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 there my crafty friends! Today's card is one of my personal favourites shown during the latest blog launch. It just really sings to me! I just couldn't wait any longer to share it with you. I do hope you will like it as much as I do. I started with the outer thin frame which I cut using the largest two dies from the Ornate Pierced Rectangles. I added some mounting foam to the back, then cut two of the Lattice and Lace Striplets out of coconut white card. I used the outer cutting edge on both of them and them attached them horizontally to my frame. I used the Ornate Pierced Rectangle to cut a backdrop out of white card that was covered with a sticky adhesive sheet. I peeled the backing paper off and coated it with Iced Snow. I glued the frame in place over the top of it. Next I used the Classic Adorned Design Noble and cut the centre section out of white card. I used the inner and outer cutting edges to create a frame. I stamped my sentiment on a piece of vellum them centre the same outer cutting edge over it to cut it even. I glued it to the back of the die and used a Spun Sugar distress marker to colour the back of it where the frame was, stopping before the opening where the sentiment was situated. I mounted this piece in the centre of the cad with foam. Next I cut the Perfect Peonies Complete Petal and made a pretty flower. I edged it with Spun Sugar for a soft highlight then coated it with glue and sprinkled it with Iced Snow and set it aside to dry. I made a second smaller flower to match. Once dry, I seated both flowers on my card and cut several of the Dandelion Clocks to use as embellishments. I tied a messy bow with thin white satin ribbon and tucked it under my flower. Finally I completed the cad with my usual paper piercing (with my piercing ruler), a thin blush mat and a final white mat layer. The finished dimensions are
6 1/2" x 8" in size. Hope you like it! All for now, Sue x