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Monday, September 28, 2015


It's very rare I show two cards in the same post, but these two cards have the same theme.
For both cards I've used a dreamcatcher die from Spellbinders.

For my first card I colored the die cut with brown and blue Promarkers, being inspired by the colors of the Stampin Royalty photo, and decorated it with white pearls. The blue inner frame is stamped with a script stamp from Kort&Godt. 
I used my stitched oval dies to make a raised frame. I also used them to cut out the centre so that the gold paper panel also makes the background for the die cut. The cardstock is dark brown.
This card is for these challenges:
Stampin' Royalty - #296 - Picture Inspiration
Dream Valley Challenges - Recipe (Blue+Stitching real or faux+die cuts)
Cards und More - No Designer Paper

For my second card I colored the die cut, a part from the feathers, with a brown Promarker, then I added frantage with white and gold and heat set it. I attached it to a gold panel covered with vellum and stitched around the edges. I mounted the panel on foam.
This card is for these challenges:
Addicted to CAS - Dream
TIME OUT Challenges - #39 Case Tracey (I was inspired by the white, vellum and the placement of the image)
House of Cards - Stitching


Sue B said...

Oh Wow! these look awesome Pia! two very different styles but I love them both. The first one has a fab colour combo and a rustic feel to it… and the second one is SO elegant and pretty! :-)
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

scrAPpamondo said...

They are both beautiful, Pia!!I love so much colours (sure you know me), so my favourite is the first one with this fabulous colours combo!!! The oval raised frame matches so well with the feathers and the pearls make this card so feminine! The second card has a mascuoline feel. They are perfect for a couple!
Hugs my friend!

Jacee said...

These are lovely Pia, I particularly love the second one.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Chrissy said...

Both are STUNNING Pia..gorgeous designs and I love the dreamcatcher..fabulous cards.


sandie said...

So good to see you at To Pia. I have never seen a dream catcher die but I really like it. I especially like the card for TO. The gold and frantage look fabulous giving the card such great texture. Fab idea to use vellum over the gold card and naturally I am impressed by the stitching. So pleased you shared with us at TO x

Laine said...

Great design and detail Pia. Fabulous use of the die.

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Pia, a great way to showcase such a fabulous die and I love the colours you have used.
Sue xx

MaryH said...

Oh, these are so wonderful. Each is just beautiful, but the dark colors in #1 create such drama. Outstanding job, and what a beautiful thing for someone to receive! Well done on this dreamcatcher theme & you've shown this S/B die off splendidly. Hope S/B has a challenge where you enter these. I LOVE each one of them. TFS & Hugs

Lisa S. said...

How neat Pia, love both of them! :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, Wow, Pia, I don't know which one I like better. They are both absolutely gorgeous! Love the colour combo of the first one, but the second one looks so elegant. It's a beautiful die!

Pat K said...

Wow...fabulous cards Pia. Hard to pick a favourite as they are both so beautiful. hugs, Pat K x

Doni High said...

Both cards are beautiful! I love the way you colored the round part of the dream catcher in the second card, it looks very elegant!

Donna said...

Both cards are stunning, great details on both. So realistic, they do not look like die cuts. Glad you joined us at House of Cards. Donna

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Oh Pia...they are both STUNNING! I thought at first glance I was gonna like the blue one best, but the 2nd one is just as gorgeous! Fabulous job on both!


linda said...

these are both fabulous! i love the dramatic colours and all the texture! thank you so much for playing along with us at house of cards!

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful that gorgeous blue that you used for your feathers.

Loz said...

WOW!! These are gorgeous Pia. I might just have to buy that die now I have seen your cards..loz

Loll said...

This is such a pretty die-cut. Love both your cards, but especially the frantage over top of the brown ... awesome!! Thanks for playing at ATCAS.

meg said...

Fantastic cards Pia love them both, the colouring on the first is great and adding the frantage to the second inspired

cotnob said...

These are gorgeous Pia, the brown and blue colour combination is striking.

Shona Chambers said...

What a beautiful, intricate die. I love how you've used it for two different challenges, thats so clever. I especially love your inspiration for the TIME OUT challenge. So much detail and love the stitching around the outside. I'm so very glad you shared this beauty with us at TIME OUT!!

Skye said...

Gorgeous cards. A great die. I particularly like the second one. The stitching gives the card a lovely finish

KraftyKoolKat said...

Both of these creations are really gorgeous Pia.

Viv's Visuals said...

Popped in whilst having a break from packing - home tomorrow leaving all this glorious sunshine behind (sob sob!)- glad i did though Pia these are 2 beautiful cards. The brown and blue one is amazingly striking! Great job. x

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful CAS cards love the beautiful die-cut-love the frantage on the second one
Carol x

Tammy said...

WOW Pia, two gorgeous cards! What a fabulous dream-catcher die and I love the embossed frantage on the second one! So glad you joined us over at House of Cards!
Tammy x

Monika Reeck said...

Both are adorable Pia
my son love this dreamcatcher (Traumfaenger in German)
and the first one I love the blue and your faux stiching and the simple design this is a winner card sweety and the second one
I adore your second card it looks so old in this color and lovely sewing on your card I cant sewing Pia..always amaze if lady sew their card...this is really CAS and not your normally style Pia..
But both are gorgeous
may I ask you did you get my envelope Pia..hope you like the Owl inside :)
hugs, Monika

Mynn Kitchen said...

These are absolutely stunning, Pia! LOVE the gorgeous POP of turquoise on the first, and the all neutral scheme on the second are SO elegant! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Pia
Both cards are super variations on a theme.
Thank you for joining in at House of Cards.
Best wishes.

Marina said...

These are unusual - look great in the two styles - the first ahs a great colour combo which matches the dreamcatcher, and the second has a beautiful ethereal look.

D- said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. I loVe your dream catchers. Thanks for sharing over at ATCAS.
Crafty hugs,
Addicted To CAS Guest Designer

Asha said...

WOW! They are both positively dreamy, Pia. You've got me wanting that die now! :)
x Asha

Shona Hamill said...

Gorgeous, thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenges. Shona xx