Thursday, 19 March 2015
A Day Late...
With all the excitement and rushing to be at C&C for 8am to set up I completely forgot my DT card for Creative Expressions yesterday! Naughty I know so I'm afraid its a day late lol so those of you who pop over to the CE blog will have had a look at today's card already, a day earlier than I have posted it (its a good job Sarah who runs the DT is snowboarding in Italy isn't it?!?)
I used the CE Craft dies by Sue Wilson Bevelled Glass triplet to create this square background using the same technique as I used for the butterfly card last week. This time I aligned the die so that a square section was left in the middle. The die lends itself to being repeated in this fashion all I did was to cut the first aperture then line up the long edge against the short edge on each turn, the pictures should help to show you what I mean.
Next I cut a square aperture using an old square die from spellbinders and inked the edges of the piece using antique linen distress ink. I cut a larger square using vintage gold foundations card (hard it see the gold ninth pictures but the soft colour and sheen really shines through in real life) I cut a smaller square aperture in the centre of the gold piece and added a further layer with a piece of white cut with a smaller still square.
The centre panel is made from a sheet of the Couture Creations 12 x 12 paper pack vintage rose garden which has the sentiment already printed on it.
Finally I hand cut some of the flowers and a postage stamp from a further piece of the paper pack and foam mounted it around the centre to give a focus.
Don't forget the challenge is still running on the CE blog so there's time to get your Easter themed entry in for a chance to win some Creative Expressions goodies, click HERE to have a look and perhaps throw your hat into the ring.
Off tho the NEC today for a look around, Ive never been to the show before having been living in Spain for a few years till the middle of last year. I can't wait to see what all the fuss is about! lol