Tuesday, 8 April 2014

I really need to get......

Back in the Swing of Things!!

As a bit of a practice, tonight I've taken step-by-step pics of a card I've made for some friends (It's their wedding anniversary tomorrow (she whispers, so I don't think they'll be paying any attention!!).  I've used stuff from Stampin' Up mainly but this card can use anything in your stash. This first layer is heat embossed using Versamark and WOW white opaque on cream cardstock (I love it!). I gave my work surface and card a thorough rubbing with an anti-static bag first (hate to admit it, but it does make a big difference!)

Next layer was embossed using the Stampin' Up embossing folder from Sizzix, Decorative Dots. I made this as a separate panel because embossing tends to stretch the paper, so trimmed to size and added to a panel. Then removed it from panel as a lot of cat fur appeared. Stuck it to new panel. Removed  fur and started again. Finally got rid of the cat fur and was pleasantly pleased!
 (This isn't stuck down yet - just placing at the mo!) Still getting rid of cat fur :-(

Ooh! Did I tell you I added a bit of ribbon down one side

 The Medallion is from the 'Everything Eleanor' Stamp set from Stampin' Up. I stamped the medallion in pistachio pudding and the sentiment in Dusty Concord DI on top of the Pistachio Pudding Pannel (I have absolutely no idea where the 'Happy Anniversary' stamp came from. Mum got it for me ages ago!
 Added a few Petite Petals...
 But this is one very forlorn flower who didn't make it to this final cut! She will appear! Watch this space!
 Very happy with my finished card!
Especially with the pearls


  1. Oh that's pretty, love the subtle swirls. So not you!

  2. Didn't you know? cat fur is mandatory on everything you produce... great card lovey xx

  3. Prettiest card you've made. Love it! xxx

  4. Definitely not my ususal style!! I love it!


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