Thursday, 22 January 2015
New York Blues!
Good Morning Ladies,
Todays card was inspired by the Die Set, this is my first play with the New York dies.
I started by matting a piece of blue card onto an 8 x 8 card base, I then cut the New York Union Square die decorative section in white card, then the next size down again in blue then the little fancy centre in white and matted and layered them altogether, using foam tape, for dimension.
I then cut another larger matt in white and embossed with Creative Expressions A4 Interlocking
I used Spellbinders D lites floral corner 1 to embellish the corners of the card and added a pearl to the centre of each flower. I stamped a Justrite sentiment onto blue card and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer True white Embossing Powder and cut it out with a Spellbinders Classic Circle die,
I mounted this on top of the fancy centre piece of the Union Square die,
I added a bow, because it seemed rude not to, using white ribbon and a little piece of blue and a good old pearl in the centre.
I do hope you like the card, it is a little bit of a different card for me, but you know they say ' a change is as good as a rest'!
I look forward to reading your lovely comments,
Maureen had some good tips in yesterdays post about using half size plates with the Grand Calibur to reduce the amount of turning the handle for those of us that struggle at times, she also mentioned that after cutting a die in her Ebosser she had to finish it off in the GC which rather negates the point of having an electric machine!
You all raise some really valuable points in your comments which are so useful to someone looking to buy or advice on using a machine and I think its brilliant, please keep it up, I love also that you are interacting with each other, that's exactly what I hoped you would do,
Love you all,