I cant believe that half a year has nearly gone, is today really the last day of June I'd better get thinking about Christmas!?! lol
Today is another of my cards made from the dies I bought and admitting to sinning with last Sunday lol This is the Sue Wilson Italian Collection Tuscany die. When I received this the very first thought in my mind was how lovely the detail would look cut and sanded in Core'dinations card stock. I know that not everyone is a fan of this card however when simply cut and sanded it can look so effective!
All I did to create this card was cut all three of the dies in the set in one go with a sheet of lilac core'dinations card. I then sanded each piece, including the wastes that the dies were cut from. I then mounted these, with foam tape, between layers of cream card using the waste piece as a background.
I then ran a strip of deep purple ribbon , not as dark as it looks in real life, across and under the layers and added a piece of lilac tulle, a purple bow, a couple of hatpins and a jewelled heart to add some balance.
This was then mounted onto a hand cut 18 x 18 cm lilac card blank and finished.
Sue Wilson Tuscany Die
Lilac Core'dinations Card
Ribbon etc from stash
I have added a close up of the embossing and sanding to show the beautiful detail on this die.
Quite a few of my wonderful blog friends have asked for a few updates on packing etc so here goes. I have now fully packed and have only left out the barest of craft essentials that are needed to keep me crafting in a small way. I will be taking these with me in the car as we are driving back to the UK however the date has slipped and is now leaving around the 19th July. The reason for the change is that Mr Next Doors work trip to america was moved and so he needs more work time before he can fly out to do the drive with me! The boxes will be travelling back next week or so and there is about 4 square meters (which is more than it sounds especially as more than half of it is craft stuff!)
Christmas - I have made some early Christmas projects which will go live the week of the move, similar to the Christmas in August I ran last week, hopefully for those who asked, this will give time to get started on some Christmas projects.
Pearls - Yes sorry Val i did buy all the available stick on pearls in the local Chinese! I also bought a few reels of ribbon as well!