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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Birthday Bling

UPDATE:  My card won an "HONORABLE MENTION CUP OF TEA"  for The Shabby Tea Room's Challenge #24.

Several months ago, I bought some Wausau Royal Metallic Chalice Silver paper at Office Max, thinking that I could use it when I made Christmas cards.  However, The Shabby Tea Room's Challenge #24, "A Little Bit of Metal," was a perfect use for this paper.
I used SU's Basic Black as my base, and then I added the Chalice Silver.  I used two rub-ons to frame my sentiment, which I embossed using some Ranger silver metallic embossing powder. After embossing and punching out my sentiment, I decided to cut up and then piece together one of my silver foil Wilton cake doilies as a backing for the sentiment.
On the left side of the card, I added some bling as well as several silver metallic flowers (that I took apart and reassembled) and a butterfly that I also embossed.
I am also entering this in Flutterby Wednesday #119 --anything goes as long as there's a butterfly, fairy, or angel on the card.

Stamp:  SU's Well Scripted; Paper:  SU's Basic Black, Wausau Royal Metallic Chalice Silver; Punches:  Martha Stewart butterfly, Marvy Uchida scallop oval; Embellishments:  Wilton silver foil doily, Reflections flowers, Me and My Big Ideas rhinestone bling, Plaid rub-ons; and Ranger Silver metallic embossing powder.


  1. This is very elegant and pretty! love the silver and the embossing!

  2. Wow! What an elegant card! I love the black mixed with all that beautiful silver detailing. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.

  3. STUNNING, Beth! After having seen in IRL, the picture doesn't even do it justice! Simply wonderful .. thanks for sharing it with us this week in the Tea Room :)

  4. Speechless.....this is so elegant! The black and silver combination, all the detail - just so rich in elegance! Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR! :)