Monday 21 September 2015

Life is a Bed of Roses

This card is a homage to Sue Wilson's style of card making.  My mum loved it too!

The base card is a plain white 20cm x 20cm card blank.  I used the largest die in the Auvergne set from Sue Wilson's French Collection in the centre of a piece of white card (19cm x 19cm), then ran it through the A4 'Eternity' embossing folder by Creative Expressions.  The finished panel was then coloured using a mini blending tool and Dusty Concord distress ink; had three lengths of coordinating narrow ribbon tied round the left hand side and matted onto a piece of purple card (19.5cm x 19.5cm).

Using the same outer die, a separate panel was cut from super smooth white card; the next die in was used on the purple card and the stamped image was die cut using the third die in.  The final panel was not die cut until the Rose Bouquet image by Creative Expressions (Sue Wilson's Stamps to Die for) had been stamped using black Versafine ink; heat embossed using detail clear powder; coloured using the Deep Violet and Olive Green Chameleon pens, and a Happy Birthday sentiment by Anna Griffin had been added and heat embossed to match.  The three layers were then matted and layered together and added to the front of the card over the aperture using foam pads to provide dimension.
The final touches were added using felt by Creative Expressions; die cut using the Marianne Rose Flower dies - 1 large and 2 small.  Two flourishes by Crafts Too (Scroll Flourish and Swirl Leaf Flourish) die cut from matching purple card; two leaves cut in green pearlescent card from the Marianne Rose Flower set, as well as the largest leaves from the Marianne Tiny Swirls and Leaves 3 die set added balance to the right hand side of the card.  The Creative Expressions felt is perfect for die cutting, as it is a mix of wool and acrylic fibres.
I'm entering this card in SimonSays Stamp Wednesday Challenge
as well as the Craft Your Passion Challenge 280

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