Friday, 3 May 2013

The Scissors

Hello again. Thank-you so much for your visit.

I'm tight for time today so will keep post short. I needed to make a card for a lady who is setting up a new hairdressing salon. Wasn't sure what to do but the inspiration photo at The Shabby Tea Room this week gave me lots of ideas. Here is my card:



This is The Shabby Tea Room photo:



The background paper provides a mirror shape (to echo the glass jars in photo and of course perfect for a hairdressers). I've used some Spellbinders dies for the layers including one from the new Imperial Gold series. I think that using the recommended Junior Magnetic Placement Mat really does make a difference when using this die. The outer swirls are from a Memory Box die. The papers are by Melissa Frances (5th Avenue) and Maja Design (Vintage Summer) and some Bazzill cardstock. I've inked most edges with Distress Ink in 'Victorian Velvet'.

The scissors charm should suit for hairdressing! It's available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I've attached a little metal tag that says Congrats. I lightly sprinkled / melted some Frantage for some pretty bling and completed with some flower embellishments (available from Cottage Crafts).

Thank-you for stopping by and huge thanks in advance for any comments that I am lucky enough to receive.

Wishing all a lovely weekend.

Nicola x


I wish to enter card to the following challenges;
The Shabby Tea Room - Beautiful Spring
Vintage Cafe Card Challenges - "Your Inspiration"
The Perfect Sentiment - Make It Feminine
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Happy Campers - Use Lace
MilkCoffee Challenge - Lace and Pearls

40 comments:

  1. Very pretty card. I am sure she will be delighted and will display your card in her hairdressing salon :)

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  2. Such a perfect card for a hairdresser Nicola! Your attention to detail is wonderful, love the scissors and the frantaging is a fabulous finishing touch. Have you considered joining in with Our Creative Corner.....you would be very welcome. Hugs, Anne x

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  3. What an absolute delight of a card, Nicola - I should think this will go down a treat! Gorgeous delicate layering, such pretty colours, and those scissors are the perfect finishing touch. A beautiful make...
    Alison xx

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  4. What a gorgeous card Nicola, such beautiful layering and colours, and the addition of the scissors is a lovely finishing touch.
    Avril xx

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  5. Nicola your card is so beautiful, really delicate and pretty :)
    hugs Mandy xx

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  6. The perfect card for a salon! I love everything around the scissors! FABULOUS!!!! And so beautiful and elegant!

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  7. So beautiful Nicola! Love all the layers and pretty patterned papers! That scissors adds a beautiful touch!

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  8. Happy weekend my dear friend^_^
    Another wonderful card^_^
    Gorgeous details and colors^_^
    Big hugs,
    Sonia

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  9. Gorgeous layers Nicola and the scissors, curls and mirror are just brilliant for your hairdressing friend. Like Anne says, I hope you'll consider joining us over at Our Creative Corner - we'd love to see you there. Margie x

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  10. Gorgeous card Nicola, I like the soft colours and the design.
    Kevin xx

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  11. Oh Nicola this is perfect. Love how you have really captured the delicacy of the theme as well as it's colour scheme. Will you be entering this into 'Sunday Share' at Frilly and Funkie? Hugs, Jenny x

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    1. Thanks so much Jenny. I already have another entry in this fortnight with Sunday Share so will leave this one out. Thank-you though - Nicola x

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  12. Wonderful layers Nicola and gorgeous soft colours. The scissors charm is perfect.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  13. wow so beautiful nicola.really pretty and delicate colours and i love your vintage details :D

    xx coops xx

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  14. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck
    hugs Anke

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  15. Hi Nicola, what a gorgeous card, so many pretty feminine details, but it still has a lovely light feel and is perfectly balanced, love it and I know the recipient will too xx

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  16. Beautiful card, What a great idea I'm sure your friend will be delighted.. Gorgeous colours & design... Hugs May x x x

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  17. Oh WOW Nicola I love this! Happy Weekend, Judy x

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  18. Beautiful and very elegant card with a wonderful colour combo! Valerie

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  19. Hi Nicola. Thanks for popping over for a 'visit' and the kind comments you left for me. Of course I had to return the visit and love your blog so have signed up to follow! This scissors card is adorable and I love all the little 'bits' you have added. Not seen or worked with Frantage yet, so now I know a bit more about it's uses. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Hugz

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  20. Beautiful creation, love the soft colours & layers!

    Thank you for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  21. Thank you for sharing with us this wonderful card again, she will perfectly decorate the hairdressing salon of your friend !!! Have a lovely Sunday, hope the sun shines also in Dublin. Coco xxx

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  22. What a wonderful card, I am sure it will be treasured,
    Rosie x

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  23. Umm gee wow! You totally made my jaw hit the floor. The scissor embellishment is the perfect touch! Wow wow wow!

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  24. So Beautiful.....I'm sure your hairstylist will love it! Gorgeous layers and colours! Thankyou for joining us again in the TEA ROOM:)

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  25. WOW! this is absolutely stunning! Love the Melissa Frances papers! Your friend will be thrilled to get this!

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  26. This is beautifully feminine, Nicola! There are so many lovely details on this card, my favorites being the use of Frantage, the scissors metal charm and Memory Box swirls die. All elements are so beautifully put together!

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  27. Oh so pretty, Nicola. I just love all the lovely details..everything is so beautifully coordinated. Your friend will love this card....such a thoughtful gesture.
    Hope you are well.
    xxx Asha

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  28. Lovely card Nicola! I love all the die cut layers, the touch of Frantage and the shabby chic feel. And I looooove the scissors, I'm sure the recipient will be delighted with this card! xxx

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  29. Nicola, this is not only such a sweet gesture, but totally gorgeous! Se will love it so much! The scissors is makes it so personal for her! Have a wonderful week!

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  30. Wow, absolutely stunning! Those scissors are gorgeous and I love the die cuts. Beautiful card! Ger x

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  31. Nicola...your shabby card is so pretty. I love the layering you've done with all of the different cuts, patterns and colors of papers. That lacy oval white cardstock die cut is so perfectly placed, sandwiched in the center of all of the layering. Those sweet little scissors laying on top of the piece of lace in the center really is a perfect focal point. Love it! Thank you, too, for the very nice comment you left on my blog. <3 Candy

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  32. A beautiful "shabby" card, love the layers and diecuts.
    Thanks for sharing with us at the Perfect Sentiment this week.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  33. Oh man!!! Now if this isn't ever SO classy. The design is just perfect and the scissors say so much. I think it's gorgeous and absolutely fitting. Fantastic job on this card. :)
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  34. This is so beautiful! Love the colours and the way you have designed the events for this beautiful make ! Trace x hugs x

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  35. That's a delightful card with fantastic elements.

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  36. Wonderful card! Glad to see you in Vintage Cafe!

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  37. Gorgeous card , love the lace.. Thanks for joining in at Happy Campers x

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Thank-you! Your visit and comment is very much appreciated. Nicola x