Good Monday Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well and fully rested after the weekend. I had a lovely weekend, mostly spent in my craft room. Today's card is my Challenge card using categories Flowers/Dry Embossing/Square card, read on to find out a little more about today's card.
The lovely Ben at In2Craft asked me to make a card using the 'Millie' die from Sue Wilson's January 2019 release. Of course I jumped at the chance as it is a beautiful die that I can see myself using a lot.
For this first card I wanted to go full on feminine prettiness, so I decided to go for a 'peaches and cream' colour theme. The colour is actually called Petal Pink.
I made a card base that measured 6 3/4 X 6 3/4 Inches, I used Sue Wilson's Large Pierced Square dies to cut the layers for this card, the embossing folder that I used is also one of Sue Wilson's, I believe its called 'Beaded Arch', it's an A4 folder. I used the square dies to make a frame to cover the edges of the embossed piece.
The main focus of the card is that beautiful die, I can see so many used for that beautiful intricate design, it would make a great doily for using in albums, journals etc, you can of course cut it in any colour to match your projects. having the centre cut out is an option, you can leave the centre in, leave it plain or use the pretty centre piece that I did, I recessed mine just to give the card dimension and to highlight the beautiful detail too.
The flower in the very centre of the die cut was made using the pieces that die cut out of the die, I just gave them some shape with a ball tool and popped them back in, I added an extra layer of petals to make the flower a little fuller, I finished it by popping a pearl embellishment in the centre.
So back to the method, I die cut the base piece of the die in cream card, then that beautiful intricate piece with both the inner and outer cutting edges to create a frame. I raised this up with foam pads so that all that intricate pattern stood out. The centre piece that I decided to cut out was placed flat onto the card base.
Next came the fun part, which was the embellishing, of course any 'feminine, girly' card needs flowers and ribbon, so thats what I used, I had some flowers in my stash that matched the colours perfectly, so I arranged them around the bottom left hand side and finishes with a bow made from cream ribbon with a hint of copper/rose gold on the edges, I placed that upon another bow made from cream dotted tulle ribbon, I topped these with a little flower. Then to balance the card I added a smaller little spray of flowers on the opposite corner. The sentiment is of course another one of Sue's from a different die set, the name escapes me for now, but will no doubt come back to me at 3am!! lol
I hope that you all like my card, I will leave the link to Ben's store and this die below, there are some stunning dies in this release so I recommend you having a look around once you are there.
I have actually bought one of the stamps that Sue has designed to work with this set, so that is my next project.
Click this link below and it will take you directly to In2craft and this actual die set...……
I hope you all have a lovely day, however you are spending it,
Love and hugs to all of you,