Hi bloggers! I wasn't going to post this card because I didn't notice it until after I took the pics, but it is upside down! Not the layout, but the hearts on the embossing on the background. I put the entire card together and never spotted that until I took the pics! And that is the second time I have done that as I have another card with the same problem! Then I thought what better card to post for my birthday today (as I am always seem to be upside down, it fits my personality! LOL) I really liked this one and made another one, not upside down, in custard and grey, but can't find the pics of that one anywhere! Since Debby did spill the beans yesterday in her comment, though, I'll fess up, I'm 56 today (I swear I was just 29 yesterday, where did the time go!) My other half is treating me to some retail therapy at the outlet mall in Orlando then an early dinner at my favourite restaurant here called P F Changs (white chocolate martinis, so much for that diet! LOL) I can hardly wait!
I want to wish Katie-Louise Sweetlove a Happy Birthday today too as she mentioned in an email a few weeks ago that her birthday was coming up on June 4th! Katie, I hope you have a lovely day doing exactly what you want!
As for a quick rundown on the upside down card, I cut four pieces of cardboard, two of each size so they could be stacked for thickness. I taped them to the outside of my folder in the layout I wanted. This was because I only wanted two areas on my background to be embossed, leaving an open strip in it. I placed my blush card in my Heart Lattice folder and ran it through the machine using a special sandwich to adjust for the added thickness of the cardboard. Wouldn't you know it, I wrote down the sandwich and taped it to my wall in my craft room AT HOME so I don't recall specifically, but I had to leave off the top plate and just add multiple layers of cardstock as I recall. When you run your embossing folders through your machine like this, it causes every where you have the cardboard to emboss and the areas left without cardboard won't emboss. The area where I have placed the Celtic Border was left plain. I used my scoreboard to add some parallel lines around my border for emphasis. I cut the Celtic border in coconut white card and glued it in the open area. I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the oval from the Radiant Rectangles. I used Brushed Pewter Stain on a piece of cut 'n dry foam to stencil through the die. I made two roses using the method in the tutorial at the top of my blog and "sugared" them with Rock Candy dry glitter. I added them to the top of my card with some white tulle and scrolly leaves from the Gold Elements One die set. I finished it with a double white mat with an inner pierced layer. A clean and simple upside down card if I ever saw one! LOL I will probably do a tutorial on this technique at some point to add to the top of the blog. Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size. All for now, Sue x