Thank you so much for all your wishes of get wells and I am now feeling much better, my daughter also had it but is better too yayyyy.
This card sees the start of new projects for February over on the Creative Expressions blog therefore we were all sent some different backgrounds and some items to alter too. I Have the leafy background and the floral background and I must say I really love the way you can repeat the patterns so easily as the stamps are A6 in size and my card is 8x6inches so a fair bit bigger.
Take a look.
I started by stamping out the leafy background with perfect medium or versamark whatever embossing ink you prefer. I used True white embossing powder and heat set. As you can just make out for my size background I used the pattern almost twice length ways on red card.I also rounded the top two corners only.
I also stamped my ' You are in my thoughts ' sentiments from the bold sentiments set. This time I used Gold embossing powder and heat set. I ran 2 strips of strong tape along the gap between the leafy white embossing and the gold sentiment embossing and used the red crinkle edge ribbon to ruche along the width of the card.
I ran a piece of Black seam binding on top of the red ribbon and pulled quite tightly in the direction of the ruches so they all sat down in a uniform pattern thus keeping it really neat. I had a very thin piece of card that I had trimmed off the main piece so I decided to glue that down the centre of the seam binding and add a couple of tiny bows tied from very thin satin ribbon and each of those had a black pearl (and I don't mean Jack Sparrow's ship either, lol ) adhered in the centre.
Next I took another red piece of card slightly wider and a fair bit longer than the first piece and used the floral background and embossed using Black embossing powder on just the bottom of the card again repeating the pattern twice.
I took the first piece and matted it onto coconut white and then black card. I added my other red piece onto a pierced edges white mat which was then raised up onto foam when putting together.
I tied another three small black bows and 3 silver Creative expressions ribbon roses had more pearls in the centres.
Here you can see that sparkle.
This was the die I used.Timeless Amour.
This close up of the bottom part with the black embossing. The seam binding and little black bows with black pearls and also the silver ribbon roses. You also can see the different layers and matts and also that pierced edge on Coconut white although the shot has made it look a little like you can only just see it but you can actually see it very clearly.
Here is the finished card 8 x 6 inch.
I hope you like it as much as I do?.
Now those of you that are eagle eyed and have been looking on Creative Expressions facebook page or the blog will have been teased a little with a picture which I am going to also tease you with haha
Shusssshhh!! Its a big Creative Expressions secret haha What do you think it is ladies?
All I know is I wantssssssssssssssss.....
Now I have posted all the ladies cards who won from last Friday and hopefully they should be with you today or the next day, (Steph I am doing the card samples separately) However I still haven't heard from Sue Martin our Main prize winner , So of course it isn't fair to keep the prize sitting there forever so I will give it until Saturday at 9.a.m and If I haven't heard I thought we would do a re-comment and choose someone from that days blog post to receive all those gorgeous goodies.
Does that sound fair to you all because that will be more than a complete week then?
Then next week I will be doing some more random card give aways as I promised you.
Back to the drawing then, Yup I have 7 Drawings to get finished off for Heartfelt Creations ready to post off to America so back to the gorgeous black drawing pens.
Are any of you lovely ladies going to Stamperama at Stevenage this Sunday? , I know alot of you all live much further north but I am going and If you do go and see me please feel free to come and say hello to me.
Have a lovely day lovelies.