Sunday, July 15, 2012

Creating for the Cairns Show

A number of us entered paper crafting items in the Cairns Show, we are hopeful of inspiring the organisers to arrange better sponsorship, sections and prizes. . .

This is one of my entries
For want of a better description - this is an acetate card.  It is made with a 12 x 12 Window Sheet which I cut in half to make a square 6" x 6" card.  I stuck Whisper White card on the back sheet so that there is somewhere to write.

The front is made using pieces of Twitterpated DSP which I cut into 1.5 cm strips (6" long) and stuck straight to the acetate using sticky strip.  The stamped image is from Apothecary Art, coloured with Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Riding Hood Red Stampin' Write Markers.  The word "happiness" is from the Loving Thoughts stamp set.  I have framed it up using Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Riding Hood Red card stock which I have cut out using the Labels Collection Framelit Dies and for texture have run them through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder.

As you know I love texture in my cards and this is something that I accomplish through layering.  I have layered this time using flowers.  I stamped flowers with Blushing Bride and Riding Hood Red ink on Whisper White card stock using the Vintage Vogue stamp set and cut these out.  I also stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink on Whisper White card stock using the French Foliage stamp set which I then cut out.  I added pearls to the flowers for a bit of glamour.

The Whisper White Organza Ribbon is threaded around the entire card and through the stamped image on the front and tied in a bow to add more texture and a luxurious feel to the card.

Hope you like it!
Shanni xx


  1. Hi Shanni,
    I love your little end note - 'I hope you like it!' Thought I would just post say that no, I don't like it! I love it! Love the acetate and when you say you like adding texture, this is one of those cards I wish I could pick up and touch and feel!
    Very pretty - I have a soft spot for the apothecary set! 'Happiness' is the perfect term for this card!
    Lou X

  2. Beautiful! I love the colours.
    Mandy x

  3. This is STUNNING Shanni. I love the ribbon and Bow. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  4. I saw this pretty card at MIM - Shirl~

  5. Beautiful card Shanni! I saw it on MIM.

  6. This an absolutely beautiful card. Why are you not entering into some of the challenge blogs!!!! Just stopping by from MIM to say hello. Hugs Mrs A. #19

  7. Just popping over from MIM. What a pretty card. I love the flowers and bow, they really set the card off. Penny

  8. Hi Shanni,

    Gorgeous layers! I saw your card at MIM, I'm number 83 this week!

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  9. WOW Shanni ! Fabulous project to share on MIM . Lovely work with acetate .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  10. Hi there! Saw you on MIM. Beautiful card! Just wanted to let you know I have blog candy if you're interested. :)
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  11. Hi again Shanni,
    Fabulous work, love the layers and your flowers, leaves and bow! It makes me feel "Happy", LOL.
    Using the acetate makes this an elegant card.
    Thanks for linking up with MIM this week
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

    PS ~ Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog too!!!

  12. WOW! I saw this over at MIM and had to get a better look! What a lovely card. Thank you for sharing! Hope you have a great week! :0)


  13. The colours are so very pretty, Shanni. Love how you've put everything together. Glad I caught you on MIM.

  14. Beautiful card. Super colors, great details, lovely acetate design, and great die cuts and flowers. Saw this on MIM and glad I dropped in for a visit!

  15. Beautiful card! I love the layers and colors!

    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m entry #226)


    **I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  16. hi Shanni... love your card... the matching flowers.. and the background...pattern... pretty cool...saw it in MIM... :)

  17. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to come visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #89, #90, #91, #151, #154, #155, #173, #254 and #255.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  18. Hello I Popped by from MIM to see this Beautiful card ...Faye

  19. WoW What a stunning card! Just beautiful,

  20. Very pretty card Shanni!! The layering is just gorgeous and the embossing created a lovely effect.

    You have created a pretty arrangement with the flowers and ribbon too.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  21. This is stunning, i love everything about it. P.S saw your entry on MIM


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