Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Victorian Arch- Congratulations cards


Today, I tried my hands on a very intricate, beautiful die from Spellbinders called Victorian Arch. It may be apparent from my cards that I have some sort of a predilection for circular, arch shapes. I believe that circular shapes attract attention, break visual straight lines as well as help enhance whatever shape put in front. I don't know from where I have got this idea. But, most of the times it works.

With this die in my hand, I could not resist trying different techniques. So, I ended up creating five cards. Here are two for this post.
Card 1
Card 2

Card 1:

I die-cut and embossed the detailed arch in whilte cardstock as well as roses from another Spellbeinder's die- Romantic Roses in red cardstock. I die-cut the bigger, outer shape of the arch in gold foiled cardstock and adhere it under the white arch. I cut a 2" wide plastic paper and folded it in middle. This plastic connects front and back panels of the card. I cut outer arch shape again from white cardstock twice. Sandwiching back edge of the plastic fold in between these two white shapes created the back panel of the card. I made sure that all the circles shapes align perfectly.

Lastly, I added roses and flourishes from the Romantic Roses die set. I went over the roses with bright red marker as they were not bright enough in the cardstock I used. I also painted them over with matching pearlescent watercolor for shimmer. Because the center of the arch was too bright in gold shine, I added a section of one of the shape from Spellbinder's Damask Accent Die set in vellum. The sentiment was added in vellum. Finally, I embellished it with pearls.

Card 2:

Following I did differently for this second card. I used black patterned paper under the delicate arch die-cut which I had sponged lightly in chocolate brown ink. The plastic piece here has total 3" width. And, sentiment is on white cardstock. I painted over the whole arch shape with mildly reddish brown pearlescent color.

Submitted to:
Simon Says Stamp- Wednesday Challenge

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Virginia Lu said...

Wow, indeed, this card is so intricate and beautiful! I love the details that you incorporated! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Get in Shape” Challenge!

Heather said...

A gorgeous card - a lovely shape with the stunning die backed in gold with beautiful elements!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Jingle said...

This is GORGEOUS! I absolutely LOVE how you rocked that Spellbinders® die! Wonderful card! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Shaped Cards Challenge!

Sonali S said...

Superb...feel like grabbing it right off the pics!! You are so talented!!

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