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Friday, 2 May 2014

Don't let yesterday....

Good Morning Everyone

This is another one of my sample cards from my shows on Create & Craft and the second demo I did on the 10am show. (even if I did finish it after the show lol)

This is what I used:
White 8x8 Card Blank
Peach Card
White Card
Iced Spruce Distress Ink Pad
Sentimentally Yours Lacy Rectangle Frames and Borders Collection A5 Stamp Set
Sentimentally Yours Quotes of Inspiration Collection A5 Stamp Set
Irridescent Glitter
Couture Creations Hyper Magical Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Die D-Lites Blooms 3
15mm Cream Pearls
Sage Ribbon 
Small Dazzlers

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 stamped the large Lacy Rectangle Frame onto some beige card using the Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and cut it out (easy to do too!), then I embossed it with the embossing folder, then distressed the edges and glittered them.
I stamped the smaller lacy rectangle frame onto white card, using the iced spruce and cut it out, then stamped the quote sentiment from the Quotes of Inspiration Collection. (I masked off the frame around the sentiment with removable tape, then inked it, then removed the tape, then stamped the sentiment (that will mean you just get the words, with no frame (even better value!!)
This was mounted onto a piece of peach card and cut around.
The border was stamped with one of the lacy borders in iced spruce, the second layer is a bit bigger in peach card.
The background is quite simply a layer of white card, embossed with the Hyper Magical embossing folder, then I just dragged my iced spruce distress ink over the embossed areas (and distressed the edges of course lol)
I die cut 4 large flowers in peach card, 2 large flowers in white card, 8 medium in peach, 9 medium in white and stamens to co-ordinate,.. you can see how I put them together from the photo. The smaller, star shaped flowers are from 2 medium ones, if you glue them together with Cosmic Shimmer acrylic glue, then pinch the petals together, that's how you get the lovely shape :-)
I finished off by making a triple bow in sage ribbon and put a small dazzler in the centre.... job done!
I love the colour combinations of this card and how the frame gives it a really elegant finish.
TOP TIP - When I put self adhesive pearls into shaped flowers like these, I always put a blob (very technical term!) of glue gel in the bottom first,.. this ensures they a) won't fall out and b) when you sprinkle glitter on the flowers, the glue gel that seeps from the sides of the pear is then glittered... very priddy! :-)

I absolutely love the Rectangle Frame and border stamps,.. the set offers so many possibilities and remember,.. start collecting as there will be more shapes coming soon :-)

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

Hope you like it!


  1. Stunning card Phill and a really great quote. Should be my "mantra"! x

  2. Gorgeous card with beautiful toned colours. I'd love to receive a card like this!

  3. Love love the card phil it's beautiful thanks for sharing xxcx

  4. This is a stunner Phill. I just love the colours. I was given this ink pad and would never have thought to use it this way. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Evening Phill, what a stunning card i love it. I love the colours you have used. I really enjoyed your demo's. Xx

    Debs xx