Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Deja vu

If you have a sense of déjà vu it's because I made a very similar card last year. At the time, I was so intent on using gilding flakes, that I chose a dark colour cardstock to contrast with the flakes, despite my niggling feeling that this was throwing the colour balance off kilter.

With the benefit of hindsight, I decided a white or pastel shade would be better, so I decided to do a second version. I still have lots of that ribbon, in fact I have a whole reel of the narrower one!

This time I coloured my stamp with water based pens before stamping on white cardstock.
For embellishments I added a die-cut border threaded with organza ribbon, flower and leaves.
Looking at it now, I think the flower is crying out for a centre and I will add a gem though I am not sure which colour to use.
I am entering the Craft-Room and the Stamping Sensations challenges.

Let me know in your comments which colour you would pick for the flower centre, and which version of the card you prefer,


  1. love the colours, fab ribbon background and bird lovely card x

  2. that is so clever!!! lovely card, love that bird with the ribbon background, Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

  3. Gorgeous colours and what effective ribbon weaving.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    I would love it if you joined in my Spellbinder blog celebration here which runs until 5th March.

    B x

  4. I like this version as I love your color palette! Beautiful work, would choose a gem which matches one of the colors of your card, then it blends in :-) xxx

  5. Please can you contact me (email on my blog) so i can send you your runner up blinkie.
    I love this, what a gorgeous set of colours you have used.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  6. What a fabulous card for our wings, fantasy and fiction theme! Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

  7. Very lovely card, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations

    Francesca x

  8. Gorgeous card, beautiful bird stamp, lovely background.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

  9. The ribbon is very effective and sets the bird off beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  10. This is absolutely gorgeous! How elegant your image looks with the flower and wonderful ribbon BG!