Tuesday, 8 November 2011

A Trio of Cards

Hi everyone!  It's misty, damp and dreary here in West Yorkshire today.  Only six weeks to the shortest day, and then we're on our way back to longer days.

I've been on a bit of a roll...I made a card last night and two today. They're all a bit different for me, but I enjoyed making them using different techniques.
Card No.1 - I embossed the whole base card background, then stamped Anna Griffin rose image with Tuxedo Black onto a Spellbinder labels twenty.  The rose is coloured with - Barn Door, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Shabby Shutters and Bundled Sage distress inks.  Pearls and seam binding are from my stash.

Card No.2 - I made my own background by stamping an assortment of flourish patterns from Vintage Garden by Stempelglede, using Rusty Hinge distress ink. I then stamped the Anna Griffin sentiment onto a Spellbinder labels two with Chocolate Impress dye inkpad. I rubbed rusty hinge ink over some white card to make matching rolled roses then added some peach spotted organza ribbon.
Card No.3 - For this card I used an Anita's stamp that I've had for years and never used.  I stamped directly onto my card base with Tuxedo Black, then stamped again onto pink card for the flower and green card for the leaves.  I then paper pieced these onto my card. The sentiment is on the same stamp. Finally, I added a little pink twine bow.
Apologies for the long post, but I thought it was better than posting them all individually.
Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy the rest of today xx

22 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh sasha hun these are all so so beautiful oh just love the stamps you have used,they are just so elegant,hugs cherylxxx

Katina said...

Hi Sasha, these are all so elegant and very beautiful! I love the background you made on the second one.

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog!
xx

Vicky Hayes said...

They're all absolutely gorgeous Sasha! I'm not sure whether to be encouraged or down cast about six weeks to the shortest day... It was dark and gloomy enough in Buckingham today! Vx

sheila said...

these are really lovely Sasha but the rose one has my heart! Wow-that is a stunner! You do such beautiful work!

Valerie said...

Lovely cards Sasha and all so different! Love the 2nd one though:) Beautiful background you created, I haven't any Stempelglade stamps but they are are lovely. Glad to see you are so positive re the dark days but I haven't done any Xmas shopping yet!!!
Val x

Stella said...

Your cards are always amazing and the 2nd one is my favorite. It's about the color and the stamps. Soooooooooo gorgeous. That Stempelglede stamp is on my wishlist and the way you used it for this card is breathtaking!
XXX

Pauline said...

Wow, you're on a roll with these beautiful cards Sasha! Love the custom made background, so beautiful, and really like the dyed rolled roses you made, such a great embellishment. Love your colouring on the rose-I must try colouring with distress inks, it's a beautiful effect, and the spellbinders shape is gorgeous! And I love the CAS design for your last card, so glad you rediscovered your rose stamp, it's very pretty! A wonderful set of cards!

Irene said...

Hello Sasha

Three stunning and beautiful cards, they ouze elegance. The background on number 2 card is fabulous. The weather here is as yours.

luv
irene
xxxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Sasha your 3 cards are gorgeous and so different...your 2nd one is my favourite....I hate dark days too but be positive....

Anne

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Sasha this is stunning work. Beautiful cards. Elegant and stylish.
Lovely greet
Marja

Katie said...

Oh my word what lovely cards, they are so pretty and elegant. I found your lovely blog from Marlou's.

Katie
x

Sarah said...

Sasha these are all so beautiful! All three are so well co-ordinated as always.

Sandy said...

Ooh how pretty! They have such an elegant look and I LOVE all 3! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sasha
Three stunning cards ...love them all....and very different.....
Hugs sylvie
xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such lovely and elegant cards Sasha. The flowers look gorgeous. Great texture on the first one and pretty background on the second card.

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Sasha...what a trio of gorgeousness!!!! All three of your cards are fabulous...I especially love how you stamped the background on the second card...it looks like designer paper!!!

Lana said...

Sasha, your cards sooo beautiful and elegant! Card №3 is my favorite! Just love it! :)

xx

Monica said...

Hi Sasha,

I love visiting your blog because you make awesome cards to say the least. Love all of them but the second one is my fave. Love the flowers and the fact that you used rusty hinge to colour the flowers. And I love the background paper. The first card is very pretty as well and so is the third one. ALL lovely!

xxx Monica

Dolly Daydreams said...

More long posts please!! ! It's always a pleasure to visit and the longer the better if you ask me. All three are stunning . Love yours stamps and the one you made with the swirls is just divine. But on second touts they all are !

Marie

Jenny said...

Hi Sasha, wonderful cards, they are all so special in their own way but as a CAS girl number 3 gets my fave vote...cute framed flower :)

Jenny x

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

A trio of beauties :) ..... love them all Sasha :) ♥

Beate said...

wow! All three cards look AMAZING!
Hugs and smiles