Monday, 27 April 2015
I wanted to say thank you to the lovely people of Blackpool I had a fab time on Saturday. Please remember if you want to know where I will be popping up next just check the demo page at the top of my blog. I will be at the Glitter Pot next weekend for 2 days showing more of my die cut demos as well as some stamping and premiering the new Colour Cloud blending inks that Creative Expressions have been beavering away on for the last few months, come and say Hi if you want to see what I am waffling about!
After the brightness of yesterday I thought it would be nice to show something in my favourite colour, Blue of course! lol I have also been asked on email if I could show this card in more detail as It wasn't shown for very long on Ideal & C&C! I really enjoyed making this card as I simply love this Greek Island collection border the Ivy is so stunning!
I stated by die cutting the Greek Border 4 times form Periwinkle foundation card making sure I embossed each piece (there is a lovely foliage pattern that shows when you emboss the die) Next I hand cut a frame in coconut foundation card at 20cm x 20cm which I mounted onto a piece of periwinkle card and cut this to frame the frame (if that makes sense). I then added the four ivy pieces overlapping each one with the subsequents. I also arranged the leaves from the edges so that they overlapped the inside of the frame, this is not easy to explain the best advice is to try it and see how it falls!
I foam mounted the frame over a piece of the white which I had embossed with the new CE 8x8 scored lines embossing folder. To make up the remainder of the card I added a layer of the white just to frame the card.
To make the centre section I used the largest die from the Rhodes set in the white and also in the periwinkle. I then added the filigree die form the set to the periwinkle and die cut the pattern in it. This was then foam mounted onto the white piece and I decorated it with 3mm white stick on pearls. I then cut a layer in the white card and added a piece cut in the periwinkle with the next smallest die in the set to which I added more of the pearls. I finally added a piece cut with the smallest die in the set in white. At this stage I stuck the bottom 2 layers down to the card leaving the remaining 3 to to attached after the sentiment panel
To make the sentiment panel I cut the middle sized die in the pierced flags set and rotated the die to cut the other end in a flag extending the pattern (this die does not have a cut on the straight edge so you can extend the flag and make it double ended. I then cut 2 of the largest flags, stamped the blue with the sentiment and stuck the 2 larger flags on the rear. I then placed this over the centre panel and, using glue dots and a bit of cosmic shimmer dries clear glue, stuck each side down twisting the flag so that it raises from the card each side of the main element. I then added the final centre element form the Rhodes set to finish.
Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Greek Island collection border, corner and tags
Periwinkle and Coconut white foundation card
3mm White pearls
UI have had a couple of comments and a lady (i am terrible with names!) at my demo day in Blackpool on saturday to please not turn off my auto correct as everyone finds my nonsensical typing amusing! long may the form and bad spelling continue then, its as much fun as I reread my posts although I do cringe a great deal!