Good Morning Ladies,
Just a quick post today, as yesterday's was a bit of an 'epic', mind you that's only because I like to give do each card justice, you all take the time and effort to make your cards so its only right that I give a little time explaining what you have used and how you have created your cards. Anyway, I will keep this post as brief as possible.
I tried a new technique for this card, I saw a card some time ago and have been wanting to create it, so I started playing around with design of the card on Wednesday with Sue, we both enjoyed having a go at the technique, however we did get ourselves into a 'hot mess' when we had a go at extending the design, so much so that we gave up! Not sure if it was the weather or 'Mother Nature' to blame for our sweat beaded brows!! Hahaha, one thing I will say is that whenever we all try and make something new together we have such a giggle!
I used Creative Expressions Stitched Lattice Frame dies (outer two) to make the base of My card and the white layer with the decorative section on, I also used CE Scalloped Lattice Buckle Bar die to create the pretty decorative section across the middle of my card, the top section was embossed using CE Heart Lattice Embossing Folder, to which I added a few tiny pearls. The decorative bottom section is the new technique that I tried, Pleating the paper in such a way that you get to see little hints of the pattern on the reverse of your double sided decorative paper, you can also do it with single sided paper (so that reverse didn't show).
I used paper from my Floral Pavilion paper pad, which worked really well with the pretty pink polka dot pattern on the reverse. The 'Happy Birthday' is a Britannia Die set from Joanna Sheen.
Now, would you like me to do a step by step tutorial on this technique for you to follow? If so please just let me know in the comments below.
I hope you have a lovely weekend planned, I think that Paul and I may be driving down to Brixham on Saturday evening to visit his parents before we go on holiday.
Love and hugs to all of you,