Tuesday, April 14, 2009

True Beauty

I had a great Easter and hope you all did as well. It was a really enjoyable day. My daughter and her new husband came over for dinner after church. It was nice to have them here. She took over my computer all afternoon to print wedding pictures to put in her office at work. She is so excited about showing them off. I can't say that I blame her any. She is so happy and you can tell she is really enjoying married life. I am so proud of her.
I am sharing a card today made with the True Beauty set by The Angel Company. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and OMS and I decided it needed some sparkle. I used all kinds of things on this card before I got it to look as sparkly as I had envisioned it to look. I added microbeads to the butterfly and flower centers and then I sprayed some pearl glimmer mist on top of the whole image. I still didn't think it shimmered enough so I added some Shimmerz to it. I used iced lavender on the butterfly and painted the flowers with December Sky Blingz. I think I also added some Angel Wings Shimmerz to the flower centers. Anyways, after all of that, I love the way it turned out and it was a lot of fun. It really does shimmer and is so pretty.
Here is a close-up that shows the shimmer a little better. The pattern paper is DCWV pocket full of posies. I inked the edges with Spring Pansy Versamagic Chalk ink. I punched a border with Martha Stewart's doily lace border punch and adhered the panel with foam tape to add dimension. The main image is also inked with the same ink and distressed. I also adhered this layer with foam tape. The ribbon is from the bridal section at Target.

Have a blessed day!

Supplies
Stamps- True Beauty (The Angel Company), Happy Birthday sentiment (Papertrey)
Paper-Plum Pudding (papertrey), Pocket full of posies (DCWV)
Ink-Versamagic Spring Pansy, Palette Noir
Accessories-microbeads, prismacolor pencils, pearl Glimmer Mist, Shimmerz, cell phone bling, ribbon (Target), doily lace border punch (Martha Stewart), foam tape

13 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

that is a GORGEOUS stamp!!! I may have to look into getting that one! and I love the way this card came together! beautiful! I can see the shimmerz in your photo! woo hoooo! :)

Martha said...

its an amazing card, love all the details you added, and love the color of the ribbon, so pretty.

Chris said...

It looks beautiful...I love how you paired it with blue. And the close up really does show the sparkle!! Another lovely masterpiece!!

Barb said...

This is beautiful, Karen! The colors, sparkle... everything is wonderful!

Sara said...

Absolutely stunning card, I love everything about it.

Kristi said...

I love this patterned paper and I actually think I still have some. I love all the shimmer you added its looks beautiful. And the colors are gorgeous.

specialcraftmom4 said...

This card is such a work of art Karen! It looks like you put a lot of time into it. Great job (:

Scrubbysue said...

Karen, this is so beautiful I love it! you did a wonderful job on it. TFS!

Paula said...

WOW, it looks great and the image is wonderful. Wish I could buy all the wonderful images I see. It is very lovely as usual!!

MollyD said...

This is a card to take your breath away...Just gorgeous...

Gina said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! the colors are great and I love the shimmer.

Katy said...

Beautiful card! Very pretty!

Carmen said...

Spectacular! Simply spectacular!