Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Another sample from the new dies release designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions and I have to admit this is my favourite card so far. This card was inspired by the fabulous Julia Watts as `i made it whilst watching her on Hochanda. Julia was demonstrating how to make a background with a border strip and my only thought was how nice the Indian Ocean border would look as a background! Therefore this is a tribute to julia and all she has taught me!
I will be demonstrating this technique on Hochanda in November when I bring you the bundles of this realise and Im sure this will be one of the first demo's!
I simply cut the border, without the outline cutting die, down a piece of coconut white foundation card. I then added this to a piece of Iris foundation card covered with a double sided sticky sheet. I added diamond snow in the gaps to cover the adhesive with a crystal at each junction. I love the way that when cut this way an art deco flower appears from nowhere.
I cut each of the dies in the maldives die she in white and backed these with the iris and from moon ted them up finishing with a stamped centre with my Birthday Seasons clear stamp set. I added diamond snow over the sentiment to balance the background.
To highlight the centrepiece I cut the cape daisies each in iris and white, shaped them with my ball tool and offset these to make the flowers. With the bold scroll I cut these in white and iris using the letterpress technique, with cornflower archival ink, on the deboss section to add some more texture before mounting these around the main element.