Thursday, 28 May 2015
Greece in Lilac...
I thought I should lighten things up and give a proper description for this card. I had tried to put a link on yesterday to the demo of the card I made to the C&C America site but sorry it just didn't work!
I started with lilac foundation card and the Santorini die from the Greek Island collection. I cut cot the first piece using the outside and inside die form the set and used the filigree section as well to make the detailed frame. Next I cut a plain mat using the outside die in coconut white card I then stuck the frame over the top and placed the next detailed filigree die in the space (by adding the frame first it allows you to place the next die in the exact place. I die cut this and then added the sentiment, stamped on lilac card and cut with the centre die, with foam tape on top.
Next I foam mounted the piece over a mat again cut with the outline die in lilac however I mounted this with 2 layers of foam tape for extra depth adding a strip of orchid ribbon between the layers.
I embossed a piece of coconut card using the fine finials embossing folder and rubbed enchanted gold gilding wax over the raised area. I buffed off the wax with a dry wet wipe to shine upon the piece. I made a frame using a piece of lilac and white card and floated the centre piece over the aperture. I then foam mounted this over the embossed piece and added a double bow, in the same matching ribbon, and added a couple of stick pins I made using pearls from the new stick pins elements set and a lilac dazzler.
Finally I mounted the whole piece onto a couple of layers of lilac and white.
Creative Expressions craft dies by Sue Wilson
Lilac and coconut white foundation card
Orchid double sided satin ribbon
stick pin elements
CE A4 embossing folder fine finials