Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well, I was really concerned about you all yesterday as there were so few comments, I do hope that you aren't all under the weather, if you are I wish you a speedy recovery. The weather doesn't help it stayed fully frozen over in the back garden until way past lunch time, the car sat on the drive was still as iced up at 3pm as it was when Paul left at 6.40am yesterday morning, then the temperature starting dropping again. A lot of the roads around here are so minor they don't get gritted, so driving can be treacherous, even if you drive according to the conditions it doesn't mean that everyone else does. Go careful out there today my lovelies. xxx
Now onto todays card, I am going to be totally honest with you and say that I thoroughly enjoyed making this card, I made a huge mess as I went along, trying different colours of card, flowers etc but I was really enjoying it.
The whole card was inspired by the stunning paper, which is Crafters Companion Pinks & Peaches A3 card, which Danielle bought me as part of our 'Swap' in November last year, I have been 'stroking it' since then but decided that it needed to be used and shared, sadly I couldn't find it online yesterday so they may have discontinued it which is such a shame as it is stunning.
It took me a while to decide which piece to use, I then die cut a section with one of the dies from Sue Wilsons 'Lavish Accented Hexagon' collection, I then cut the base and first layer of the frame with the same dies out of Kraft Card, that Danielle had also bought to go with the decorative paper.
I used the three outer dies to cut that ornate frame, I cut it out of SU Petal Pink card, then took the brightness down a little with some Tea Dye Distress Ink, I layered these all together and was excited to get on with the decoration of the card. I pulled out all of the Peaches and Pinks flowers that I had bought from Wild Orchid Crafts back in November and arranged a spray of them around the bottom corner of the card, I tried to used colours that complimented the paper, adding in little pops of pink and gold to add interest.
I then decided to add some flat back pearl string around the card to give the frame some interest and draw your eye in.
The sentiment is SU 'Well Said' dies cut and layered up, I cut them out of the SU Petal Pink as well and again added Tea Dye Distress ink to tone down the colour.
I did end up deciding to cut a slightly larger card base to show off the 'Kraft' Card a little more and it made the card look a little more 'balanced.
I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it. xxx
Brenda, I hope your trip wasn't too exhausting, was thinking about you all day my lovely xxx
Pat, sending you love and hugs xxx
Sending love and hugs to all of you,