Monday, 25 February 2013

LIM108, CFC91 - Silver Anniversary


Ever hear that great minds think alike? I was all set to make my paper pierced creation for this week's Less Is More challenge, and then I visited my good friend Hannelie. Well. Plan A went out the window and I moved to Plan B. This, as a matter of fact, is Plan C, due to technical difficulties with Plan B. lol!

Like Hannelie (and like this card), I did my piercing from the back. I was inspired by those boards of pins that you can push your hand against and see the shape coming through the other side like this:



http://www.locomolife.com/store/images/TMT/TMT005s02_4_Pin_Art_Pinpression_Desk_Toy.jpg

I used a grey and silver theme (that Sweet and Sassy heart is cut from mirror card) - perfect for an elegant wedding or 25th anniversary. And perfect for this week's CASual Friday challenge - Hi Ho Silver.  I created a round frame by outlining two nestabilities with pencil on the back of my white panel. I then flipped the panel over, glued the grey circle in the centre of the frame, to give some more grounding to the silver heart and popped up the mirror card heart.

ETA - this card was chosen as a favourite! Thank you so much!




24 comments:

Hannelie said...

We do think alike... but hopefully we are not fools!
LOL!
Your card looks great Ardyth, love the effect!

Amy V. said...

This is so pretty! What a wonderful CAS design with so much impact from that beautiful mirror card and piercing!

Gillian said...

What a wonderful card, love how you pierced the opposite way, what a great effect

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card Ardyth! Love the effect of piercing the opposite way!

Happy Dance said...

Love that heart and the gray color you've used. And all that piercing--you must have the patience of a saint! Simply fab!! Bev

Ellen said...

Simply gorgeous!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful silver anniversary card!

Geri said...

Well, you're Plan C definitely worked out well - this is fabulous! The reverse side of the piercing definitely is more dynamic and creates both depth and dimension. Love it!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Perfectly CAS, perfect for the piercing, and wonderful for the SILVER! Just awesome!.. I should have picked up some mirror card, I love the effect.

Chrissie said...

I would never have thought of piercing from the back, great idea.
Thanks so much Ardyth,
Chrissie
Less is More

Vicky Hayes said...

Just gorgeous Ardyth! The mirrored heart looks stunning on your pierced frame. Vicky x

Kelly Griglione said...

So much more in love with the reverse side and all that yummy texture and interest!! Just like your "bullet" holes with the hole punch. I really wanna touch!!

Jenni's Jems said...

This is gorgeous and love the simplicity of it ! x

Olga said...

Clever inspiration and a beautiful card!

mypapercraftworld said...

Very cool and very gorgeous ... that reverse piercing works brilliantly ... like Kelly, I want to touch (just like the horses)! Anita :)

Jen said...

ardyth this is fab! love how you did the reverse piercing!

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Jen W. said...

I used to love those pin bards!! And your card is fabulous - great shine and funky texture.

Kim Heggins said...

Such a lovely card. I love that silver heart, so sweet.

Linda said...

Great card, love your take on the paper piercing, very striking design. xx

Suzanne Russell said...

I've never seen paper piercing from the back before-I'll have to give this fabby technique a try. Love the mirror heart!

Colleen Wold said...

Soooo pretty!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Way to GO!!! Thanks for commenting my blog too.

I was so surprised at the win!

I entered it as an "over the top" fluke of an entry for fun. Just goes to show, you never know, and keep creating and having fun!

Have a SUPER Weekend!

Julie said...

Great idea- lovely card.

Bethany Stellpflug said...

so pretty! I love that you were able to do such a gorgeous card without a sentiment! That is always a challenge for me!