Friday, August 19, 2011

Floral Elegance

Isn't it typical? I went to take photos for today's post earlier on while there was plenty of natural light and discovered my camera battery was dead. Now that the battery is charged, of course it is dark and dreary, cold and raining. Hmmmph!

Anywho, today's card is one I don't think I'll ever be able to give away because I love it so much! It's an elegant little number in black and vanilla and it goes something like this:


In the background is a new stamp from the 2011-2012 catalogue called Parlour Prints. I have stamped it with very vanilla craft ink and clear embossed it for a subtle but gorgeous background to my dramatic flower panel. The flower and stem are also stamped with (black) craft ink and clear embossed and I coloured the flower with my aquapainter and vanilla ink to give it a bit more richness.

The very vanilla cardstock isn't quite strong enough to hold all these layers, so I attached my vanilla to a basic black base but covered the front completely - so the card appears to be vanilla!

Here's a close up so you can see Parlour Prints a bit better:


GORJAMILICIOUS!!! I'll be sharing this little beauty with some stamping buddies when we have our play day next week and I know Rob will be drooling until then! LOL

Thanks for calling in.

Cheers
Kez

12 comments:

Leigh said...

Oh pretty card Kerry. Will wait until September before I get that gorgoue Parlour Print background.

Jean McKenzie said...

Just love how you have done your background!! We don't have the Very Vanilla inkpad - sad as Parlour Prints looks so good using it!! Gorgeous and elegant card!!

Rob I said...

OMG - this card is just awful - awfully brilliant that is. It looks beautiful but I bet in real life it is even more stunning. Roll on Friday!!!! Send me some bibs for all the drool will ya?

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

SO pretty! I just ordered the background stamp, so I'll be giving this a go next week!

Jacqui said...

Very, very stunning Kerry

Sue Dean said...

I'm one of the lucky ones to be playing on Friday and I can't wait! Gorjus!!!!!

Lynda said...

Kerry....this is devine and regal in its gorjamiliciousness!!! The background is stunning but the hero for me is the flower. Love how you have got the blog background to compliment the card too. Very savvy. This is a Bunting stunner without a shadow of a doubt. Lay down lots of plastic for the droolers. ooxx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Parlour Prints!!! Definitely on my "wish list"! And ... the vanilla/embossed background is stunning! I wouldn't want to give this away either, Kez! It is VERY special. Hugs xxaxx

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh right on!!! So elegant and rich! I have so been loving this look. I love how you created the background, you'll be seeing it soon at my place!!! *smile* I never think to do that. Gorgeous! Hugs,

Sandra Azzopardi said...

How did I miss this post?!! I agree ... this card is very GORJAMILICIOUS!!!! I wouldn't want to give it away either!
P.S. are you going to regionals this Saturday?

Heather T said...

Clean, simple and very elegant.

Anonymous said...

I could not think you are more right!!!

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