Sunday, April 17, 2011

Less is More - week 11 acetate - card number 2

Well after seeing all the amazing cards I realised that my first card was clean and just too simple so here's another attempt. Found some packaging from a crafty item I'd obviously bought ages ago and kept 'just in case' and embossed it with a swirly flourishy embossing folder - sorry I can't remember what make it is but no doubt someone out there will know.
I  cut out a section of a 5inch square peppermint green card and inset the embossed acetate between two embossed lines.Then I found a dark green swirly leafy flourish that I'd cut from an SVG file on my Cricut and 'filed to be used later'.
A white rub on sentiment and three white pearls (did I really need those - not sure, but I do like a bit of bling) finished it off.
I'm almost beginning to like acetate, so thank you Mandi and Chrissie for making me think 'outside the box'!!


Close up of the embossing,sentiment and pearls

20 comments:

Jenny said...

This is a beautiful card, love that big swirl on the acetate. I think you could be the first acetate convert!! :)
Jenny x

Chrissie said...

We aim to please Diane!
I wonder if you will be on your own as an acetate convert?
This looks great, I think the pearls are fine... it's when they're stuck in the corners almost as a matter of course without specific thought for the design, that I think they're totally unnecessary.
Lovely card.
Chrissie
"LIM"

Dolly Daydreams said...

This is gorgeous stunning and very dynamic but loved your first one too.

Marie

You have a great blog love your work have become a follower.

Ruth M said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the embossed acetate in the gap. I can tell you the embossing folder you used is the PaperMania Victorian Fleur one - it's one of my faves so I recognised it straight away!

Lizy said...

This is lovely Diane! I love the colour too, and the flourish. I have some new flourishes I got in Harrogate that I have yet to use...maybe I will try them today...
Lizy x

Craftilicious said...

really elegant card - its gorgeous!

Mrs.B said...

2nd great card, gorgeous!
Avril x

Mandi said...

FAB card Diane
We don;t moan about pearls and gems if they serve a purpose, we 'don't like' them in blank corners, we like naked ones lol

Thank Diane
mandi
Less is <ore

Jan said...

It's stunning x Jan

Sally said...

Thanks for the nice comment you left on my LIM card. I love yours, nice colour & love the swirl.
Sally x

Susan said...

Diane, this card is beautiful! Love the embossing on the acetate!

mustavcoffee said...

This is so pretty, love the panel and the large swirl finishes beautifully:0) xxx

Anna-Karin said...

What a wonderful card, I love the flourish!

Shirley said...

Diane, this card is stunning, I love it.

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful card Di, lovely colour combo. I used this embossing folder too, it's my favourite. x

Michelle said...

beautiful card love the embossing.

Hugs
Michelle

Aileen said...

Love all your swirls and your card looks very classy. x

Lynne said...

Gorgeous card. Love the embossed acetate and the colours you`ve used.
Lynne xxx

Debgem said...

I love this card. I really like the way you've used leaves on the embossed acetate and also the die cut leaves - fabulous!!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Di

This is a really gorgeous card. Love the embossed acetate and that gorgeous die cut - stunning card.

Tina
X