Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Gettin' a Little Froo-Froo On

Before I begin my post this morning, I have a request from my sister. Sue wanted me to say "thank you" to all those lovely card makers who left such sweet comments about her cards in my last post, click. She is overwhelmed by your kindness, and wanted me to tell you how much she appreciates your encouragement. We're planning on getting together fairly soon, and it's my goal to help her set up a blog. I can't wait for her to "meet" you all, and to feel the love and support from this incredible blogosphere of card makers. So thanks, everyone. You're going to love Sue. And she'll love you right back!

Allll righty then. So far, I have one card this morning. I started it yesterday, but had to move onto house cleaning and cake baking. DH celebrated his birthday yesterday, and DD Cathy, and her family came over for cake and ice cream. So only a bit of time in the craft room yesterday. I plan on making up for that today. Still in my jammies, and the only real thing I've accomplished (other than finishing this card...) is my morning workout. That's fine with me, however. It'll be back over to the mess for me in a few minutes. I'm playing along with The Card Concept challenge this morning, and got a little froo-froo on. Not tons. I've tried shabby chic, and multiple layers of prettiness, but I can't do it well. So a little froo-froo is it for me. The theme this time at TCC is to create a wedding card. This one could fit into the 'Clean and Layered' category, or maybe into the 'Classy and Elegant' one.


I'm going to show the shiny part first...you can't see it in the whole card photo, but the silver portion of the card is shiny, shiny, shiny. 


This is one of my all time favorite paper combinations ever, in the whole world. 


And the silver swirls are shiny too. Only a little froo-froo. Started with a Neenah white base, then added the blue and silver panels. Can't tell you who made either one of these papers, as they were in my scrapbox, but boy oh boy, do I ever wish I'd bought a ton of these!! The sentiment panel is three layers, with a scrap of blue vellum under the white panel. ME smoke ink, and PTI stamps. A strip of pearls beneath the sentiment, and done. I wish you could see it in real life! Anyway... we're getting some nice soaking rain (yay!), and I'm headed back to the scrap (mess) desk. Happy dances everyone!!


21 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Glad the hubby's bday celebration went well. Do not overdo it today my friend. LOVE your C & E card Bev, beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at The Card Concept!

Hannelie said...

Hi dear Bev!
Such a lovely wedding card! Those pearls are just perfect for the occasion!
Hugs

Lindsey said...

Beautiful and elegant and just perfect. I love how shiny the paper is, too.

Anita in France said...

Happy Birthday to John for yesterday, Bev ... cake and ice cream sounds a yummy way to celebrate! What a gorgeous, elegant and classy wedding card ... fabulous shimmer from that wonderful DP and the pearls ... just so chic! Hugs, Anita :)

Marybeth said...

Happy birthday to your DH,glad it was fun.
Very pretty! Love the pearls Bev!

Lynn said...

Youza...this is gorgeous. I am in love with the flourishes and all that fabulous shimmer. Happy birthday to your hubby!

Patti said...

Beau-tiful!! I love the colors together too with the perfect pearl accent!

Patti

p.s. have a piece of cake for me!! : )

Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy Belated Birthday to DH!! Your card is really beautiful, Bevie, and I can imagine how it must be so rich in real life with all the elegant wedding details! Hugs, Darnell

wienerhoneymooners said...

Super ELEGANT and lovely Bev!!!

Susanne Vargas said...

What a classy and elegant card! Love all that shine!
Can't wait for Sue's blog - to get to know her and see more of her fabulous cards!

Cathy Weber said...

Beautiful card...and I agree! Shiny, shiny, shiny! Love the elegant swirled paper and the pearls. How lucky you are to have a sister who shares this fun hobby with you!

keren said...

Such a beautiful colour combo- so very classy! Your card is pared back and gorgeous! Hope you enjoyed all that partying.. from the bonkers Brit! x

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Bev...this is just stunning my sweet friend! I love that gorgeous silver paper and those pearls...wow, just the perfect addition to a beautiful wedding card. So excited to see what your sister will do with her blog, you are the best to help her out. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Card Concept.

Deepti said...

Oh my what a beauty!! I love the row of pearls and the shimmery paper :) gorgeous! I missed the post with ur sister's card but heading right over to check them out :)

cm said...

Belated Happy Birthday to John - and how sweet you are to serve up a home-made cake, with ice cream! Yummy! I bake cakes rarely, because there's only two of us and I'm not a big cake fan, but plant one of my mom's cakes in front of me, and watch me dive in! Perhaps that's more the reason I don't bake them: saving up for her delicious delights. Your card, my friend, is 'froo froo' fabulous?!! The blue and silver; shimmer and shine; pearls and vellum; the best wedding sentiment ever - all combined, makes for one elegant, classy, stunning card! Love, love and love this!!
Hugs~c

cm said...

I'm back...yayyyy that Sue will be starting a blog! Excited to meet her!!
Hugs again~c

Yoonsun Hur said...

What a gorgeous elegant card! So beautiful colour combo!! Thanks for playing with us at the Card Concept!

Kim S said...

I think it's just the perfect amount of froo-froo. I'm serious - too much froo-froo gets overwhelming and gaudy. If there's too little froo-froo, why bother? Your beautiful shiny paper, then a few swirls and dash of pearls - totally elegant!

Kylie said...

A big belated happy birthday to John from me too. Sorry I am so behind at the moment. Your card is so pretty and elegant. Love the bling across the centre. :)

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh definitely classy and elegant ..its simply beautiful!! x

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is so lovely, Bev. It has a fresh, modern feel while still maintaining a traditional vibe, too.

Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept. :)