Sunday, 15 July 2012

CD Sunday - Pearls and Swirls

I really did enjoy the making of this parchment card for this challenge.  As  I am still laid up  I am so glad that I made it when I did.
I found this lovely black and white frame on a CD  called 'Clip Art' -  produced and sold by Patsy May.  I printed it out onto an A4 sheet of 140gsm parchment placing it so that it was in the correct place when folded to A5. I embossed all the white areas to a bright white and then cut out and applied a black card swirl using my new Grand Calibur.   Black and yellow pearls, a parchment butterfly and a gold traced greeting are the only additions.  The insert paper is yellow parchment.  Then the whole is lined with white card  to give the card strength.
I am sorry that I am still not able  to write comments on your blogs but I am viewing and admiring.


  1. Hi Carol

    Beautiful card, love the way you have put it together.

    I hope you arm is less painful, and you will be back to normal soon

  2. Your card is stunning Carol. I have a 'thing' about swirls/flourishes. The die cut you've used looks like one I have.

  3. Carol this is stunning, it is so dramatic with the black frame but pretty too.

    Hope the arm is settling now and you are starting to feel more comfortable.

    Jenny xx

  4. Hi Carol, this is a stunning card, the work you have put it to it, beautiful, you must have the patience of a saint. Love the whole design of it.
    sue-b x

  5. Hi Carol, I hope at least you have a lot less pain by now and are resting. I love this card, very pretty. Patsy May is a friend of mine, I'll ask her to take a peek at your blog. Caz

  6. When I saw your card on the CD Sunday blog I was wondering how you made such a stunning card with a broken arm! Then I read that you made it earlier! Really beautiful Carol. Hope you are recovering well. Michelle x

  7. Hi Carol, a stunning card and I know how much work goes into making this. I love the black frame. Hope your arm is improving and you are back with us soon, we miss you.
    Christine xx

  8. Absolutely gorgeous Carol. Love the frame - and that black swirl is fab. Bet you can't wait to get crafting lovely stuff like this again. Hope it happens soon.
    Beryl xx

  9. Hi Carol - I love this, so classic and elegant. xx

  10. That really is very beautiful Carol! xxx


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