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back to Today and its my turn for the Creative Expressions design team today and this month we are working with the Lisbon die set from the Portuguese collection. I started playing with the Lisbon set and the border form the collection and came up with this busy design that it, deceptively, really simple as it is a basic monochrome card!
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I started by making the background using the Border and taupe and Cobalt foundation card. I cut the border twice in the cobalt and the taupe and simple mounted them, using spray glue, to strips of the contrasting colours. I mounted the cobalt borders facing each other and added some pearls at the junctions.
To make the centre piece I cut 2 of the cobalt shapes using the largest three dies in the Lisbon set. I then cut the taupe using just the 2 outline dies stuck the cobalt filigreed frames over the top. I then mounted these , with foam pads of course, on top of each other rotating them to make this squarer shape. I often cut 2 of a particular shape and rotate them to see what shapes appear with the Lisbon set I love the centre panel as it gives you a while new shape. In this card you see the borders through the centre of the piece which makes a myriad of patterns that just come form the simple shapes.
Finally I stamped the sentiment, from my Daffodil Elements clear stamp set, in cobalt archival ink and cut it out using the smallest of Sue's pierced flags using the medium size as a mat for the sentiment panel.
I know this looks complex however it is just a series of 2 dies simple y cut in 2 colours!
Craft dies by creative expressions by Sue Wilson
Portuguese collection corner, border and take
Cobalt and Taupe foundation cards
5mm cream stick on pearls.