Well I want to say another huge huge thank you to all you guys, you are so supportive of the art I do and I value you all and your opinions so very much. I love mixing it up and doing all different things and so today I have a card which still has a lot of texture but in beautiful natural colours using the Sew jo pad I love for the background paper and some scripted Kraft card , pearls flowers and a little dazzle too.
I hope you like it, It is of course using another of the new frame stamps Designed for Sue in the singles range we were sent for the design team goodies this month to play with. Werent we lucky. Creative Expressions really have some fantasic products don't they and some gorgeous things coming soon too. (I will be showing them in November hehe).Hinty hint.
So here we go.
Here is the Black and White image to make it easier to see.
I took a piece of kraft card with this image of script on it, it can easily be made in large batches if you do not own any pre made and stored for little occassions like this. ( A little tip, Most often you will not see the middle of the card or if you plan your cards out ( I have never ever planned a card haha) before you start and know where you will see on the backing don't waste time stamping the whole page, simply stamp the parts you will see, as this reduces the over lapped pieces or incorrect gaps etc.)
I mounted it on to Milk Foundations card from Creative Expressions of course. I then added a small thin piece of burlap to the left hand side which I frayed and allowed to hang over the ends slightly.
I then took my perfect medium and True white embossing powder and after running over the paper with an anti static pad I stamped out my image and tipped on my powder, tipping off the excess into the jar and heat set, I straightened the edges before mounting onto a piece of Milk card. I added that to the front of the card with 1 layer of mounting tape in the centre and where it was further away from the card due to the corrugated piece I added two layers to keep it at the same level for viewing. I also added it on a jaunty angle.
Once it was in the correct place I thought I'd add some strips of pearl string to the valleys of the corrugated car stock at the top and the bottom of the piece for me pearls just scream elegance which really is what I love.
At this stage I took a large air force bluey piece of paper with brown stripes and like clothing patterns on it which looked perfect on this project. I used it from the 12x12 Sew Jo pad from Couture creations which I love from my show a while back now. It also had some random white spots which looked fab with this too.
I mounted it onto 2 layers of milk card with foam in between for a little dimension and height to the card.
I used our Sue's stamps and Matching Poinsettia die to make these two Little leaves, and cut them out with the corrosponding Die and added three 10mm flowers from my stash just to tie in the sentiment really.
The finishing touches were simply three 8mm ivory pearls which I love in that size, it makes it so easy to stick them down onto a small bead of cosmic shimmer to hold it permanently.
So Yesterday saw us get to 200 finally on the blog and I could not be more pleased, Huge hugs to all who follow the blog and we stumbled over the fact I call you all lovelies and bloggers too so you ended up being Blogglies for all the new dolls to know who recently joined.
Come back at the weekend for a special post with goodies to be given away to those on the blog and who leave a comment on that post , it will be open for comment just for 1 day and at the end of it I will choose a winner with Random.org to keep it all fair to you all. I will also have some cards and Kim makes to give out as extra little prizes so more than one on that day too. It is so I can give something back to you all because I truly appreciate every single person who takes the time to leave a comment and to come back daily to check if I have posted and for being the kind lovely folks you all are. I am proud to call you all my "blogglies", my internet family.
I have been asked recently for several basic type tutorials ie the right paint, a beginners list of goodies, my ideal goodies lists. How to's for embossing and making flowers my way etc so I thought I'd start incorporating one a week if you are all happy with that as this is your blog too and I would really appreciate any ideas of what you would like to see so moving forward we can prepare for the videos I will be creating. So the post at the weekend will be an intro to some of the above and some other bits and bobbies hehe.
Have a lovely Thursday and huge huge thanks to you all.
Love and hugs