Saturday, 30 June 2018

Graceful Glass meets Delicate Lace

Hello, Crafters.

GOOD NEWS!! The new Stampin' Blends are now available to order. 
The wait has been well worth it and now I need to wait until next month 
to place my order - yippee, that's tomorrow!! LOL!
I thoroughly enjoyed myself yesterday making my video for Sunday!
 I don't want to give too much away but I was using the 
Delicate Lace Edglits dies...................oh my goodness, they
 are gorgeous! After I'd finished my video, I carried on
playing and made the card I'm sharing with you today!

 I wanted to be able to use one of the dies twice, either
 horizontally  or vertically, so I needed a long slim image.
 The "bookmark" design in the Designer Vellum Pack proved
 to be exactly what I was after. Using my Dark Rich
 Razzleberry and Dark Old Olive  Stampin' Blends,
 I coloured the bookmark that features the iris. 
I prepared my top layer of Rich Razzlebery Cardstock (CS) by
 dry-embossing it using my Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder. 
I adhered a piece of Whisper White CS behind the coloured image to 
show it off to its best advantage, and then adhered a lace 
die-cut down either side, but it looked incomplete! 

I added some 1/8" Rich Razzleberry Sheer Ribbon on each side
 between the lace die-cut, and the "bookmark"! I used the 
BIRTHDAY WISHES scroll sentiment from the Birthday Posies 
Stamp Set, and adhered it with Dimensionals across the lowest
 part of the iris stems as possible.

To complete the front of my card, I added one Rich Razzleberry
 Share What You Love Artisan Pearls on the top of each sentiment
 scrolls, and one on each of the iris flower-heads. I find it quite a
 challenge to decorate the inside of my cards when I'm not 
using stamped images for my card, but I thought the most 
logical thing to use would be the lace.

 Without really thinking about what I was doing, I put glue on the lace 
die-cut, and adhered it along the bottom of the card, horizontally. I 
panicked when I realised my card was vertical, not horizontal, and 
quickly yanked the die-cut up beforeTombow had it stuck done 
permanently. I trimmed it shorter and adhered it along the vertical
 bottom, and breathed a sigh of relief!

As I was carefully using my Adhesive Remover, it dawned on me 
that I could have left it on the horizontal bottom because it was
 really the vertical side of my card! LOL!!!
Don't forget, tomorrow sees the start of the Stampin' Up! July 
Promotion for NEW Recruits. The promotion gives all crafters
 who join Stampin' Up! during July 2018 - as a hobbyist or a
 business  builder - a complete set of TEN inkpads from one
 of the Stampin' Up! Colour Families. These retail for €81/£63! 
The Ink Pads are AS WELL AS the €175/£130 worth of products
 you get to choose for your €129/£99 joining fee. (NOTE: the ten InColour Ink Pads will be counted as one family! ☺)

I'd love you to join my team of Super Stars, either as a 
hobbyist so you can enjoy the discount, or as a business builder, like 
me. Please email me for more details 
 (NOTE: Stampin' Up! rules only allow me to recruit crafters 
who live in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Austria, or
 Germany - I really am so sorry).

I hope you have a super weekend. 
That's about it from me today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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