Hello Folks - Happy Saturday - hope you are having a good weekend.
My card today is another simple card without designer paper.
I used one of my favourite stamps, Demure from Sugar Nellie, and stamped her direct onto ivory pearlescent card - I stamped with black pigment ink and then heat embossed it. I also stamped and heat embossed the Hot off the Press sentiment onto the same piece of card.
For the first layer, I used my new hoogie board to emboss the diamond pattern - I love how that worked. The other two panels were embossed in my cuttlebug with a daisies embossing folder. I am also loving the look that this embossing gives - I think my cuttlebug is probably my favourite crafting tool at the moment. Oh and those gorgeous flowers are Joy's Crafts dies - there are three sizes in the set and I've used the three sizes for the top flower, and the two smaller sizes for the two flowers together. They are all layered up and fastened with a pearl brad. Then I coloured the other little adhesive pearls with a pink promarker to match her dress, et voila! I really do love this card - I must take it down from the mantle piece so that it will be pristine enough to give to someone when I need a card (I rarely make cards which are not for a particular person for a particular occasion - so I don't usually have spare cards around). I really should do more of this. Do you know what - I had to buy a card today (do I hear a sharp intake of breath??). I'd forgotten that it is my brother-in-law's birthday on Monday and just don't have the mojo to make a man's card at the moment. I'm feeling really guilty about it too (how silly is that? - at least I have remembered his birthday LOL!)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday - Favourites - favourite stamp, cuttlebug, embossing, favourite flower dies (actually the only flower dies I own at the moment so you're going to see them a lot LOL!)
Fussy and Fancy - Embossing and/or paper piecing - I have two types of embossing, dry and heat
Our Daily Bread Designs - Yellow, pink, blue, ivory, choose 2 - mine is ivory and pink
ABC Challenge - P is for pink
Well, I'm gonna love you and leave you now - thanks for taking the time to look at my creation today - I hope you will call again sometime.
Wow! I've just glimpsed at Create and Craft TV and seen someone demonstrating how to dye and scrunch the seam binding and make it into a shabby chic bow - it looks so easy. But then, I'm not really into creating a vintage look - maybe one day - but I'll have forgotten how to do it LOL!
See you soon.
Love, Andrea xx
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