Sunday, February 10, 2013

Texture and Shimmer

 
Hello friends!  Vivian here today with a few cards to share. With these projects, I finally cracked open a 6 x 6 in. pad of beautiful papers from My Mind's Eye that I had been hoarding. As this collection has a nice, muted palette, I took the opportunity to play up my projects with some gorgeous texture using Champagne Netting and some beautiful Metallic Iridescent White String. 
 I find myself reaching for that string in a lot of my projects these days - such a delicate, unique, perfect finishing touch.
To create the pearl borders, I got to play with some new Pearl Pens from Viva Decor that I'm currently very excited about!  
 
For my second card, I paired the blue with some of the yellows and ochres in this collection for a bolder color combination.
I used my "Frame Back, Ornate" die from Sizzix, splitting the die cut shapes in half to create a pretty ombre effect.
The Metallic String Gold from the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop caught the yellows in my project and added just the right amount of shimmery punch.
Thanks for visiting with me here today!  Hope I inspired you to get crafty with some of these gorgeous fibers!
 
-Vivian

SUPPLIES:
Really Reasonable Ribbon:
Champagne Netting
Metallic Iridescent White String 
 Metallic String Gold
 
My Mind's Eye - Patterned Papers
Making Memories - Metal Signs
Prima Marketing - Wooden Button
 
Tools:
Viva Decor - Pearl Pen
Martha Stewart - Paper Punch
Sizzix - Frame Back, Ornate

13 comments :

  1. Gorgeous, as always. I love the way you created the ombre. I may have to check out that white string, it looks fun!

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  2. Oh my gosh these are gorgeous! Simply stunning Vivian. That netting is fabulous and so is the Martha punch. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  3. beautiful cards!!!
    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  4. Well you got me here and I;m glad I can, two really gorgeous cards, thanks for sharing..

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  5. I knew those cards would be beautiful and of course you did not disappoint!!! I love how you used each of those trims in combination...

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  6. vivian, beautifully designed cards. Truly showcasing the quality and beauty of Really Reasonable Ribbon.
    ava g

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  7. Love these cards, beautiful design and of course the ribbon,
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  8. Vivian, both cards are gorgeous. The color combos are superb. That glittery string certainly adds a punch. What die did you use for the twiggy vine? I haven't seen it before and I want it!

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  9. These are beautiful and I love them. The designs are wonderful. I love those little pearls. A pearl pen?? I would like one of those.

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  10. thanks for the love, folks! Frann, I hope you check this. the twiggy vine is a martha stewart punch i picked up on sale at my local michael's. hi correna! - yes it's a pearl pen from Viva Decor. I will email you about it.

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  11. Vivian, I adore these two cards!
    Hugs
    Tammy Louise

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