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.
Hello everyone! It's off to Napa Valley for this one (it's a lovely place in No. California, in case you wondered!) I created the background for this card by simply using the California Background to emboss the design into a piece of milk coloured card. I inked through the die with Antique Linen distress ink to bring the pattern out a bit. I decided to leave a wide border around the background, then add some mauve seam binding wrapped around opposite corners. I tied a messy bow and added it to the lower left corner. It matched perfectly with our lavender organza roses so I seated one in the middle of the bow with some twine and dried baby's breath. I made two stick pins to match and added them to the bow. For the focal element, I cut the Napa Valley die insert out of milk card, but used the larger cutting edge from the Basic Frames Set A. This gives you the pretty wider border around the die. I inked it lightly with Shaded Lilac distress ink before removing it from the die. I used the same cutting edge and cut a mat out of lilac card to add behind it. I used mounting foam between the two pieces for dimension. I stamped my sentiment using the Blue-Violet Archival ink pad and cut it out with the die centre from the Umbria set and inked it with Shaded Lilac as well. I mounted it in the centre of my focal die with mounting foam. I added a double milk coloured mat and used the pearl Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue dots all the way around the edge to create a frame. Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.
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