Thursday, 2 April 2015
Pretty in Lilac?...
Sorry about yesterdays late posting hopefully you all caught it! Today I was going to post another card made in the same colour combination as Tuesday which was my happy accident of mixing sky blue with sand foundation card however as tomorrow is Blue Friday I thought I should brighten things up a little with a card made using the new lilac foundation card which is fast becoming a new quick favourite!
Again this started as a demo piece on Saturday as I was asked to show how to use the centre filigree section from the Noble ornate pierced rectangle die set from Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions. I stated by die cutting this die from the very centre of the foundation card (this can sometimes be tricky as the pressure is the lightest in the centre however I had to get a new teal calibur last week as I managed to break my old pink one, however persevere with it and the noble is a strong die!) if you have issues with cutting in the centre of your machine you can cut this along the edge of a smaller piece and mount it onto the centre of a piece of card.
I then added a piece of creative Expressions double sided adhesive sheet behind the operate and brushed over a selection of mica's from the garden florals set to give this faded yet shiny look. Next I cut the frame that matches from the set in the middle of a piece of coconut white foundation card and foam mounted this on top.
I matted and layered a few pieces of the white and lilac to make a base card and foam mounted the layers . To make the central element I cut 4 of the delicate fronds from the finishing touches collection in more of the lilac and arranged them around the bottom left corner. Next I added a bow and 2 roses made using the new satin ribbon packs in Orchid and off white. The roses are made using Sue and Julia's technique of rolling the ribbon onto red line tape and scrunching the ribbon to make a flower / rose shape (I ma sure there is more info on this on Sue Wilson or Julia Watts blog as I learnt it in a workshop with Julia!)
Finally I added a few 8mm pearls in white just to highlight the design.
Creative Expressions Craft dies by Sue Wilson
ONoble Ornate Pierced die set
CE Double sided adhesive sheets
Garden Florals Mica set
Coconut white & Lilac foundation card
Orchid and off White satin ribbon