Thursday, 23 May 2013

Friend to Friend


I got a lovely surprise this morning when I saw my card on Margaret's blog.  Margaret is in the Card Swap Group I'm part of and she was my recipient for May.  Thanks Margaret for your kind words they really gave me a boost this morning!

That means that of course she has received her card and I can now post it here.   It's quite daunting to make a card for other card makers, especially when they are as good as Margaret and the other ladies in the group.  

So when I started gathering my thoughts two things came to mind - vellum and embossing.  I decided to combine them.   I reached for my Very Vintage Wheel and embossed it in white on Vellum tearing the edges.  I attached a panel of Elegant Eggplant card behind the Vellum and onto a Crumb Cake base.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped in Elegant Eggplant punched out with the Word Window Punch and a mat of Modern Label in Elegant Eggplant.  For the flower I stamped Mixed Bunch on Perfect Plum in Elegant Eggplant and Clear Embossed it then punched out with the Blossom Punch.   I added some branches from the Bird Builder Punch in Elegant Eggplant.  A few Basic Rhinestones to add a touch of glimmer. 

This is actually the third month of the card group so it's about time I got organised and showed you the cards that I've received.  

March


Isn't this a fun card?  I love the red and white, the fun tags and that funky font.  Thanks Ann (I don't think Ann has a blog) 

April


Just look at this gorgeous background!  I love the script, embossed flowers and the gorgeous layered bloom on the front.  Thanks Zoe

May


Wow this is stunning.  Look at the beautiful delicate butterfly on the background of poppies!  Thanks Sue. (not sure if Sue has a blog either)

Thanks for staying with me in my round up.  A quick Hi and Welcome to my new follower Wendy. 

Hope you've found some inspiration here today. 

Supplies Used (on my card)
All Stampin' up!

Card - Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant, Vellum
Ink - Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
Stamp - Teeny Tiny Wishes, Mixed Bunch
Wheel - Very Vintage
Punch - Word Window, Modern Label, Blossom
Other - Basic Rhinestones, White Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder

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7 comments:

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A beautiful card Aileen - love the embossed flower. A very classy colour combination too.
Hugs, Sylvia x

Valerie-Jael said...

Ooooh, what gorgeous cards sent and received! Love the embossed vellum, it looks so high-class! Valerie

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is really beautiful, Aileen, as are all the cards you have received! You ladies make up a very talented group!!

The Crafty Laydee said...

All beautiful cards Aileen-i love your embossing on the vellum card,so very pretty :)
Nessa xx

Gillian R said...

Love your card Aileen what a great use of vellum. Also all the cards you have received are gorgeous

Sigrids kreative ART said...

Your card looks great and friendly words are always welcome :o)
Love the butterfly-card too.
Sigrid

laurie said...

I love how you did the card..great idea with the vellum!

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