Monday, July 30, 2007

Card for a dear old tea-loving friend

My muse has been away for so long (sigh). While she's been gone, I've been stitching at least, and have collected a nice little pile of card fronts to play with. This 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 card is hand-stitched (with all its flaws) with metallic thread on mauve pearlized cardstock, then the corner design was embossed (with a light box) using a Marianne Design stencil. Parts of the embossed area were then cut out with an exacto knife, and mounted on gold metallic cardstock. I used peel-offs on two sides, and embellished the tea pot with Swarovski crystals.


8 comments:

Penny said...

This is so pretty - 'flaws' in your sewing? I don't see any LOL!! You always have such beautiful detail on your cards.

Jennifer said...

Flaws? Muse gone? Nope...I don't believe that! This is beautiful and intriquite and absolutely beautiful! I really love seeing your embossing with the cut out work on it. What a beautiful look! It reminds me of Battenberg lace. This is so pretty!

Lisa Renéa said...

Deb! A spot of tea, would work wonders, about now. As always-your card making is exquisite! Lovely!!!!

~Stacy said...

beautiful stitching!!
:)
you are entirely too critical of your own talent girl... maybe your muse would like some chocolate??
and a {{ HUG }}

Have a great day!! :)

Aashild said...

Congrats with your blog, Deborah! You make beautiful art!

Take care!

Tami said...

Gorgeous...your eye for design details is amazing. Love the cut out embossing with the amazing stitching. So happy you have a blog to share with us.

glitterangel said...

What a lovely pretty, sparkly card!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I love your tea card dear Deborah!
your work is flawless! :)