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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Meet Meg and Tiddles

The rats that belong to my eldest granddaughters! They have one each although they seem to spend most of their time with the eldest.  This was taken at the little birthday celebration we were having for our daughter's birthday yesterday.  I was helping wash up and turned around and they were there!


I made a card this afternoon for the Creative Cottage Challenge - use white/blank space. This is to be their last challenge in this format, so we wait with baited breath to find out what's next! I will also enter it in the Verve March Diva Dare - colour me Spring.  Now I made this card, photographed it and then decided it need another mount, so remade it and photographed it again and now I cannot decide which one is better - so I will put up both and get you to tell me which one is best and why, please. 


Can you see the difference?  


Anyway, I made this by using my CB and a Coulture Creations Embossing folder - Victorian - and then using a soft pink Copic and carefully going over the raised bits with it to highlight them (saw it in a magazine and thought I can do that!) and then added a freebie tag from the English magazine Creative Cardmaking Issue 24 on which I had stamped on the sentiment using a Verve stamp. I sponged both the tag and the backing paper with SU Pink Pirouette ink before I embossed the sentiment with Sparkling Ebony EP (and it does have a real sparkle) and then popped on a Prima rose.  Three little pearls from Annabelle's sprinkles collection and it was done.  Until I decided to add the mount - in a deeper pink. All the card is from SU - confetti white, blossom blush and regal rose. 


8 comments:

Curt in Carmel said...

Those rats are as cute as cute can be. What sweet little faces, and I love their names. Your card is beautiful. I LOVE the colored embossed background. That takes a steady hand and a lot of work. Just beautiful! Best, Curt

Lynn's Place said...

I love these flowers ...what great cards...tfs

lindyloo said...

super card very elegant thank you for joining us at the creative cottage linda x

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, how beautiful! Love that embossed background and the shabby flower. My preference is the softer color mount. It just gives a soft dreamy edge to your photo, and the darker pink mount seems to try to steal the attention away from that fabulous tag and flower.

Rebekah said...

Thanks for sharing at the Creative cottage last challenge white space hugs Rebekah xx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Susan! Pure elegance!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What an elegant card!! I LOVE your embossed bg with your gorgeous flower and sweet tag!! Gorgeous!!

Amy Sheffer said...

So soft and feminine! Love it!!