Sunday, June 24, 2012

Foiled Friendship....

Nope, the friendship isn't foiled, but the card is!
 The original concept was to create an entirely foil card, but upon further contemplation, it felt a bit 'cold' so I decided to alter it and add some pretty papers and soft sheer ribbon and laced leaves I found in the cake decorating section of Walmart.   The metal flower was created using different punches and die cuts and layered with gesso, tattered ink DI, Poppy Parade and Basic Brown SU ink and a finishing layer of clear embossing Powder.  The Sentiment is in Opaque Finish embossing powder from Stampin' Up! A bit of Vintage Photo DI smeared along the edges of the base to complete the look.
Many thanks sentiment from Stampin' Up! completes the inside of the card.
This is my DT card for yet another fabulous
Linky Party #95 happening now!

Our sponsor for this party is none other than
Prize to be awarded:  3 downloadable paper collections!!

Stop by and say hi and check out the other talented work from the DT ladies at MIM.

Before I go, I'd like to show you my...
"Eerie Elegance"
Reminded me of a black and white silent movie. Here is a 'blip' from her blog.
"So here's my offering..... this is as elegant as i get! Beautiful 'death cab' image from SMEARED INK.... Black, white and silver. Die cuts, punches, ribbon, feathers, gems, and the dreaded glitter card stock. Ribbon flowers, metal flowers.... a lovely metal 'always' mesh....and loads of black ink."
Within the macabre is beautiful elegance. I think it's a really original piece of artwork.
Thank you so much for your wonderful visit!
Hugs n' Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx


Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Lisa, love the cake decorating separtment, the things we the flowers and ribbons and gorgeous colours...your POTW is very creative..deep..meaningful..macarbeyes,a very talented lady.


Scrumplescrunch said...

First Congratulations on your win over at 'frilly n funky' Sunday Share, 25% off is not to be sneezed at!
Your card once again is an original piece of work, I don't know how you continue to produce these amazing pieces. The Foil Bg is cold; you are so correct, but you have warmed it up wonderfully with the Bg pp, and that most delicious flower, which is in full bloom, and adding the ribbon creates so much movement. Altogether it makes for an interesting piece of art, too good for a card in my opinion.

Shirley-Anne said...

Love reading Sue's comments on others blogs .her words are always so eloquent.
Love your work with foil. Love the background paper and the lush flower and ribbon .
Your POTW is in a style I have only seen in very few blogs .This one is partiularly beautiful .

Marjorie said...

Beautiful card hunnie, you put together the most amazing products and come up with such beautiful pieces of art :) I love the colours on here and that beautiful flower just looks like it is sailing by with gorgeous wings of ribbon floating behind!
Your pick of the week is very beautiful and elegant..I think the title says it all! another very talented lady:)
Big hugs,

Unknown said...

This is a gorgeous card and I am always amazed at how you take random things and create such beauty. I LOVE your flower and the leaves are stunning. I could stare at them for days and who knew the cake department at Wal-Mart produced such things. ;) I need to give foil a try because what you've created here is a piece of art and my hat is off to you. This card is so rich and it put a huge smile on my face this morning.
You've Got Talent!
L1 xx

Rene said...

My goodness...this is astounding. Not in a million, trillion years could I do something like would just turn out a, well, what's the opposite of "hot mess?" Lol! Gorgeous!!!
Rene :D

blackdragon said...

Your card for this week Lisa is very pretty and the flower gorgeous.
I am honoured you choose my card as your pick of the week... not to many folks like the darker/creepier/ more macabre side of crafting...and many just dismiss 'us' as weird. Thank you for being open minded and liking eerie elegance. BDx

Lori said...

The pretty background is a perfect "foil" for the foil! (Ha!) The flower is gorgeous!

Lisa Jane said...

ooh i ust love the foil and that gorgeous flower
Lisa x

Margaret said...

Who knew foil and Wal-Mart cake decorations could be so fabulous together?! Other than you, of course! The flower is beyond amazing and I love how you describe each step so nonchalantly! As if I could replicate this...
I think you described your POTW perfectly as a black and white movie. It has that feel of sadness and beauty at the same time.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Love your foiled card! Hope you enjoy your vacation back to Gatlinburg and thanks for popping by my blog! :)

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Lisa, this foiled card is gorgeous! Love it! :)

Patricia St Martin said...

Awesome card, love the foil and your flower is stunning. I do think the ribbon and the dp gives it a much softer look.

Sandy said...

Wonderful ideas Lisa - I see so many of my friends commenting on your cards. I must make an endeavor to go to Wal-Mart. Out side of bras I have not found them to be of much use to me. I am not even sure that is how one must spell Wallmart. But I do know I like your flower a lot. And I do understand your sense of humor as well as your sense of the ridiculous and that my friend is called good mental health!!!
LOL! - Sandy

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

WOW! Lisa!!! You need to sell those flowers! To me! LOL! Such a beautiful job your attention to detail and it looks amazing :)

lalkygirl said...

stunning card ,love the fantastic flower and ribbon embellie...gorgeous
tracey x

Stamping Shanni said...

Lisa - love this card and you could have foiled me anyday! Saw it on the MIM linky page and needed to have a closer look at the detail. Wow!
Stamping Shanni

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Unknown said...

Love your creativity and your foiled card!!!! Oh and thanks for the reminder about Craft Wars....just in time to schedule my DVR! Happy Stamping! :)

Chriss America Real said...

Hi, I just discovered Make It Mondays, what a great idea! LOVE your foiled card, so cool!


Michelle said...

I couldn't even tell that was a metal flower, I thought it was paper!! You are one talented crafter!

I love the look of the foil.

Your POTW is a very dramitic card, she always does such gorgeous work, certainly deviates from the norm.

Michelle :o)

Sandy said...

Wow, this one is fabulous, love the background and that fab flower and ribbons. A wonderful creation. Your POTW is unusual- black and white always makes an impact.

Vicki Fraser said...

Talk about glitz catching the eye Lisa! I love that you used the negative die cut in the foil panel, and I'm glad you added some colour, it looks great! saw you over at MIM :)

Shelby said...

I just love look at all of the different layers and techniques you use in your darn cool. What is gesso?


TC said...

Another gorgeous card Lisa. I love that flower, and beautiful sentiment.
Great Inspiration for MIM x

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