Hi guys, I hope everyone is doing well. I am enjoying my time here with my Mom and thank you for all your lovely warm wishes. I have really been enjoying all the comments you have been leaving on the blog too! Before I forget, on yesterday's ribbon tutorial, I noticed that I had incorrectly listed the size of the redline tape as 1/4". I edited it later in the day to read 1/2" size, but in case you read the blog in the morning, I thought I should let you know I corrected my error!
Today's card is a tad bit grungey and a tad bit frilly too. Almost masculine, but not quite. I'm not sure about it, but it did the job of showing the dies and the grand impressibilities, swirls, inks and glues that were on the show at the time I made it. I am always limited to a list of products that I can use for any given set of samples that I am making. Sometimes that is a blessing because it helps make decisions, but sometimes I feel like I am crafting with one hand tied behind my back. The latter was the case with this one! One of my goals this year with the blog was to try to post all different types of samples even if they weren't necessarily my favourites. In fact, in the next week or two I have probably the widest variety of cards planned that I have ever put on my blog!Enough waffling, on to a rundown of this card for you! The background (below) was done using the Butterfly Garden Impressibility and rust coordinations card. I embossed it in the Grand Calibur then sanded it to highlight the impressibility design. The focal element is simply two of the Ironworks Motifs cut and offset to give a medallion effect. I stamped my sentiment on cream card and cut it out with one of the ironworks accent pieces. The border is three of the Ironwork pieces cut and interlocked and matted on to rust and black card. I added a black rhinestone swirl and some black PVA glue dots to frame the entire piece. Easy peasy card, would look really nice in my much beloved teal I think too!