A mixed bag of comments from the post yesterday which is what I expected. It is good to know that even if you didn't like the image or the colour of the background, there was still something there that you could perhaps get a little inspiration from. The Radiant Embossing Folder used in yesterday's post is one from last month's release from Couture Creations. I'm hoping that it will be on the show on 25th June.
Today's card should appeal to more of you. It features the frame that I cut from Spellbinders Labels Thirteen towards the end of the 7pm show on Saturday. Usually, die cuts from the shows end up in a big bag of bits and pieces that I may use sometime but never do - I think we've all got one of those. But, this frame was so lovely and I knew what I could do with it so I made this card. It was so quick to make but I think it's quite elegant.
Just to re-cap, the frame was cut from the largest of the Labels Thirteen dies, I missed the next 2 sizes and used the one after that to cut the inside edge of the frame. I used pearlescent ivory card. At the emboss stage I added the Small Polka Dots Mask making sure that the cutting edge of the die was going into my tan mat and the mask was placed on top.
I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Bride & Groom Stamp Set using Coffee Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the next size up of Labels Thirteen to the one I used for the centre of my frame. I didn't bother to emboss it as the edge was going to be hidden.
For the background I popped the Couture Creations Cultivated Embossing Folder through the Grand Calibur with some white card. I put it though a second time to extend the pattern. I then inked all over with Eco Green Yellow Damasque Dye Ink using Cut & Dry Foam.
I added some of the new Guipure Duchess Lace in Cream, which is available via Creative Expressions Stockist, along the side of the background. This is such a pretty lace - just a little really adds a special touch to your project. I then added some 6mm super sticky tape along the inside edge of it and ruffled some cream Vintage Ribbon along it. I tied a bow using 2 lengths of the cream ribbon and added it to the ruffled border. I made a flower out of the ivory pearlescent card using 2 of the smaller dies from the Spellbinders Rose Creations die set. I popped a pearl in the centre and added it to my bow.
I finished the card off with a couple of Decorative Stick Pins in Cream Pearl and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Golden Pearl.
Hope you like the card.
Thanks for stopping by.