Thursday, 28 September 2017

Thankful For You

Hi bloggers!  This sentiment is for all of you!!  I started this card by doing an embossed background using the Jacobean Floral folder on a piece of white card.  Next I cut a wide band of aqua card and stamped the Stamp To Die For (STDF) called Strawberry Swirl all over it using a clear perfect medium pad to get a watermark look. I dusted it with some silver mica powder for a soft look to it (you can see better in some of the close ups)  I matted it with white and peach and added it across the centre of the embossed card.  Next I stamped it again on to white card with a Black Archival ink pad.  I used Distress markers to colour the image (tumbled glass, peacock feathers, mustard seed and Tattered Rose)  I cut it out with the matching die called Azores from the Atlantic Ocean collection and mounted it with foam in the centre of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the centre die from the Atlantic Tag die set.  I added it to the centre of the stamped image with foam.  The card was completed with white, peach and aqua mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/2" in size.

As the last week or so has been a complete whirlwind with Ally Pally and the takeover shows, then I filmed videos for a couple of days, I have completed forgotten to mention my exciting news!  I was recently notified that I have been nominated in several categories for the Craft Awards.  I have been recognised and nominated for best Die Cutting Line, Best Overall Designer for 2017 and Best Craft Blog.  I am very excited to have been nominated and would like to ask everyone to please place a vote for me.  You can find the awards here by clicking this link.

Phill Martin, part of our Creative Expressions demo team has also been nominated in several categories (Favourite craft celebrity, best workshops and best stamp line) and Creative Expressions has been nominated for best international craft range and best craft show (Ally Pally).  I would love to hear that you have ticked the boxes for all of these as well!  The winners will be announced in early 2018 so there is plenty of time, but don't forget to vote!

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