Friday, 29 April 2016
Especially for Sali...
Today's card is wasn't made especially for my Friend Sali however as I was making it I just thought wow this is so up Sali's street I hope I'm right!
I stared this one by using a background that I grabbed form my Demo bits box. I made this one at the NEC using metal tape over the card and embossing it with the Rose Blooms embossing folder. I then ran over the top with a permanent ink and, after drying,m I gently rubbed with a dry wet wipe to give this antique silver look to the background. This was such a dramatic look I needed something strong to balance it. I thought red and black and the brand new Exquisite Poppies die from Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions would be perfect for this.
Therefore the next thing I made up was a spray of the poppies, I cut these with Ruby foundation card and rubbed jet black archival ink, using a mini smoothie, over the edges of the petals to give some depth. I added centres in black, again cut with fries in the set, and a pearl in the centre. All in all I made up 5 poppies of various sizes using three as the main element and another 2 to the top. I cut the new Olive Branch foliage in black and arranged the poppies, along with a double sided red satin bow, on top.
I then cut the layers of the Geneva die in red and vintage silver and offset these with a silver frame. I then cut a panel form the background using the centre outline die from the set and from mounted this above. I then arranged the poppies and bow etc over this.
A very dramatic card that I ma sure will split opinion but it doesn't do to have them all looking the same lol!