Firstly I would like to say thank you so much for all the Birthday wishes you all sent on Tuesday, I'm sorry I couldn't say that yesterday however Mr Next Door surprised me with a birthday trip to London, dinner and tickets to see Wicked! I have to say it was Wicked! lol
Now today's card is a little bright, I am sure everyone knows my love of al shade of blue however as much as I love this cobalt I teamed it with black to tone it down a little. I have also made a version of this card in the same cobalt however this time with ivory which calms it as well. I made this card to showcase the stamps to die for stamps that match the Austrian Collection dies from Sue Wilson. This one is the Floral paradise rubber stamp.
I stared by stamping the image in archival black ink onto the Cobalt card and cut it out using the largest die from the Salzburg die set. I then added ranger glossy accents to the flowers and foliage to give depth to what is, essentially, basic stamping. This has given the piece a lovely shine and really shows the beautiful detail on the stamp.
To balance the image and colour I then die cut the largest filigree section die from the Vienna set in black then cut the same shoe, using the outline only, in the blue. Next I cut the Austrian collection background in black and foam mounted this onto a slightly larger mat of the blue. I then foam mounted each piece onto this base to create the layers however I added a drip of black and a matching cobalt ribbon across the front before I added the stamped image.
To make the finished card I simply made an embossed layer, using the CE Pinpoint Floral Brocade A4 embossing folder and a pierced layer having finally managed to replace my piercing ruler as every time I went to order one they sold out!
Finally I added some ivory PVA glue dots to highlight the detail in the die cuts and a messy bow, hatpin and pearl dazzler.
Sue Wilson's dies
Floral Paradise stamp to die for
Cobalt and Black foundation card
Ivory PVA glue, Hatpins & Dazzler all CE
CE Pinpoint Floral Brocade Embossing Folder
To answer a couple of questions form yesterday there will be a tutorial sheet for the card and box however it will be a while as it has been created for the Creative Expressions design team and will be available née it is real eased on there. Secondly Karen I use a size 10A scalpel, available from art shops!