Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Today's card was inspired by the flowers initially, I was looking through my box of roses and came across a different shade of pink.rose, it was more of a vintage pink, so I thought I would trawl through the ton of card stock in my craft room and find a shade that complimented, I decided on a well I am not sure how you would describe it really, more of a purply-pink, a blue-pink rather than red-pink, if you know what I mean! I then thought I would go for an off white/very pale cream accent card, anyway after that long winded description here goes.....
I cut my vintage pink card to Matt onto my 7x7 card base, then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Eternity Embossing Folder from Creative Expressions, designed my our amazing friend Sue Wilson, this time however I used my blue/grey plate instead of the pink plate with the red adapter
plate for embossing folders, the result as you may see in one of the close ups is that the extra pressure
Gave a distressed look to the card, with it being a 'Coredinations' piece of card it gave the same effect as sanding it, purely by accident, but I have to say I loved the effect and it added to the 'vintage' feel
of the card. I stuck thus to the base card with Cosmic Shimmer Glue, I then cut two sizes of the Spellbinders Floral Oval dies (one of my all time favourite Spellbinder die sets), out of the vintage pink colour card and the larger one out of the off-white colour and the a Spellbinder basic oval die cut out of the off white too.
I stuck a piece of off white (can't remember name of colour) Vintage Seam Binding ribbon from Creative Expressions, across the centre of my card and put a detailed pearl strip across the ribbon for extra detail. I then stuck the first (large ) oval in the centre of the card and stuck it down using several laters of foam tape/pads for height and dimension, I previously had sat and die cut loads and loads of foliage using a few different dies from Impression Obsession, they have a fab range of little fern dies that give great detail.
I used the foliage I had cut and the roses and arranged them to curve around the oval
Hint: I always arrange the flowers/foliage without any glue, so that I can get the right composition.
I used Pinflair Glue Gel ( Sorry Steph) to stick them as this also gives you a little extra wiggle room.
I Stamped the sentiment onto off -white oval. Matted that onto the Vintage Pink Floral Oval and then used foam tape to stick to the larger oval. I finished the card by using some more of the seem binding to tie a 'messy bow' and topped it with a little pink flower and a bit of foliage.
I also added a section of Creative Expressions Pearl
Oh and a couple of stick pins, just standard ones this time though!
I would love to hear your comments, they really do make my day, especially days like today and
yesterday when I was feeling really low, those messages really did help me through the day, so please accept my thanks, it's genuinely heartfelt, they may only be words to some, but to me they are a life line.
We are kind of 'back to normal' tonight, yay! Someone else can take the responsibility of looking after the kittens etc. Mind you as soon as Paul got in the door he was bombarded with different requests, he ended up being home about half hour before he was back out with our eldest daughter Becca as she is learning to drive.
Well I am wondering if we will see snow tonight as forecast, fingers crossed, I love it, although I know it's not particularly practical it's so pretty and fun for the children, Matt (my son) has list his enthusiasm for it though as he said that if it lays on the ground he has yo be up at four a.m. To clear snow at Oxford airport!
Well that's me off for a shower ladies, I look forward to your stories tomorrow, take care and wrap up
warm, or be like me and stay indoors!
Warm Hugs to you all,