Friday, 12 December 2014
Lots of blue...
I thought I would show a blue card today as it seems an age since I shared one of my creations in one of my favourite colours! Today's card is from my Show on Create and Craft In November which is over a month ago and yet feels like yesterday! I will be back on Create and Craft on January the 6th with a selection of new Dies form Couture creations so I am manically making samples at the moment (thankfully we did most of our Christmas Shopping on Holiday in November)
Today's card uses a selection of Techniques and Dies that I love, form the Craft Die range by Creative Expressions, designed by Sue Wilson. For the show I got to choose my selection of favourites form the whole range and as a lover of Ovals and Filigree I selected my first set form the Austrian Collection of course.
I started by inking through a that special touch mask using perfect medium onto pale blue card then embossed the perfect medium'd section with Cosmic Shimmer detail silver embossing powder. Next I die cut an oval form the centre of this panel and foam mounted a silver frame cut from the Salzburg set on top, studded with Cosmic Shimmer ivory PVA.
This piece was mounted onto a square of pale blue onto which I had stamped the sentiment and dragged with broken china and chipped sapphire distress ink to give a faded look.
The background is made from cutting the Austrian collection border 4 times from vintage silver foundation card and overlapping them around a square to make a frame. Again I added dots of the PVA to highlight the piece.
Finally I made the flowers using the Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Classic die with the filigree section in. I die cut each of the two larger sizes from a sheet of the blue card onto which I had added different colours of distress ink using Chipped sapphire, broken china and Milled lavender. The piece of card looks so messy before you die cut the flowers however once cut it gives beautiful shaded flowers and foliage (I used the same technique for the new Ivy Die a couple of weeks ago as suggested to me by Sue) A very messy bow in white and blue seam binding and finished.
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson design Dies
Austrian Collection Corners, Borders and Tags
Austrian Salzburg Die set
That Special Touch Mask, Counterpane
Cosmic Shimmer - Ivory PVA, Detail silver embossing powder
Distress Inks - as listed above
Blue & Vintage Silver foundation card