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 crafters! I hope you all enjoyed the quick die launch this past weekend! It was fabulous to see so many new names too, I do hope that you will stay and become part of my lovely blog family. I really enjoyed reading all the lovely comments that were left, thank you so much! I will get the drawings done and post the winners later on today so don't forget to check back! For today's card, I started with the Portuguese Background and cut it in white, using just the outer cutting die. I backed it with aqua card and used the next size down in the set to cut the inside shape and also added some piercing to the edge. This created my background which I added mounting foam to and placed it over a piece of white card. I cut the Lisbon die in white card and backed it with white. I used the next die shape down in that set to cut the next layer out of white card and cut it into a frame exposing the centre. I used the Sintra die for the next layer and cut it out of aqua card and recessed it inward. I stamped my sentiment and cut it with the oval from the centre of the Lisbon die and created a faux mat for it by drawing around it and hand cutting it. I made several flowers by stamping the Shaded Peony stamp and heat embossing them in white then cutting them out with the matching PerfectPeony Complete Petal die. I seated them on opposite edges of the Lisbon die with some Mosaic Leaves and pastel aqua Bakers Twine. I completed the card with a white paper pierced mat, a thin aqua mat and another wider white mat. The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" in size.
The winner of the Wednesday Card Giveaway is:
Congratulations! Please email me at email@example.com to confirm your address and claim your card!
Hopefully I will see you all later on today for the die winners!! All for now, Sue x