Thursday 1 November 2018
Frosted Floral Card #GDP162
Good Morning Ladies,
Can you all believe it's the 1st of November, I swear this year has just flown by, it hardly seems a minute since I was welcoming in October! I guess the countdown to the Festive season really begins now, especially if the rest of the year whizzes by, Christmas will be on the doorstep before we know it.
Today's card is this Global Design Project #162 card, it was a late night make, because I spent the afternoon making another card for Ben at In2Craft, he sent me a die and I make a card for him to share, well the first one wasn't to my liking, I found the die quite tricky, the flowers on it didn't cut out so had to be fussy cut, anyway I shared it with Ben and he was happy with it but I wasn't, so yesterday I made another using the die and Sue's Christmas Rose dies from last year, I was much happier with the result anyway. You will get to see both cards on tomorrows blog.
Back to todays card, I thought that with all this talk of Frost lately it would be a good time to crack out this lovely 'Frosted Florals' Designer Series Paper, the papers are all printed on Shimmery paper.
I used Tranquil Tide card for the base card, I then added a piece of the Frosted Floral paper that I edged with a little Tranquil Tide ink. I then cut another piece of Tranquil Tide and layered it with a different piece of this paper pack, I then took one of the sentiments from the First Frost Stamp set and stamped it with Grey Granite ink, I cut it out with a label die from the matching dies and then cut a thin border from the Tranquil Tide card and added it to the label. I die cut some of the foliage pieces and then fussy cut some of the flowers and edged them with their matching ink. I arranged them around the label.
I added a piece of Tranquil Tide ribbon and finished the knot with one of the metal flower embellishments from the 'Share What You Love' Embellishment box.
I quite like the different colours in these papers.
Sue and I had a lovely time yesterday, we were both deciding which direction to go with our ATC's and Sue got down to experimenting with hers while I made the card I had in mind for Ben, so we both had a very productive afternoon, fuelled by delicious cream cakes that Sue bought. I think I was still on a sugar high at bed time! We were both so engrossed in our work that we barely noticed it get dark and that Paul was home! Thanks for coming Sue, I really do appreciate it.
Well we had our tub of sweets ready just in case we had any Trick or Treaters, but I think that young children are a rare sight in our village, it was very quiet, never mind, there were plenty of willing volunteers to eat them in the house!
I hope you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all, especially Pat & pete and anyone else that's feeling unwell.