I know its a day early for Blue but I couldn't resist this periwinkle card from the POD shows with Sue Wilson. I think its the wide borders that appeal to me, one thing I usually say to people when I am demoing is the I like to frame my cards which is why they have so many layers. I do feel that when you make a card you are making a piece of Art and as such you should frame it! Speaking of demoing I will be updating my list of demo's as I have booked another range in independent craft shops and in the Strikes garden centres. This weekend I will be in Astray Meadow Congleton, click HERE for details, at the Strikes garden centre demonstrating techniques in die cutting using the new range of Sue Wilson's dies for Creative Expressions.
Back to today's card and I wanted to try the technique that Julia Watts demonstrated on her Craft Clinic show last month however it doesn't show well on this card! I used the letterpress technique with the embossing folder using perfect medium. I then brushed pearl mica powder into the deboss areas to give a pearl sheen to the debased area. I then added PVA pearls in cosmic pearl colour to highlight the flourishes on the embossing folder.
To make the topper I die cut the the St Kitts die set from the Caribbean Collection. I used the largest and next sized outline die to cut a frame in the periwinkle. I then used the same dies to make a frame using a piece of coconut white card that has a sheet of double sided adhesive attached to it. I then die cut the filigree section in the set from the Blue frame and attached this to the adhesive frame. I then brushed the same mica powder into the gaps so that the filigree has the same sheen.
I then cut the centre section of the die set in the periwinkle and white and layered them to make the centre section, I then rotated this and offset it as shown.
To finish I tied a double bow of the matching bluebird wide double sided satin ribbon and added a strip, for balance, along the embossed piece. I filled one of the dazzler settings with summer blue PVA to give a mother of pearl finish. to layer the card I added a couple of mats of Vintage gold foundation card which just balances the brass on the dazzler setting so that it doesn't stand out too much!
Creative Expressions Craft dies by Sue Wilson
Caribbean St Kitts
Coconut White, Periwinkle & vintage gold foundation card
Pearl PVA & Mica (cosmic Shimmer)
Blue bird double sided satin ribbon set
P.S. yesterdays post has been update with the ingredients!