitter paper worked best. (It was a snippet left from removing the interior portion to get a mat for another card). This had been cut out with one of the S/B Card Creator dies.

- glittered black faux mat from the same S/B die that had cut the blue glitter paper.

-  background created using sprays and water coloring (Daler Rowney Pearlescent blue), but I wanted this rose to be the focal point. Decided to cut the background into 4 sections, but the rose wouldn't fit on a horizontal card, so this configuration had to be used. Used a Couture Creations vine EF to emboss the sprayed background prior to snipping apart.

-  Brilliance Galaxy Gold inked up an embossing folder and embossed smooth black c/which covers the card base with the same Couture Creations vine EF. The gold inking shows up quite nicely IRL.

- Starform gold sticker sentiment. The sticker sheet also had the tiny gold flowers so decided to add one on each of the sprayed pieces.

I'm taking this one over to the Snippet Playground for Week 144 and give my little buddy Parsnip a big hug! Won't you bring some of your snippety cards over to play along with us?  You will definitely see plenty to inspire you, and meet some very lovely Snippeteers as well. Lots of fun to be had, and some prizes too.

Thanks for joining me. Hope you've got a wonderful week ahead of you. Come again soon. Big Hugs



43 comments:

Hazel said...

Just beautiful Mary, love the blue and gold colour combo.
Hazel xx

Jean Straw said...

What a fabulous rose die Mary, and it looks stunning against the beautiful blue glitter.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

Stupid me, with the image on my dash board I thought to myself, wow that's a large peel off, I think it was because it was in gold. But when I entered your blog it looked totally different, gorgeous die.

Kath x

Benzi said...

That is a beautiful rose and the blue is awesome, too. I like your background and the little flower stickers.

Pippa said...

A very elegant card Mary, I may see you in the playground myself later on!

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, I too love TL dies and this one is gorgeous, especially cut in gold. Your background colours a fabulous, and the touch of black just makes everything pop, Hugs Kate x

pam said...

hi Mary, love your beautiful gold rose, love the background colours and layout.
pam

Sheila H said...

The intricate rose die cut looks spectacular, Mary. You have to be the die cut queen :)

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Bridie. The die is gorgeous and the blue and gold colour scheme looks fabulous.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Liz said...

WOW! A beautiful, striking card..... and what a great Tattered Lace die cut!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful Mary I love the gold rose.
Kevin xx

Cathy said...

Such a pretty card Mary, love the rose and the blues are gorgeous as a backdrop, Cathy x

Carol said...

It's a fabulous die Mary, so opulent. Love your background too. Carol x

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Mary!! The die is beautiful!! I love background!! The colors and embossing look fabulous!! What an elegant and beautiful card my friend!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol L said...

This is quite stunning with the rich blue color and sparkle of gold! That's quite a pretty die, and I love the rounded corners too! NJ!

Brenda said...

Wow Momma Mary, this card is amazing and oh so beautiful! I am so loving that die rose-how stunning it is. I also love the background you made with your sprays and then embossed, looks fabulous and I so love, love the brilliant blue shimmer paper. It really lets the rose shine in all it's beautiful glory. Sounds like a nice day today, glad you got to just enjoy it! Hugs, Brenda

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous! Love the gold!

Sandy said...

Gorgeous Mary!
Sandy xx

Rita said...

Wonderful card Mary. The colours look so rich and classy. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Patti J said...

Wow, Mary! This is stunning! Beautiful creation, my friend...thanks for sharing! Hope you're well ;-)

Patricia said...

Beautiful card love the colours and that stunning Rose
Have a wonderful day

Patricia x

Maxine D said...

Mary this is a really dramatic card!! Love the gold on the blue - it's perfect.
Blessings
Maxine

Diane said...

Gorgeous die cut Mary, love the gold and blue colors.

Hugs Diane

Sarah said...

What a regal card Mary!! Love that die, I can't imagine why Tattered Lace dies appear to have passed me by, as they look so beautiful!! A gorgeous background too love the embossed panels xx

Petra Swart said...

Oh, the bright blue and the gold go together so beautifully, Mary!!! Lovely rose and I love the strips at the back!! This is really stunning!!!!

Have a great day!!
Hugz

Sue said...

Beautiful.

Hope you are having a good day.

Redanne said...

Wow Mary, you created the most stunning background to showcase that gorgeous rose - this really is a beautiful card. Hugs, Anne xx

SARN said...

Gorgeous and very striking card Mary xxx

crafty-stamper said...

love the background strips and blue background,beautiful TL die they do cut beautifully don't they ?
Carol x

Shona Erlenborn said...

The blues and golds compliment each other beautifully. Love what you did with the background. That die is amazing - it really did cut well, considering the intricacy. Great card Mary.

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Mary. Your gold rose is so pretty ... especially on the blue background. And LOVE the four panels in the background ... gorgeous mix of colors and textures. Fabulous design! Loll xx

Pat said...

A really pretty card Mary, and I love the sprayed background and that gorgeous blue behind he rose die. x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Popped over from Snippets to get a closer look at this beauty. You have made such a beautiful background, Mary!

Sarah Mabery said...

I can see why you wanted that rose to be the focus. It is phenomenal. And the strips for the card base are so pretty. Another amazing card.

Bonnie said...

This is such a beautiful rose die, Mary! Love that sapphire blue background! Very elegant!

Mrs A. said...

This is a super rose card. I loved reading how you put it altogether. Hugs Mrs A.

jimlynn said...

I'll never catch up on all my commenting but did look at all the beautiful cards you did while I was away......
And speaking of beautiful!!!! WOW! This is absolutely stunning! LOVE that gold and blue together. A gorgeous card Mary.

Lynn

Di said...

This is absolutely beautiful Mary! Those dies sound like the real 'biz' too - intricate for sure and combined with good cutting!

Hugs, Di xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
another of your really super creations today.
Your design is fabulous, and the colour choice is fab too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Brenda in IN said...

I thought you had embossed the die with gold before reading. It is stunning and you're right, the blue really sets it off. Beautiful gold paper.

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! how elegant, Mary - and the colors are so magical! Great use of that sketch, texture, and color! xo

Kim Heggins said...

This is just one gorgeous card! I love that beautiful blue with the gold, so stunning.

JD/ Jill said...

Stunning, elegant card with that Gold and blue!