Sunday, 8 February 2015
Don't for get Sue Wilson is back on Create and Craft today with her weekender some fantastic bundles and some new embossing folders I haven't even seen as yet! I had a wonderful day in Carlisle yesterday and met some really lovely ladies I hope those of you who attended enjoyed yourselves as much as I did and like me you learnt a few things! lol
Back to today and sorry for the late posting I kind of miscalculated the time it would take me to get home yesterday, with the fog rolling in up north it took over 5 hours and so I went straight to bed when I got home! Today's card is another example of how you can effectively use your waste from die cutting and make two cards at the same time!
The main piece is simply the waste from where I cut the Camilla die in coconut white card. when I cut these flowers for another card (that will be shown on Friday) I placed the dies along the edge of the card and cut and embossed them as normal. I was careful in the placement and cut the three different sizes as if they were tumbling along the edge. Next I added a piece of double sided adhesive film onto a piece of periwinkle card and added the white waste piece over the top. I then added summer blue mica into the spaces to give a lovely shine which can't be seen in the pictures as well as in real life. The centres were studded with large stick on pearls and I added a few layers of the blue and white.
To create the finished card I made an A5 card blank in white, added a layer of blue and a final layer of white onto which I scored a series of lines using my scorepal. Finally I ran a strip of blue seem binding across the bottom, added a simple bow and a sentiment stamped on Blue before foam mounting the flower panel with foam tape onto the left hand edge.
A quick and simple card which I made at the same time as a more complex one using the bits left over. I know I have said it before, many times, but I really believe its worth looking at the card you cut shapes from and thinking what could I do with that before it goes in the recycling bin!
Creative Expressions Craft dies for Sue Wilson Camila open petals
Coconut white & Periwinkle foundation card
blue seam binding
stick on pearls