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 my crafty friends! Today's card is a really simple one, probably could have dressed it up more with flowers, but I liked the simplicity of it so decided against it. I started by cutting an aperture in the top of my vintage gold card using the Kefalonia die. Next I embossed the background with the new Braided Vines embossing folder to add texture to it. I added a piece of dusty rose frilly edged ribbon to the bottom of it and taped the ends to the back. I tied a double bow and attached it to the centre with glue dots. To the centre of the bow, I added a rose Dazzler set into a Dazzler setting. I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Pierced Flags, angled the ends with my scissors and tucked it under the Dazzler setting. For the focal element, I stamped the matching stamp called Kalika Trio and heat embossed it in gold. I did this twice and cut the entire stamp out with the matching Kefalonia die, then on the second one, just cut out the centre and layered it up. I used Worn Lipstickdistress ink around the edge while still in the die and used it on the centre roses as well. The leaves were done in Forest green. I added a bit of shadow behind the flowers with Tumbled Glass and used a wet brush to soften the edges. There is just something so pretty about gold embossed flowers that have been coloured! The card was then finished with a white pierced mat, a thin gold mat and a wider white mat. The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8 1/4" in size.
Now for this weeks winner of the Wednesday Card Giveaway is:
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