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 soft yellow (custard card) base, not a colour that I use often enough I think! I started by embossing the background with a mask called Fanciful. I moved it along to do the entire background for a bit of texture. Next I stamped the Cabbage Rose Frame stamp (drawn by John Lockwood) and heat embossed it in white. I used Distress inks to overlay some colour on to the leaves in a general way, not staying within the lines. I stamped it a second time and this time, cut out several of the flowers to raise them up. I used Distress markers to colour them (Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick) which looked nice against the white embossing. I cut a St Lucia die in white and cut it in half horizontally and layered my stamped image on top so it was peeking out from underneath. I added small White PVA glue dots to the tips. I stamped my sentiment and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet, then coated it with Diamond Sprinkles before die cutting it. I added it to the open area in the stamped focal element with some mounting foam. I wrapped a piece of white satin ribbon around the bottom of the card, added a double bow and a white crystal Sparkler to the centre. Two matching Stick pins were made and added to the bow (they are actually yellow, but look rather greenish in the pics!) The remainder of the card is just the paper piercing, a thin custard card mat and my final white mat. The finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.
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