Happy Easter to you all.
I was working on my swaps for OnStage in Telford next weekend -
thirty-nine down, sixty-one to go, or something like that!
All I can say
about my swaps at the moment is that the Stamparatus has really come
into it's own!
had the idea for today's card in my head for quite a little while, and
with three or four different options.
Yesterday I wasn't sure which option to
go for, and eventually chose the wedding theme.
I sorted out the three different gold designs from the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP), and punched out four
shapes of each.
After positioning the base cardstock (CS) in the centre of my Grid
Paper, I adhered the first shape as close to the centre as I could.
After I had decided where the second shape should go, all the rest of
the shapes had a right and wrong way to go!
When I reached the edges of the base CS, I allowed the ends of each shape to
hang over the edge of the base, and trimmed them all at the same time when I'd finished them.
I felt the sheet looked "unfinished", so I added the four thin strips
of Gold Foil around the edges; this was an idea I'd used a couple of years ago on another
card that was a mosaic style.
I felt my card needed two images, or one
sentiment and an image, so I went through my Card Reference File for
What I found wasn't something I had considered i.e. two
complementary sentiments. They're from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set
which includes two or three different pairs of sentiments - I think this is definitely a set that's seriously
keep the gold and cream colour sheme going, I heat embossed both the
sentiments on separate pieces of Very Vanilla Cardstock (CS) using Gold
After I had punched the two sentiments out using the
Tailored Tag Punch, I punched out four halves of tags in Gold Foil to line the back
of the sentiments.
Using Tombow, I glued one gold half tag at the top and the bottom
of each sentiment; this helps them stand out from the mosaic layer.
adhered the mosaic layer to a layer of Gold Foil, and then onto a Very
Vanilla CS card base.
Inside the card I added a layer of Gold Foil, and a
layer of Very Vanilla CS.
Using Dimensionals I adhered the two
sentiments to the card front, and finished off by adding two large Basic
Pearls other end of the sentiment, and a row of three in the middle of
the centre shape.
I'm happy how this card out and look forward to trying
out other variations!
That's about it from me today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting.