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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Monochrome Best Wishes

Good Morning Everyone

This was one of my sample cards from yesterdays shows on Create & Craft and the first demo I did on the 10am show.

This is what I used:
7x7 White Card Blank
White Card
Black Card
Black Archival Ink Pad
Sentimentally Yours Circle Frame & Flourish Collection A5 Stamp Set
Creative Expressions Micro Beads
Creative Expressions A4 Adhesive Sheets
Spellbinders Die D-Lites Blooms 3
Sue Wilson Fern Trio Dies
Spellbinders Gold Majesty Circles Dies
Cosmic Shimmer Ebony Ice Glitter Jewels
15mm Black Pearls
15mm White Pearls
Black Ribbon

This is what I did:
I won't rattle on about matting and layering as you can see what I did from the photo, I did pierce around the edge of the second black layer to add interest.
I stamped the flourish from the stamp set, randomly, around the white layer, then stuck this (remember to stick it face down) to a self adhesive sheet, trimmed off the excess and applied the micro beads, I think they give it a beautiful finish for very little effort! lol
I then stuck a piece of black card to a piece of self adhesive sheet, then die cut this using the largest circle from the Gold Majesty circles, removed the adhesive backing and covered the circle with Ebony Ice Glitter Jewels (another lovely product that also adds some texture)
I then cut 2 large white, 2 medium white, 2 medium black and 2 white stamens using the Blooms 3 dies. The large white ones were then stamped using the flourish from the stamp set (creates a complimentary pattern to the background) I then glittered around the edge of the white flowers.
I cut 2 ferns using Sues Fern Trio dies (love these!) and glittered them.
I then stamped the smaller of the 2 circle frames from the stamp set and cut it out, then stamped the sentiment inside (remember there are lot's of sentiments on this set so you can recreate this card for different occasions!) The edge of the circle was glittered, as were the areas around the small flourish within the frame)
I finished off by making a triple bow in black ribbon and put a 15mm white pearl in the centre :-)
TOP TIP - Remember to use a wet glue like Cosmic Shimmer when you are sticking onto micro beads or the glitter jewels, even if you use foam pads for dimension, put the glue onto those,... it seeps through the glitter/beads to make sure everything sticks! :-)

You'll find most of the products I used on my show on my website here..

Hope You Like It!