Monday, 13 July 2015
How about something not christmassy? nice after a weekend of bling I reckon! however i did stick with the gilding flakes theme with this card and perhaps a little bling from some gilding wax? why ever not.
I stated this card as a demo piece at Dale side Garden centre a couple of weeks ago and thought I should really finish it off. I stated by die cutting the inner die form the Stacked Diamonds triplet for Sues latest (non festive) collection as a diagonal down a square of sky blue card. Next I rated the die 45 degrees and cut it again across the piece. If you are careful lining this up then the pattern that cuts in the centre square reveals a new pattern. If you do miss, as I did on a few attempts at home, I simply add a separate cut square over this piece which means you still get the lovely diagonal design.
To decorate it I added a square of silver foundation card onto which I had stuck a smaller square of double sided adhesive sheet (this was cut smaller so that there was no adhesive around the border so I could get the nice silver layer) Next I rubbed silver dream gilding flakes over the die cut piece so that they stuck to the adhesive. I rubbed away the excess with a piece of Rubit Scrubit pad which revealed the gilding but kept the intricate die cut area.
To make up the card I cut and embossed an 18x18cm square of sky blue suing the bed of roses embossing folder. I rubbed this all over with pewter gilding wax and polished it off using a dry wet wipe.
I then added a few layers of blue and silver to make a 20 x 20cm card blank. I added a strip of ribbon down the left hand side of the embossing and added a matching strip down the right hand side of the die cut front. I finished with a knot and a velum peony made with the perfect peony die and matching stamp.
Creative Expression Craft die by Sue Wilson
Stacked Diamond Striplet
Perfect Peony Complete petals
Sky blue & Vintage Silver foundation card
Cosmic Shimmer Silver Dream gilding flakes
Pewter gilding wax
CE A4 bed of roses embossing folder
blue white seam binding