As we are only in July I thought I would soft peddle the Christmas by dropping in Christmas cards in every now and again! I hope this makes sense lol. Therefore today's card is in gold however it is distinctly not Christmas and is for any occasion although I have made this into a Birthday card (though it would make a great Golden Wedding card)
I stated by die cutting the Lattice Arched Adornment die from the configurations line (I love this range as the individual dies can be used in so many different ways) 4 times in Milk foundation card.
I adhered 2 of these facing each other on a strip of vintage gold card I then clipped the corners to round them. Next I added 2 of the adornments to another piece of gold card cut slightly larger than the first (this was all done by eye so measurements are difficult!) This time I added them opposite at the top and bottom and foam mounted the first piece on top. Next I mounted this onto a piece of the gold and made up the card using a piece of the gold card which I pierced and a few layers of milk and gold to frame the centrepiece.
I then stamped the shaded peonies in cosmic shimmer true white detail embossing powder onto vintage gold card. I then cut the stamped images out using the matching die and made up three flowers with an 8mm pearl in the centre. I also stamped and die cut the matching foliage (which also comes in the set) and placed these around the flowers which I arranged on the left of the centrepiece.
Finally I stamped Happy Birthday from my Daisy Corner stamp set, in perfect medium and embossed using the same detail powder. I cut this out using the medium die in the pierced flags set and mounted it onto a piece of milk card which I had cut to make a small mat.
I added a few 5mm stick on pearls and finished. I love the variability of the configurations dies and the way you can mix and match them to create your own patterns and style.
Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Lattice Arched Adornment
Perfect Peonies complete petals
Shaded peonies stamps to die for
Vintage Gold and milk foundation card
Cosmic Shimmer true White detail embossing powder
8mm & 5mm white stick on pearls.