After last weeks men's card fest I thought it was time to have a selection of definitely Ladies cards. Now I am not a fan of pink as it rarely seems to work for me however after yesterdays Hobbycutz DT card I got a little more confident. I thought, however, that I should stick to some favourites so I got out this years hottest die (in my collection anyway) the Sue Wilson Californian Collection Background Die!
I started by cutting and embossing the background from the centre of a piece of off white smooth card. I then cut the border around the die to 2cm wide and using an oval die cut the exact centre out. To make the frame i used 2 differing sizes of oval die and cut a smooth flat frame adhering it over the aperture.
Next I cut a smaller oval aperture into a sheet of pink core'dinations cardstock and sanded the edges before mounting the front piece over this aperture. The edges were then cut to leave a half centimetre border which again I sanded.
The final layer was made by firstly stamping the sentiment in the centre of a piece of blush pink card which I foam mounted behind the top piece and cut to size. The resulting piece was the stuck to a blush pink, hand cut, card blank (A4) onto which I had matted a piece of the same off white card.
The decoration (I know the bow will split opinion) is made using the SW faux quilled leaves die cut alternately form the white and pink coredinations card and randomly mounted around the aperture and sentiment panel.
The Big Bow is made using white seam binding which I inked a die based ink pad to match.