I thought I should revisit the fab teal colour from last week however I wondered what it would look like if I teamed it with a darker shade of neutral (if that makes sense) I got out the Neutrals foundation card pack and picked this Khaki colour to try this out and I love the way it changes the colour on the teal and make s a softer palette.
I started by taping down the New York collection background die to a piece of the Khaki and added the Gemini die Phoenix across the top then I cut and embossed the whole piece. I then carefully removed the Phoenix die and added it to the other side of the background and repeated the process.
Once cut I matched up the sides of the phoenix on the die cut piece and hand cut down to give the sides (I know this sounds complex but its clear where to cut once you have the piece in form of you. Next I suck the whole die cut to a sheet of Teal and using the edge die form the phoenix I cut, in turn, the 2 top and bottom edges to give a mat.
I made a layered piece in the 2 colours at 19cm and rounded the corners using an old punch form my stash. Then I ran the whole layered piece through The CE A$ art deco embossing folder so that the pattern continued on the square and the teal mat.
I followed this with a larger 21 x 21 cm card blank in the same colours, again with rounded corners, and foam mounted each layer on. I decorated the card with Teal Sky cosmic shimmer PVA and left it to dry whilst I stamped and die cut the 2 centre panels from the background for the centre of the card.
A bow and a couple of hatpins (made by Wendy and part of my stash I save for special occasions) and finished. A complex card however simple in its steps!
Sue Wilson's Dies
New York Background
Gemini - Phoenix
Teal & Khaki foundation card
CE A4 embossing folder Art Deco
Cosmic Shimmer Teal Sky PVA
Cosmic Shimmer Detail Ancient Copper embossing powder
Seam binding & Hatpins
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