Saturday, 8 February 2014


Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having a good weekend:)
Today my card I am sharing is another from my show back in January using the gorgeous and very elegant Dress stamp - Flamenco along with lot's of other Creative Expressions products!

Card details:
  • I started with a black card base measuring 6 1/2" square.
  • I then cut a piece of the Teresa Collins paper and put it through my Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations embossing folder - Taylor. I then used Gilding Wax - Enchanted Gold over the embossed area and matted this onto my card.
  • I have die cut the Couture Creations - Irish Dreams in white card and matted it onto a black piece of card. I then adhered this to my card.
  • Next I die cut a Spellbinder oval in the black patterned paper from the paper pad. Using the Couture Creations die set - Ivy Doily, I die cut 3 in black and 3 in the black patterned paper.
  • I then adhered these to my card as in picture.
  • I have stamped the Flamenco dress in black Archival ink and coloured it in using the Mica Pigment powders - set 6 Luscious Greens. I then fussy cut the dress out and adhered it to my card.
  • Next I added some black lace. I have stamped the sentiment out onto white and cut it out and adhered to the bottom of the card.
  • To finish of the card I have added some Stickles Glitter -Pine Needles and a few Creative Expressions black pearls.
Unusually for me this card doesn't have any flowers or ribbon bow , but I wanted to keep it pretty simple and give the impression that the dress is on a 'Catwalk' as in a fashion show......not sure if I have achieved this though!
I hope you like my card choice today:)
Take Care x


  1. This is just so beautifully elegant and vintage.
    Wishing you a wonderful and relaxed weekend.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. hi Nikki
    just love the dress and how you have coloured it in using mica powders. The Thesesa Collins paper pad is so gorgeous I haven't used any of mine yet.

  3. Hi Nikki
    You have certainly achieved the catwalk look the dress looks stunning with the mica powders and tones beautifully with the background paper. Hope you have a great weekend
    Best wishes, Pat

  4. Dance the night away! Love the shimmer on your pretty dress Nikki, the mica powders give it such a delicate look. Hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  5. Hi Nikki, I really Love today's Stunning Card, I Love the Teresa Collins paper you have chosen and The Fantastic Stamp, your Card is extremely Elegant, I'm sure you can't wait to get your hands on The New Sue Wilson Dies, just think of all the fun your going to have, with those.
    Love and hugs from Sam x

  6. This is gorgeous, Nikki! It has such an art deco look to it-love it!

  7. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

  8. A lovely, simple and elegant card. I bought the Irish Dreams die, after watching your demonstration. It's beautiful but not easy to use.
    Thank you for your inspiration!

  9. Morning Nikki
    Just love this card, so gorgeously elegant, love the Teresa Collins papers really art deco. Everything matches beautifully
    Carol x

  10. Hi Nikki,
    Wow today's card is so stunningly elegant! I just love the colour and the style of it ...very Art Deco and I don't think it needs bows and flowers as it's just so beautiful without them.

    Love Sheila xx

  11. Hi nikki. Lovely card. I've not long bought some gilding wax along with the majestic blooms stuff but never got to making the cards on the fri like I was supposed to lol ah well plenty time
    Love Tracy from killie x

  12. Hi Nikki
    I wonder if you can help me, I have bought 3 CE gilding waxes, Golden Light, Pewter and Autumn Bronze and they are all solid in their pots ,is this right or do I have to mix them with something
    Carol x

  13. Hi Carol , if you add a little CE blending solution or similar this helps....or a little on a piece of cloth and dab the cloth into the gilding wax and use the cloth rather than your finger on your project. I hope this helps x It is also easier when it is warm ie you could keep it near a raidiator for a while and I know Julia uses a heat gun for a few seconds on it however it will still go harder after it cools so you need to be quick. Which is why I prefer blending solution. Oh and you can use it as a paint when mixed with blending solution ..... Gorgeous effect x I hope this helps xxx

  14. Hi Nikki.
    The past two cards on here are amazing. Ive been in a headspin the past few days so negleted both yourself and Kim and I feel SO guilty ! But im popping in to say Im still here supporting you and your blog, and I just hope I can pop in, inbetween getting my daughters wedding invites made and Mothers Day/Easter cards ready for the next craft fair !
    Love to all.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  15. Morning Nikki, A stunning card, I love the TC papers, so effective, and the gorgeous stamping is stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx


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