I thought I had shared this card with you all however after a look through my blog for the last 3 months I cant find it. Therefore I apologise if you have seen this already!
This was one of the first cards I made with the double pierced oval dies designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions. As I am sure you know I have a soft spot for Ovals ( still loving the Austrian Collection!) I love the way that this set will match with previous Oval sets released by Sue but this in perfectly, as used here, with the Geneva die from the Swiss Collection.
I teamed frames form the double pierced cut in varying sizes in periwinkle and coconut white and the dies in the geneva set. The large band of piercing comes from the Geneva set which has this large oval with the random pierced elements around it.
The main feature of this card is the fan on the base which is the easiest part!
To make the fan I simply cut the larger die from the ornamental accents die ( from the configurations collection) in coconut white. I the cut just the outline form periwinkle and added the two together. I repeated this until I had 5 of the fan shapes and then 'hooked' them together to make the fan effect. This happens quite easily honest!
Tons of pearls and pearl strips, a set of messy bows in silky crush white and bluebird thin satin ribbon to embellish. Next I made this into a large ( almost A4 in size I'm afraid) with an embossed layer and a few mats and layers.
A complex looking card that is worth the effort!