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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown - Facets

Hello friends!
I'm here to share with you a new challenge over at
Tuesday Throwdown

So the challenge for you THIS week is:
"Facets of Crafting" (Use Gems, Sequins, etc.) on your project

As I saw what this challenge was, I knew immediately what I wanted to do for it, but I was curious about the name "facet", so of course I looked it up and here's what I found:


1. (Jewellery) any of the surfaces of a cut gemstone
2. an aspect or phase, as of a subject or personality
3. (Architecture) architect the raised surface between the flutes of a column
4. (Zoology) any of the lenses that make up the compound eye of an insect or other arthropod
5. (Anatomy) anatomy any small smooth area on a hard surface, as on a bone
vb-ets-eting-eted-ets-etting or -etted
6. (Jewellery) (tr) to cut facets in (a gemstone)
[C17: from French facette a little face]

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

My parents have their 50th wedding anniversary this week and I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to  create a card for them as well as complete my DT requirement...win/win!
So here's the card I came up with using this theme:
So the Wedding Bells image that I've used on this card was generously donated by our sponsor for this week's challenge which is A Day For Daisies.  I thought it was the perfect image to use not only for the challenge, but for my parent's special Anniversary card as well.  Be sure to play along with us this week as our sponsor will be providing the winner with a fabulous prize! :)  The shop is full of really amazing digital stamps, you should seriously check it out!

I have colored in the image with my Copic markers and used my Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to go over top of the bells for a bit of shimmer.  Of course it's hard to see in the photo, but it looks so pretty IRL.  I've used some gold Stickles to fill in the centers of the flowers.

This card was a bit tricky to put together and I had a "re-do" of the entire thing!  I hate it when that happens, but it was something I wanted to be just right! :)  I used an old Cuttlebug die cut that I had which cut out several pieces with one pass.  The frame, the ornate cut pieces inside the frame were all pieced together and I used some sticky paper behind it so that I could cover that with fine clear glitter.  I popped that up over my embossed card base and added in the sequins and gold glittered die cut numbers.  I had some gold ribbon and then popped up the image over the bow in the corner.
I think it turned out pretty!  I hope they will like it!

Here's another view of the details:
You can some-what see the sparkle and glitter everywhere.  You can barely see the shimmer on the gold bells, but it's there!  I think the gold sequins added the perfect finishing touch to it.  I also placed some liquid pearls around the image too.

Who doesn't love gems or sequins, right?  I can't wait to see what you'll come up with for this challenge!!  Hope you'll join us!  And if you need more inspiration, then check out what the rest of the design team came up with for it!!  CLICK HERE to check out the Tuesday Throwdown challenge!

Thanks for dropping by today!
Also wanted to say a quick reminder about my "Flashback Friday" challenge to use
Flowers!  CLICK HERE for details...InLinkz closes on Thursday 3:00 PM (CST)


Here are some other challenges I'd like to enter this card for:

Creative Inspirations - Pretty Pearls (I've used liquid pearls)

Crafty Creations - Something Old (die cut, embossing folder, ribbon) and Something New (new image, sequins)

Creative Knockouts - Lots of Embellies

Crafts 4 Eternity - Numbers

Alphabet Challenge - 'Y' for Years

613 Avenue - ATG  with Optional "Create Your Own Challenge" - see below
I used: Column 1 - Gold Stickles, Column 2 - die cut, Column 3 - embossing (dry), Column 4 - flowers (image), Column 5 - ribbon

The Pink Elephant (TPE283) - Anything Goes


Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Vicki. Your design is so elegant, I love the image and wonderful sparkle.
A special card for a very special occasion.
hugs Sue xx

Sarah said...

This is beautiful Vicki, love the sparkle and shine and your Parents are going to love it xx

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Vicki this is so beautiful I love everything I am seeing on this stunning card that ribbon. the bells, the panel and embossing, a truly wonderful creation.
lorraine x

Bad Kitty said...


crafty-stamper said...

Stunning card Vicki love the sparkle and gorgeous bow-congratulations to your parents-just to let you know it was the flower stamps that were five years old not the flowers lol have changed my wording :)
Carol x

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

This is the perfect card for your parents big anniversary! I love all the sparkles, the shine, the background embossing and how elegance the card feel. I know what you mean about making the perfect card even if it costs us a re-do, but it's so well worth the effort! I know your parents is going to love it!!!

Thanks for the reminder of your Flashback Friday challenge. I still need to finish a couple of things. :)

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is stunning! A work of art!

Lori said...

OMGOSH, Vicki, this is GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant this week xoxox

CaroleAnn said...

Your parents will treasure this forever! Just beautifully put together and I can see all the work you did on it was with lots of love! Hugs

Davi said...

Gorgeous Vicki!! I love the way you created the frame and the lovely spray to go with it! A Very special card for your parents Special Anniversary :)

Milka Gubo said...

Gorgeous card, Vicki! Beautiful color combination and very elegant design. :-D
Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges this fortnight. Milka DT

Dana said...

Wow, Vicki!! This is gorgeous!! Your coloring is fab! I love the sparkle and texture!! Just fab!!

Beth said...

OMG Vicki this is a jaw dropper absolutely gorgeous congrat's to your parents and I know they are going to love your beautiful card.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Vicki, perfect for your parents milestone anniversary! They are going to love this sparkley treasure from their daughter.


Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. I love all the sparkle.

jimlynn said...

I guarantee your parents will love this Vicki! Oh, and happy anniversary to them too!
WOW! This is just stunning! All the shimmer and shine and I love the blue flowers and that beautiful ribbon. A gorgeous card!

Cornelia W said...

WOW, what a card - jaw dropping!

Chrissy said...

What a beautiful card Vicki..so elegant and love the sparkle and fabulous design..beautiful.


Desire Fourie said...

Vicki this is stunning and so creatively designed. The gold touches really adds that touch of lushness.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my gosh, this is breathtaking. Such a beautiful design with spectacular detailing. Your parents are going to love this gorgeous card.

Pat said...

Gorgeous card, lovely image and beautiful colours. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Alphabet Challenge..

Pat xx

Margreet said...

What a gorgeous and elegant card for your parents, Vicki....congrats on their 50th wedding anniversary!
xxx Margreet

Becky said...

wow! This is stunning Vicki! Your parents will love this card.
Congratulations on 50 years, what a blessing.

Irene Watson said...

I love this card vicki!its my parents 40th anniversary in march and I would love to present them with a card just like this!wonderful! Irene dt teamie xx

Becca Cruger said...

This is sheer perfection. It's so beyond lovely! I'm sure your parents will love it!

Tracey said...

This is stunning Vicki & I love all the sparkle :o)

Shelly said...

HELLO.BEAUTIFUL! This card just 'pops'! LOOOOOVE it!

Tammy said...

WOW this is Stunning Vicki!! Gorgeous image and it's colored beautifully! I love all of the sparkle and that fabulous gold ribbon... Your parents are going to love this!!
Hugs, Tammy

chanya13 said...

Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

Donna said...

Stunning card Vicki, it caught my eye earlier over on Facebook...the design is so elegant and I'm loving all the bling and sparkle, especially the ribbon! :) Donna ♥ x

Tammy said...

Wow Vicki, such a beautiful gorgeous card! A very special HappyAnniversary to your parents!

MaryH said...

Hi Vicki, Just popped over from Nancy's blog, where she provided your link as her inspiration. So of course I had to check out what that was! Got to enjoy this beautiful and so special a milestone card. Please give a big hug to your parents for achieving this event. Not many of us make it that long these days, so it's really a Big Deal! And my best wishes that it will be a perfect day. The card is lovely, and I enjoyed reading the how-to's. The glittered background celebrates the gold very nicely, as did the beautiful Bells. I love WoStella..but it doesn't photograph well at all. Just became your newest follower, and hope you'll find time to visit me sometime. TFS

Lisa S. said...

This is beautiful Vicki! Hope they enjoy their 50th anniversary, congrats to them.

Chasing the Dream said...

Wow, this is a drop dead beauty. I just love how you colored the bells and details on this amazing beauty.
You go girl.

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Hi Vicki! What gorgeous jaw dropping card. I love the details. Your parents are going to love you more when they see this card. WTG girl!

Asha said...

Oh my word!!! Super stunning card, Vicki. Everything about it screams Golden anniversary.Your parents are so going to LOVE this card!
hugs, Asha

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE the card Vicki and the texture her is just brilliant...lovely card for your parents.xx
Brilliant card again...xx.xx

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Tammy said...

Hi Vicki, I'm back! I just wanted to Thank you for joining us over at Alphabet challenge blog with this gorgeous creation!
Big hugs, Tammy

Patricia St Martin said...

Beautiful!!!! All the awesome sparkle. Love how you framed the the 50 in and you colored everything so perfect. Fabulous ideas and inspiration.
Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
rubber stamping is my game blog

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous, Vicki! Love all the gold and sparkle. I'm so hoping I find time to play this week but I've been a bit under the weather so I can't predict. :-D

Donna K said...

Oh Vicki. I'm quite certain that your folks just adored this card! That sweet golden bell image, fabulous gold trim ribbon and all that sparkle. WOW...this is a show stopper. Happy Anniversary to them on 50 years. What an accomplishment and testament to dedication!

Monika Reeck said...

Vicki this is FUNTASTIC
Love the bell colored and flower and ribbon..I bet your parents loveee this much..see 41 comment this is really amazing card my friend I do love it much...I am not so good at making wedding card..must CASE ing your card...hugs..Monika

michele said...

Fabulous card :) thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

Aurora Marco said...

Nice card. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope to see you again next week!

Chana said...

Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing our twist this week here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Jessi Fogan said...

It's stunning! Of course they'll love it! And perfect that you've added the touches of gold :)

nwilliams6 said...

Gorgeous Vicki - great image and that ribbon is perfect. Your bottom panel is really elegant. Hugz

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