Thursday, 9 July 2015
I'm planning to bring back Christmas Friday which means that Thursday is now Blue Thursday! lol I hope you don't mind and there will be more Christmas Cards popping up on other days however I intend to keep showing a Christmas card or creation / project every Friday!
I'm starting Blue Thursday today with this card form the Pick of The Day shows I did with the wonderful Sue earlier in the year. As I may have mentioned I did quite a few samples for the show and so still have some to pop on here!
Today's card is made just using one die the Quilted blocks striplet. I stated by cutting the centre section of the die down the side of a square of periwinkle card. Next I rotated the die 90degrees and slotted it back in to the die cut at the top. I cut this then repeated this procedure until I made a frame with the triplet running all the way around. Next I cut the striplet with the outside cutting die in place as well in the periwinkle. I mounted this piece of a strip of milk card and then cut each block out to make 3 squares.
Next I mounted the frame piece over another sheet of the milk card and added a thin layer of cobalt blue, I added a further set of the three colours to make a 21x21cm square card.
It finish I added, with foam pads, the three squares running from the top right to the bottom left. To make the centre square stand out I cut the centre from a further die cut added a small blue dazzler and tucked a bow in behind the circle. I added a few more of the mixed blue colour dazzlers in the centres of all the squares and finished.
This is a card that looks more complex than it is to make, honest!
Creative Expressions Craft dies by Sue Wilson.
Quilted blocks striplet
Periwinkle, Milk and Cobalt foundation card
Small blue dazzlers
Bluebird satin ribbon pack