Tuesday 21 April 2015

An "Irish" box card

Hi everyone.
This is a card that I put together ..... then realised it openes up "the wrong way". Oh well.... good for a left handed friend,  hahaha.
I used an image called Carmen from Rick St Dennis.
Coloured with promarkers, her hair was an experiment in Aubergine and dark blues. Love how it came out.
Then to use her for a card.
I used a box card format. This enabled me to use some of the many 3-d flowers that have been sitting in my stash for eons.
Many die-cuts in gold card to decorate the frame
 Some embossed black card rubbed over with gilding wax, More embossed card in a peachy colour, some black lace, a scrap of DP (Noir et Chic) some black pearl sprays and roses in dark peach and red with some die cut dark green leaves
 All mounted onto a bronze/golden base
The box card houses all this comfortably.
Then it dawned on me........... OOOppsssss
Yes - It opens the wrong way!! Too late now - it's just like the last pages of a book instead of the front.  I hope the recipient doesn't mind.
The front cover - The same bronze/gold  as the base of the card with the negatives of one of the diecuts and gilding wax. Sorry about the glare but you get the gist

That's it from me for  today.
Thanks for looking

I'd like to enter this card into the challenge at
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Use a diecut
Passion for Promarkers - Spring Blooms - use flowers


  1. We've all done it, got to the very end and :/ it's upside down or in your case back to front - so you can join the club, lol. Thanks for also joining in with my challenge of Spring Blooms at passion for Promarkers.
    Lorraine DT

  2. My goodness - that is just STUNNING Cromsie.... who cares if it opens the wrong way. !!!
    IKE xx

  3. Fabulous card, I love the image and wonderful colours.
    Thank you for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week.
    Sue xx

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, Helen! I'm with Ike, who cares how it opens.it's totally amazing! xxD

  5. Beautiful card and so stunning the way you have coloured her hair. Thanks for playing along with this weeks challenge at Passion for Promarkers :) Donna ♥ x

  6. SO cute card, love image !!! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  7. Beautiful creation , love the die cuts you used , thanks for joining the challenge at Chocolate Coffee and Cards ..DT -Crystal