Sunday, 9 August 2015


I'm still playing catch up with card challenges, following my little break in Devon.  The Craft Barn's challenge is 'Diamonds' and as the challenge closes at midnight tonight, this is the card I made featuring diamonds.
I used a Darice diamonds embossing folder for the background.  The embossed card was attached to a plain piece of card to make to strong enough to wrap the diamond patterned ribbon round and attach it to card blank with foam pads.  As I wrapped the gold thread round the Nestability shape in middle, I realised it formed diamonds too in the pattern.  The butterfly is die cut with a Memory Box 'Pippi Butterfly' die. (I couldn't seem to take a photo without the shadow of the butterfly).  Gold Card Candi finished off my card.  As all the card, except for the card base, was snippets, I'll be off to play in the Playground too.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:


  1. I really like your card Liz. I've not seen that embossing folder before. It's very nice. The spirelli looks lovely on your butterfly topper. I think a bit the shadow from your butterfly looks good. It gives depth. The candi works well too. Barbxx

  2. Beautiful with this embossing folder Liz.
    Hugs Veerle

  3. I love the spirelli and was just thinking last week that I haven't done that in ages! LOL I love the green embossing - very pretty!

  4. Lovely card Liz, the butterfly and spirelli are very pretty. Great embossing too.
    Jean x

  5. Love the beautiful design and

  6. Hi Liz,
    what a great card.
    Love the diamond embossing, and the lovely spirelli too.
    Now I have lots of spirelli threads, and have forgotten them so thank you for the reminder, and the inspiration.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Fantastic Liz - I love how you even have diamond shapes in the ribbon and also the spirelli. A beautiful card!


    Di xx

  8. This is a lovely technique, Liz. It reminds me of the patterns I used to make with square cards, a needle and embroidery thread! It's very effective!

    Thanks for commenting on my daughter's (Annie) card too! Her face lights up with each comment! She's definitely got the blogging bug now!

    We'll no doubt be back soon!
    (Crafty Distraction)

  9. This is so beautiful and the diamond background is perfect. Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  10. Lovely card design Liz, have`nt done spirelli for years..looks good. fab embossing.
    Pam x

  11. Love all the woven gold thread! Very elegant!

  12. All I can say is WOW. There is so much to like about this card. The embossing folder is perfect for this challenge and then to have ribbon with diamonds - great. I love how you did the gold thread and the pattern. The butterfly is perfect in the center. Great card.

  13. This is lovely Liz and the green embossing in the background really shows of the gold thread spirelli which is something I have done but haven't seen for ages, but shown so beautifully here I think it's time to do some more. x

  14. Green, a colour I don't use enough of. You have done it beautifully with the gold. Thanks for joining us over at Bizzy Becs.


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