Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Center step Belleek Valentine

One of the challenges that I made this card for is the center step card challenge on Flourishes blog.   I started the card with Stardream white gold card stock, it's a gorgeous cream with gold shimmer. I inked up my Cuttlebug for the layers with Antique linen distressed ink and ran it thru the machine. This is for the Technique challenge on Split Coast which is to make a card like Belleek pottery.    This beautiful heart stamp is From the heart set from Flourishes latest release. I stamped it with Antique Linen and cut it out with the spellbinders straight heart die, they fit this image perfectly.  I edged all the layers with a Krylon 18k gold pen and then added some peel off lace and pearls along the bottom and some pretty flowers, butterflies from Michaels. The leaves and ferns are punched out of the white gold CS with a MS punch, and then I added some antique linen ink on them.    The letters are gold glitter letters from Michaels.  I'm also entering this into the Heart Challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

11 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Karen! What a gorgeous card! Love all the gold accents!

Jean McKenzie said...

Karen, this is beautiful!! I must keep a look out for the cardstock you used and have a try at inking the embossing folder as you have done for this one. Love everything you have done!

Beate said...

Beautiful card, Karen!
Hugs and smiles

SAMARA NAVI said...

Karen: very beautiful! I really love your template (I have a bunch of new ones I can send you I got off the web if you want). I love the gold!! And you are SO good with the Krylon not to SKIP and hit the card. This ribbon on the bottom is SO intensely gorgeous...I love the pearls. Does this open? Really stunning with the leaves in the creme. Who'd think of that to match the fleurs...you!

Lovely Linda said...

Always something gorgeous from you Karen - I love the elegance and the gold - beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Stampin' SIsters in Christ this wekk - we love to see you and appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful card, Karen! I love all that gold and that double row of pearls across the bottom is fabulous. So glad you joined us this week for the Timeless Tuesday challenge!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Karen - Your cards are really beautiful. I wanted to invite you to check out Word Art Wednesday. We are the sister site to Stampin' Sisters in Christ, and your cards would be perfect for our challenges. I hope you will check it out and link up a card in our challenge. We'd so love to have you join us!
Also, I would really LOVE to follow one another's blogs. If you are interested, please stop by and say hello. I'd love to have you visit and follow if you like.
Have a blessed week, and thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work. I really love it!
Blessings,
Karen L - Social Media Coordinator
wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Kristine said...

Hi Karen, this is so beautfiul! I love your Beellek (sp?) inspired side step card!! Definately a heart standing out here... thanks for playing along at Stampin' Sisters in Christ again this week. *Ü*

MariLynn said...

Karen, wasn't this technique so much fun? It inspired so many beautiful cards this week. Your card is so elegant!!!!! I am sure whoever gets your card is going to feel all that love!! Thanks for sharing it with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week. Wow!!!!

Traci M said...

wow, this is such a standout in beauty and gilded elegance!! Love that card fold!! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful! Glad you had a chance to play! Hugs ~S~