Happy Christmas Friday,
strange title I think for today however there is a reason, both Sue and myself get emails form our American followers asking for smaller cards than we do. I am a fan, as I am sure you know by now, of larger cards however our American friends like them on the smaller size. Therefore I thought it would be good to show 2 versions of this card, one sized for the U.S. and one for us here in the U.K. and Europe. I wanted to show that a large card can be finished simpler to make it smaller and cuter. There is also another reason as not everyone likes large bows so by making the card smaller you cant put a large bow on it.
The first version is the smaller card which I have used as a header on the larger card below.my usual larger card. I started by cutting Sue's Peace die in vintage gold foundation card however I discard the die cut itself and used the waste. I left the waste pieces in the die along with the piece I cut it from. I stuck the pieces down to a sheet of coconut card using a double sided adhesive sheet. I then filled the gaps, what would originally of been the die cut with Iced snow. Once complete I hand cut the sheet into the size you see. The strange thing of this card is that when you hold it close to you it is hard to read the Peace, holding it at a distance shows the word perfectly, its such a shame you can't see it in real life to get this!
I mounted the die cut onto another piece of the vintage gold that I had covered, again using a Double sided adhesive sheet, with iced snow. A few interspersing layers of the white and gold and he simple card finished.
Moving to the larger card All i effectively added was a large piece of vintage gold embossed with the CE Nordic Trees A4 embossing folder. This was added to the back and was mounted in white before being finished with a thin layer of gold again.
Fibally I added a large bow made with gold silk crush ribbon, and a white pearl dazzler (large of course)
Sue Wilson Peace Die
CE Nordic Trees A4 Embossing Folder
Vintage Gold & Coconut White Foundation Card
Gold Silky Crush Ribbon