Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Guess what ? another card .

Guess what ? another card. Yep.
I'm in love since ever with this pink-chocolate brown color combination... also in clothing....and in sweets  ;). So, here it is transposed in a card.
A garden filled with memories and flowers ...
''Memories are the most precious thoughts of a person''

I've started from a lousy printed pale pink polka-dot paper, making it better with a layer of gesso on the down right corner, applying some modeling paste trough a stencil, then playing with a stamp ( the word ''Memories'' from Afternoon tea set of ScrapBerry's   ) in the opposite corner. Stains and sprays, edge color and teared distressed, die-cuts and...oh yes, about die-cut.  . I tried for the first time a crackled clear embossing powder tehnique on the die-cut piece ( Decorative accent and label - Sizzix - 658955 ) and this is , shortly, what I've done : embossed the piece for 3 or 4 times with Ranger Clear Embossing powder until a thick layer is build up, then I put the piece in the freezer. I forgot it there until I've finished some dishes to wash (LOL ) then take it out and -  frozen as it is ! -  bent it all the ways carefully. And quickly. Nice, big crackles appear all over it.You can play as long as you like it making crackles.  

...I add a few embellishement here and there ... a mini-frame, some recycled plastic net ( from vegetables ) , a strip of organza, cords and of course lots of flowers and some leaves. The central paper flower is made with a SU punch - Flower Blossom ( you can find a tutorial on my blog , here  ) . Pearls and some hidden diamonds, gypsum elements and... oh my. I think I stopped at the right moment . LOL . 

As always , the interior has to meet the front. In colour at least. Here I double - distressed the edges as I've done on the front. 

At this time the card is on the way to my swap partner . Hopefully she'll love it as much as I do . ;) 

I enter this card into the following challenges : 
- Mixed Media World - Vintage ,
- Anything but cute - Vintage garden 
- Paper take weekly : In the garden  ,
- Creative Inspiration - Shabby chic  ,
- Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - #12 May Flowers  . 


  1. Wow, this is gorgeous!! I am a huge fan of handmade flowers and yours is drop dead gorgeous, love the distressed petals!! Your frame, flourishes and fun fibres are all beautiful accents and help complete a wonderfully luscious vintage garden!! Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  2. Amazing card, Teodora, with so many beautiful elements to look at! Fabulous colour choice and gorgeous design! Love your handmade flower!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our Vintage Garden challenge!
    Branka DT

  3. This is gorgeous Teodora! So many luscious layers and yummy colors. I loved your little story about your cracks on the die. Freezer fun is what it sounds like. Wonderful design and very well executed!

    Thanks so much for joining our first challenge, "Vintage Garden", at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki DT

  4. Absolutely stunning! Love your card and the flower jaw dropping lay gorgeous! Thank you for joining our challenge at Mixed Media World! Ingrid x

  5. Wow! This is such an amazing card, with so much texture in it's embellishments, and the lovely pink background--LOVE those spots! I am so impressed with that big, beautiful flower, and I'm off to see the tutorial! And I love the way you have used your freezer and "down time" to make the crackled flourish, then "shadowed" it with a second cut. Just a lovely, inspirational card, Teodora!

    Thank you so much for joining our first challenge "Vintage Garden" at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  6. Gorgeous card with so many pretty elements!
    Thank you so very much for joining our Vintage Garden challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT

  7. A gorgeous floral creation! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations :) xxx

  8. Wonderful card!! Love the crackle/freezer idea!! Can't wait to play with that - thank you for the inspiration!! And Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  9. I love the collage you created on your card - it's beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  10. What a beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

  11. Beautiful card! Love all the texture and fibers you used! The flowers are lovely! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.



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