Here we are Thursday again already , it seems the weeks truly fly by don't they lately, 5 months into what still feels like a new year to me already and my brothers wife told me she has started her Christmas shopping already, I cannot possibly repeat the words that came out of my lips gals but I can say the air went a feint shade of blue for just a moment... haha what would you have said haha.....
A) Oh yes I started mine this early too
B) Ouch, I cant consider Xmas shopping just yet.
C) Oh how wonderful I wish I was so organised.
Or My choice which was....
D) Helll Nooooo, oh my god... do not say another word ... I refusssssssssse to talk about the C word even a second longer lol (or added blue words that stresses the same point haha....) .
Add your Letter choice into your comment below for a giggle so I can let her know the result from my fabby blog folk... all in a bit of fun of course.
On to today's Creative Expression's DT card for this week..
So I wanted to expand a little on my flower tutorial from last week as lots of you commented and sent messages asking for more in depth how too so I made up a simple but elegant card using Blush and Milk Foundations card with a simple die cut aperture , to show off the flower and embossing.. Of course your card can be as elegant as wanted but for this week I chose to show you understated and elegant.
So again this month we have some of Phil Martins Decadent Damask stamp sets to use so I used the Occasions sentiment stamps to create the 2 corners and the flower petals.
So to begin...
I started with a piece of milk card and stamped Phil's Decadent Damask Occasions sentiment thinking of you from the afore mentioned pack of stamps I like this one as it is simple and straight to the point. I stamped in the top right of the paper so that I could have an aperture in the embossed card for the stamp to sow through.
I matted that piece onto a layer of Blush card. I then took another piece of white card and cut it to size marking exactly wher I needed the aperture to be then talking Spellbinders nestibilities Royal circles I cut the middle die in the pack , it actually has little Fleur De lye's around the centre of the circle that I trimmed off as they were interfering with the sentiment below as lovely as they are.
Then I used Sues embossing folder I believe called cascading hearts and embossed that entire piece .
I added another Mat of blush card raised on foam and inked the edges of the piece we just embossed with tattered lace distress ink gently as you can see in this close up shot.
I also inked the edges of the aperture we cut out around the sentiment for a subtle pop of colour near the writing too.
Next I took Phil's Decadent Damask corners and icons stamps and used the smallest corner and stamped it out twice in the same Tattered lace distress ink and hand cut them out to the size needed for the top left and bottom right corner of the card, raised up on foam.,
Cut them out as it says on the tin lol
Let set a little and with again a big blob of fast grab glue, I used our cosmic shimmer one of course glue in your bud. there it is a completely hand cut handmade rose from Phil's damask shape stamp.
Here it is in situ in the corner on the finished card too.
The last thing I added for some finishing touches is everyone nowadays seem to be adding x's and o's onto letters and cards which apparently means hugs and kisses so I thought for this one I would play along
So I hope you like this one totally different again from yesterdays piece.
Please let me know your feedback and if you like the tutorial.
Lots of love to all