Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fashion-Inspired Card

Hello, friends! 
 I am popping in to share a fun card that I made over the weekend.
About this card: I used the stencil ( Swirls and Dots ) by Simon Says Stamp and white embossing paste to create a subtle background ( with a bit of glitter).  After it dried, I adhered an acetate to the stenciled background. I created a colorful background with distress inks. Then I used a Sizzix die to cut out the small butterflies.The sentiment is from Altenew (Persian Motif).

Here is my inspiration....Amal (aka Mrs. Clooney) wore the dress so beautifully, I couldn't help it!
 It was hard to take photo of my card...I wished the lighting wasn't so harsh and that I could hand make the small flowers (like the dress).  Oh well, you do get  the idea, right?

 Thanks for stopping by!

29 comments:

Kelly Latevola said...

WOW Virginia! Those butterflies are stunning!! I absolutely adore that white on white glitter background you created. So gorgeous!!

Barb said...

What a stunning take on that gorgeous dress, Virginia! Wow! I love, love, love all those amazing butterflies! ♥

Craft-E-Place said...

What an amazing card! The colours are so vibrant and I love the texture from the embossing paste. Just wow!,
Elaine

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous Virginia.

Lynn said...

Holy fabulousness! This is absolutely amazing and such a fabulous take on the dress! Love, love, love Virginia.

Sheila H said...

Fabulous take on the gorgeous dress, Virginia. The subtle background has great texture. Love the vibrant butterflies.

Kim M said...

Everything about this card is fabulous! Love the bright bold butterflies against the white background. The embossing is great and the design layout wonderful! Love! :-)

sandie said...

wow Virginia this is stunning. What a cool idea with the acetate I would never have spotted it. And the colours here just jump out at you x

joy said...

LOVE this, Virginia!

Sue McRae said...

Wow, gorgeous card! Love your take on the dress!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

PERFECT!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is stunning!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Wow! FAbulous interpretation and execution. TFS

Colleen Dietrich said...

Brava! This card is a perfect take on that perfect dress (oh my), Virginia.

Cornelia W said...

Oh, so pretty - like you colors better than the ones of the dress!

conil said...

Great minds...I, too, saw that incredible dress and thought, "what a pretty card that would make". As usual, you beat me to it. The card is stunning and you've really captures Mrs. Clooney's frock.

Shelly said...

LOOOOOVE this!!! Absolutely, STUNNING!!!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Wow, Virginia, your card is stunning! Your interpretation of the dress is amazing! xx

donna mikasa said...

Fabulous inspiration from Mrs. Clooney's dress! It reminds me of a former MFW Trigger, too! Just gorgeous, Virginia!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great take on the dress! I love the bright alcohol inks!

Carole said...

Have to say I didn't like the dress, but your card is lovely x

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Wow! So pretty!

Bobby said...

This is a beautiful interpretation of that gorgeous dress, Virginia. Not an easy task and you made it work.

Barb Ghig said...

Be still, my heart with this GORGEOUSNESS!!! Your butterflies are absolutely beautiful and really pop against your background! So clever, Virginia!!!

GeeCee said...

Oh WOW! You did it again Virginia! So beautiful! Thank you for sharing! - glenna

Cathy said...

Stunning card Virginia, love your take on the dress, Cathy x

Cris G said...

Simply amazing, Virginia! You wouldn't have to make flowers instead, I can perfectly see where you took inspiration from in the dress. Great take, one of my favorites Virginia's cards.
Btw, the dress is gorgeous and Amal (Mrs. Clooney) is so elegant and beautiful that she could wear a plastic bag and still look like a princess... they make a perfect couple.

Laura B. said...

wow, wow, wow!!! Those butterflies are stunning!!! Love the gorgeous colors so much!

alexandra s.m. said...

what a brilliant idea Virginia ;o)
Love your card! Only YOU could think of this!