Now it's confession time today's card is the first I have made in the UK since my return. I had scheduled and made ahead like a beaver before leaving Spain to give me the maximum time available. However I am now happy to say that the Garage has been converted into a joint Craft studio and office for Mr ND and myself. There is still work to be done as we want to add some useful panels to the walls and more storage however it is all ready to go.
Today's card is genuinely the first made in the space and is one I was imagining as we crossed France as I knew I would have the Sue Wilson Beveled Glass striplet waiting for me as well as the bow dies and I just saw in my head a version of this card.
AS I am writing this at 6am today (something that I rarely do) there is little in the way of instructions however it is simple. I cut the striplet die four times from a square cut form Hammered PMD white cardstock butting the next cut up to the edge of the first on each turn. This makes a perfect square in the centre which I cut out, you all know my love of recessed apertures, using a sizzix square die that fit the bill.
I lightly inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink (its nice to have everything in its places I can add the correct products! This gave some definition before I foam mounted the piece onto soft gold card (a gift from the wonderful Mrs Duck whom I met for lunch a few days ago and had a bag of craft goodness for me, we spent too long just chatting and annoying the waitress as she had to ask 5 times if we were ready to order)
I then made up one of the beautiful paper bows from Sue Wilson in the same shades using the Lattice bow and the straight bow. This was floated over the aperture before I added a layer of gold and white to the inside back of the card onto which I had stamped my sentiment.
Today's card Is dedicated to Mr ND who whilst driving me mad at times has made me moving back into the U.K. house as easy as he is capable of.
Sue Wilson Bevelled Glass Striplet
Sue Wilson lattice 3D bow die
Sue Wilson Classic 3D bow die
Vintage Photo Distress ink
Pearls form Spain stash
Waltzing Mouse Sentiment Stamp
White hammered PMD Card & Soft Gold gift card!