Friday, June 01, 2007

I can see Clearly

It's Kel's turn to set the dare for this Weeks Daring Cardmakers Dare and what a fab one it is! To use Acetate, vellum or something clear and see through ish, fantastic. I left it very late this week, I had plans to do it last night after work but then just ended up flopping on the sofa instead. Luckily I woke up at 5.30 am (so very unlike me!) with an idea and got the sewing machine out to try and sew quietly, totally impossible but I think I may have just got away with it. It could have been worse, my other idea involved hundreds of eyelets!
I used printable acetate, the stuff which has a slightly rougher side and is much easier to stamp on, my Autumn Leaves Swirl stamps and Brilliance white ink. I then sewed it onto a plain black textured card, added ribbon, Dunhelm bloom in black and some ickle tags on the sides. The greeting in the middle is another one of those fantastic cuttlebug embossing folders, inked to make it stand out. I'm quite pleased with the overall effect, I like the contrast between the shiny and the matt. The cards this week on the DCM blog are amazing and all so different and its great to see that loads of you are joining in and sharing your creations. Forgive me I haven't had time to go and look round all the blogs yet but I hope to catch up very soon.

27 comments:

Sam Morris said...

Just gorgeous! You could have used this for the midweek dare too lol! And get yourself a crop a dile for those late night/early morning eyelet settings lol!

Samm said...

This is gorgeous! great card Rhi!

Samm
x

Jayrewcraft said...

oooh I love the black and white - gorgoeus!
I also wanted to say a big thank you for the lovely papers and goodies you sent as part of my prize for the Daring Cardmakers challenge.
Definitely no excuses now for missing a challenge!!!

Thank you, once again for a lovely idea that made my day - it got really exciting waiting for the Postman!!!!
Jayne x

Frog said...

Wow Rhi this gorgeous.

Andrea xx

maggieb said...

WOW Rhi i just love this card.Black is not a colour i would have used on a card.BUT after seeing this one it has gave me something to think about.

Sarah said...

Fantastic card Rhi! Your stamping skills are brilliant.

NickyNoo said...

Beautiful card, the black flowers are so striking!

Leni said...

very nice.

Rein said...

Wow, this is beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Rhi, I so like this! Black and white - very nice!!

Mary Leeson said...

THis is really classy looking Rhi. I love it

Paula said...

Fabulously classy. You just can't beat good old B&W. The

Saffa said...

OOh Gorgeos Rhi!! And thanks for my stunning birthday card its sooo lush!

xxSaffa

Lythan said...

this card is just achingly beautiful! Here's to early morning inspiration

Lynne.x said...

Oh Rhi - this is a gorgeous card - love everything about it - and I'm not just saying that so you dont dump me in Edinburgh tomorrow ..... ;D

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Very stylish. Perfect for any birthday.

Kathy said...

I LOVE this card Rhi

Paula said...

very stylish....love it!

Scripture by Design said...

This sooooo stylish Rhi! I like it :)
Caseyx

deb said...

Love this card, it is so stylish and my favourite colour combo.

Ginger said...

beautiful!!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Rhi this is so 'LUSH' Gorgeous work with the flourish stamps.. love that little flower centre too... just Fabulous!!!

Keryn Campbell said...

Rhi this card is just gorgeous. It jumps out and bites you on the DCM blog.

Beckie said...

Love what you've done Rhi! Beautiful

Mel Goodsell said...

LOving the black and white and the acetate over the card just looks so beautiful!!
Melx

Tassycrafty said...

Stunning! Love the black and white!

Paula said...

OOO love that card Rhi - such a cool idea. Glad the wedding plans are coming along