Good morning my crafty friends! Thank you all for the wonderful emails and comments you have left for me during these shows! They have added more shows for today at 10, 3 and 6pm. They asked me yesterday to do several added shows and since I was already there (a captive audience so to speak, they really didn't have to pin me down and tickle me until I cried uncle! No not really, but I bet you have that image in your head now, huh?), it wasn't a problem. Christine Emberson is going to help me out and do the shows on Saturday. What a star she is! Please tune in and see what she has planned. It has been great fun for me and I love that it has brought many new friends to the blog too. Welcome all!
For today's card, I have picked another one that I really liked when I finished it (probably the white and aqua together, which I love). I started inking my lattice motif die using a clear perfect medium (I patted the pad all around the metal edge of the die), then I placed it in the centre of my aqua card and carefully taped it into place. I cut the piece in my GC and when I removed the die, the ink had transferred from the edge of the die on to my card, but only around the lip of the outside edge. Using Aurora Sparkle embossing powder, I heat embossed that edge giving me a sparkly letterpress image of the shape of the die. Now the Lattice motif that was actually cut out was adhered to a piece of white card, but turned the opposite direction so that you can still see a bit of the white card, but you also get the nice scallopy edge showing through top and bottom. I cut two of the borders from Samantha Walkers set called Antique Frames and Accents and glued them to the edge of the aqua card. Using a strip of the redline sticky tape down each side of the border, I ruched some velvet ribbon lace down both sides. Remember to use some clear Cosmic Shimmer glue once you have it stuck down like you like It. The glue will make it stay put permanently. Especially with the thick velvet this is a must or parts of your ruching will pop loose. I made a bow with some satin ribbon I had on hand and added a smaller bow of organza atop it. I left a long piece of the satin ribbon to run down the centre of the card. I stamped my sentiment and cut it out using one of the Persian Motif pieces and inked it slightly with Bundled Sage distress ink. I mounted this in the centre as a focal element over the piece of satin ribbon. I added one of my big pearl buttons that I have in my craft stash (brought back from the States with me) to cover my naked bow. Finished the card off by piercing all the edges (like I do). Just love it, a real happy dance card for me at least. Is it up your alley? All for now, Sue x