Urban Mermaid Designs

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Gilded Lily Castle Card

Today I am sharing a 3D card made with the Gilded Lily Collection by Graphic 45.
This is a beautiful Marie Antoinette and Versailles inspired paper and embellishment collection. There are lots of Madame Pompadour and courtesan vintage illustrations to cut out. There are also 3 matching stamp sets by Hampton Art. It's a great kit for altered art and mixed media projects, as well as traditional card and scrapbooking makes.
I loosely based the structure of the card on Deneen Treble's castle template. You can find the template here: 

 The roses are made from the Gilded Lily co-ordinating Patterns and Solids Paper Pad (a must have!) and Tim Holtz Tiny Tattered Floral dies by Sizzix.
These are small dies, which will also fit the Spellbinder's Sapphire. They are so much fun to make, using the included quilling tool, and give a lovely shabby chic rose result.

 The cute bling button is glued onto a piece from the chipboard set and holds an envelope from the Pockets and Tags set. The bling is from a co-ordinating elements kit exclusively by Fotobella. They also do lovely metal trinket packs which they hand-pick to co-ordinate with their Graphic 45 ranges.
 Detail of the back panel, for a personal message. I used the Tim Holz Tattered Florals again in the 3 sizes here and a card from the Gilded Lily journalling card pack.

I also cut out a royal carriage using a Tattered Lace die and added some characters from the paper pad to make a coach fit for a princess. The wheels are gilded with Viva Decor Buff It.

The gentleman was originally holding a cane, so to add some Rococo romance, I gave him a paper bouquet instead!
The tile effect on the roof was achieved with Prima Elementals Stencil in Scales (12") and texture gel. I then coated the gel in Wow Embossing Powder Vintage Romance and heat set. This is a beautiful new powder in a peachy-pink base with gold shimmer. It is similar to Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Powder, but is paler with a less glossy finish. I love the Vintage Wow powder range and hope to post some swatches as there are very few online.

 This is the card when laid flat. I could've kept embellishing this card, as it was so much fun to make, but it was for a birthday, so I had to stop! :-)

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Collection
Wow Embossing Powder - Vintage Romance
Ranger Clear Texture Medium
Prima Elementals 12 x 12 Stencil - Scales
Tim Holtz Tiny Tattered Florals by Sizzix
My Minds Eye - Madison Avenue Lost & Found 6 x 6 Paper Pad - flag
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tattered Rose
Pearl ended stick pin for flagpole.

Creative Inspirations - 329 Anything Goes
Live & Love Crafts - 40 Pink
Country View - 32 Add Some Texture
Die Cuttin' Divas -  235 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick
Stamps & Stencils - make it 3D
The Craft Barn - People
Inky Chicks - Think Pink


Florence said...

Oh Wow! This is wonderful. Love it. Just spotted your kits on the sidebar. Off to check them out :)
Florence x

Urban Mermaid said...

Hi Florence, thank you for your kind words. My kits are currently unavailable, but I am in the process of updating them and will be uploading them to Etsy soon.x

Meggymay said...

Thank you for sharing your fantastic project with us at Stamps and Stencils this time.

Rosemary hanson said...

Gorgeous gorgeous and more gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing how you did it!

NGCARDS said...

This is lovely :) Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Rene said...

Wow! What an amazing project! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,

CraftyNatalie said...

Great card. Thanks for joining in with the challenge over at Creative Inspirations.
CraftyNatalie - DT

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,thanks for sharing with us at Country View.xxx

butterfliecrafter said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, all the details, omg.

Jane said...

What an amazing project. Beautiful. Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
Jane x

Julia S-W said...

Wow! What a beautiful card and I so admire your patience at cutting out all the elements so beautifully. Amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps & Stencils. Julia x

Sandra Mathis said...

Brilliant project. Beautiful images and papers, and I love the unusual card shape. Thanks for linking up to LLC's PINK challenge.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts