Happy weekend! First, I'll run down the details on this card, then tell you about a bit of news that I have and then post the winner of the project book. It's going to be a bit of a long one today. I started by stamping the small medallion from the Justrite Lace Medallion set. I stamped it with a black archival all over on coconut white card. I covered the entire piece with a sticky adhesive sheet and then covered it with clear micro beads for texture. Next I ran a piece of redline tape down the left side of the background. I used some fancy stitched velvet (from my stash) and ruched it down the side. I don't often use green for my cards, but I just loved this piece of velvet so I had to have a play with it (sort of made the card around it!) I added a messy bow tied from white seam binding. I added a frosted green dazzler and stick pins. For my focal element, I stamped the large lace medallion in black on white card. I used shabby shutter distress ink to add colour to it. On matching green card, I stamped the frame from the Grand sentiment set by Justrite. I cut it out with the matching die from the Decorative labels 8 set. The final layer was stamped in black using the stamp from the With Gratitude set. I stamped the sentiment in the centre and cut it out with the matching die. I inked it with Shabby Shutters ink and mounted it in the middle. I pierced the edges to complete the card. Finished dimensions are 7" x 7 1/2" in size.
Now, card done, on to the other news. I have just launched (at the trade show) a line of A4 sized embossing folders that I am very excited about! There are six designs which I hope to be able to show in the next week or so (I don't have the pics downloaded on this computer yet) and I've made sure that they will fit through the original GC without having to remove the guide plate. They won't actually be delivered for another six weeks, but I am hoping to have them available for my first Spellbinders shows this year. I have just been given a date of April 9th (POTD). While some of the dies on my shows have previously been shown, there are also some new ones and I am very excited to be launching them. If you have decided to wait a while before purchasing any of the new releases, I think you will love the collection.
Congratulations! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your address and claim your prize. For those of you that didn't win, but would love a copy of it, check out both Sam Poole's and Julia Watt's online shops for the project books, as well as other stockists on the Creative Expressions website.
One more quick reminder, Julia Watts has shows on C & C today at 10am and 4pm. Don't forget to tune in to see her great demos! All for now, Sue x