A daily papercrafting blog which features my handmade cards showcasing Creative Expression's products including my own line of cutting dies and embossing folders, Cosmic Shimmer, Ranger, Spellbinders and more which use various techniques and ideas to hopefully inspire the creativity in you.
Morning my crafty friends! I seem to be coming across all sorts of cards that I had forgotten about. This one is a soft girlie card that features the Gold Element One corners (so, so pretty aren't they!) I started with a piece of peach coloured card and I actually embossed it first with my Basketweave embossing folder. I then cut the centre using the decorative insert dies from the Adorning Squares. Ordinarily, I would cut first so as not to flatten the embossing. However, I was concerned that the detail in the decorative cuts would tear if I embossed them after cutting, leaving holes in the pretty pattern. The embossing was deep enough that it wasn't really bothered. Next, out of milk coloured card, I cut two of the Gold Element One corners using the outside cutting triangle with them. I glued them top and bottom so the tips met in the centre. I stamped my sentiment on milk coloured card and cut it out with the smaller die from the Adorning Squares. I inked it lightly before removing it from the die with Antique Linen distress ink. I mounted it on the diagonal across the centre of my card. I added a double milk mat with an inner pierced layer to frame my card. I finished it off with a row of 5mm cream flatback pearls down both sides of the card and some smaller 3mm pearls to the sentiment tag. Perfect for a friend who loves all things girlie! Finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" in size.
Just a quick reminder that Julia Watts has shows today at 11am on Ideal World and 4pm on Create and Craft.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for a sneaky peek at one of my samples for my shows on Sunday! All for now. Sue x