Monday, February 18, 2013

Lovin' the Artisan Embelly Kit

OMG! I could not believe the gorgeous items in the Making A Difference Seasonal Mini, especially the Artisan Embellisment Kit which is a collection of charming, creative impulses. . . read luxurious ribbons, lace, etched and molded buttons, flowers and much, much more!
I ordered them straight away and literally counted the days until my order arrived (my parcel was stuck in floods in the south though so I needed to be extra patient). I have unravelled every piece of lace, positioned and repositioned buttons, flowers and doilies. It seems strange not making my own roses but these little beauties are just so adorable that I want to put them on everything. . .

Firstly though I wanted to make something elegant. I was inspired by a card made by the Queen of You Tube Stampin' Up! card making - Tami White, she used the elegant pearl lace on Crumb Cake cardstock. . . this is a pretty obvious leap as the lace is presented on the cutest card which has hearts punched from the top!
So here is my little card, which I am thinking would be nice for a wedding or anniversary. Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake base card stock. I embossed and fussy cut the Oval Designer Frame with the embossing folder and Big Shot in both Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake.

I stamped the the largest flourish from Flowering Flourishes on the Very Vanilla Oval in Crumb Cake ink ~ I wanted a whimsical image to marry in with the delicacy of the lace.  The Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon seemed the perfect silky contrast to the luxury of the pearl toned lace.
A little piece of Linen Thread and an Antique Brad that is distressed with a touch of white set the double bow off nicely and married in with the vintage theme of the card. I cut a small banner from the Champagne Glimmer Paper and the sentiment "Happiness" comes from the Loving Thoughts stamp set.

Although it has retired I had to add a piece of Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (which I had decorated with Champagne Glass Glitter along the edge) for a contrast and to add the sense of richness.
Finally to the Oval framed feature I added one of the molded rose buttons from the Artisan Embellishment Kit and a single rose from the Vanilla Flower Trim (it's so easy to cut these off individually or in groups).  I sprayed the entire card with Stamping Perfume - Champagne Shimmer Paint diluted with rubbing alcohol.

I'm pretty happy with the outcome and hope that you are inspired to give the embellishment kit a try.

Shanni x


  1. How beautiful! I just got that pretty lit and was wondering what to make. I do love it with the Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. It really is very elegant. Thank you for sharing!

  2. That is a beautiful card the lace you have used. Thanks for the lovely comment over my way. :-)

  3. Hello Shanni .This is quite exquisite .Love the Very vanilla and Crumb Cake together with those beautiful embellishments . Hugs Shirley-Anne

  4. Fabulous card and embellishments Shanni.. Visiting from MIM..faye

  5. Stunning card Shanni. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  6. Such an elegant creation love te colors and the fabric use
    Saw your link at MIM
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

  7. Oh my! This is stunning, Shanni! Love the colours and layout. No wonder it caught my eye on MIM #128. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  8. That lace is just stunning Shanni, your card is gorgeous and would certainly make a beautiful treasured wedding or anniversary card. Glad you linked up to Make It Monday this week.

  9. I love all of the feminine details. It's so lovely! I especially like the pop of gold. I saw your link at Make it Monday, and I'm glad I did! Your project is gorgeous. Have a great day! ~Michelle

  10. WOW! Such elegant elements, so beautifully put together, like a little piece of art! This card is so elegant, yet neutral in colors and theme, so it can be used for so many various occasions! Visiting you from MIM.

  11. Such a beautiful elegant card Shanni..glorious lace and love the bow, such a fabulous design too...thank you so much for your comment today on my MIM card, so much apppreciated..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  12. WOW, stunning card. So elegant with the gorgeous lace. So glad I caught you on MIM.

  13. Gorgeous card. I love this lace U used. I never dare to use lace, I'm not really sure why.

    Stopped by from Make It Monday (my are 242 and 252). Feel free to take a peek :-)


  14. This is so pretty!I love all your embellishments! Also, I nominated you and your blog for the Liebster award. Just visit my blog post on 2.23.13 and grab your award.

  15. Very elegant card, simply love it!

    I saw your link on Make it Monday, i'm going to become a follower of your blog so i don't miss any cards you make!

    Carole x


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