After my holiday in Egypt a couple of weeks ago (feels like that though Ive just worked out it was 2 months ago lol) when I discovered Creative Expressions were doing a new colour called papyrus then I had to try it. Today's card is the result of my playing and teaming it with coconut white. I think it would look fab with `Ginger but guess I should wait until the autumn before I start heavily on the autumnal shades!
I stare by stamping the Infinite Reflections stamp to die for on the Papyrus card using perfect medium. I added true white detail embossing powder and heat set it. Next I stamped the sentiment, form my Daisy Chains set, in jet black archival ink in the scantier before cutting it out using the Porto die form Sue's Portuguese collection.
Next I cut 2 slits down each side and threaded the brown / ivory grosgrain ribbon through these slits to make a band effect. I added 2 of the Porto die cuts in black and offset them so there was a shadow around the image (and it keeps the ribbon fixed). It is always important when stamping with Black Ink to add a thin layer of black to make the stamping balance.
Next I took a square of coconut white card cut to 17 x 17cm and cut the eternal rings triplet inset die along the bottom. I added a few PVA pearl dots in cosmic pearl and left it to dry.
Next I added a larger mat, using from tape, of the papyrus card and a thin mat of black, again to balance the image.
To finish the card I added a mat of papyrus card and a thin bored of the papyrus and black finishing at 19.5x19.5cm.
Finally a bow made form the ribbon and some black and white bakers twine with pearl centre (from my stash) to hide the bow.
Creative Expressions Craft dies by Sue Wilson
Eternal Rings Striplet
Porto die shape
Infinite Reflections stamp to die for
True white detail embossing powder
Papyrus, Black and coconut white foundation card
Brown/ Ivory grosgrain ribbon