Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit - No. 2

Hello, Crafters.

Today I'm sharing the second card I made using the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, but this time I'm featuring the gorgeous soft Marina Mist vevet ribbon that comes in  the kit! 

Fortunately, I chose to use some of the individual flower stems which meant I couldn't use the Basket Weave Embossing Folder, which I am seriously in love with!

I started my card the same way as yesterday, which is a Whisper White Cardstock (CS) card base, with a Marina Mist CS layer, and a top layer of Whisper White CS.

To colour the back of the vellum flowers, I used Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi Marker Pens.

I painted four of the individual flower stems for the front of the card, and also four of the green bobble flowers/leaves(?).

This allowed three for the front and one for the inside. I also painted one stem of the bluebells for the inside of my card.

I adhered the flowers in place on the front of the card, starting with a blue flower at either end, and then one green bobbly stem in the centre. 

This made it so easy for me to place the other four, with two on each side so the spacing was pretty even!

I adhered the velvet ribbon around the Whisper White CS layer, and secured the ends at the back.

I then added a line of the Washi Tape which also came as part of the kit, in a straight  line under the ribbon.

I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Cake Soiree Stamp Set, using Marina Mist Ink on Whisper White CS. 

I punched it out using the Pretty Label Punch, and I also punched out one shape in Marina Mist CS, plus two of the end pieces as far as the end of the second curved pieces.

I trimmed these two end pieces so they had a pointed base, to make sure there weren't any unwanted pieces sticking out where I didn't want them!

Using Tombow, I adhered them to the sentiment leaving about 1/8" gap. 

Next I cut the complete shape in half horizontally, and adhered one top and one bottom, again leaving about 1/8" gap all round.

From a distance, it looks like one complete layer in Marina Mist!
To finish off the front of the card, I added two Clear Faceted Gems on the sentiment, and to finish the inside of the card, I added a layer of Marina Mist CS and a top layer of Whisper White CS.  

Then I adhered  the  two remaining vellum flowers and added a small strip of the Washi Tape across the bottom of the stems.

Before I go, I'd like to show you a couple of photographs I took when we went in London last Saturday.

There's a lot of redevelopement going on in the area, and we spotted this very old facade of a building that has been shored up to preserve it.

I just cannot imagine what a new building will look like with this incorporated into it!   

We'll have to go back into that part of London in a year's time to see how it's been developed!

That's it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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