Saturday, 13 December 2014
Too Good to Waste...
As it nears the end of the year then I am slightly changing my days and something Different saturday is being retired until next year. I have loads of new features planned for January 2015 onwards and so will be moving days round and adding new features.
That said today, and every saturday for the next couple of weeks, will feature a card or project until next years changes. I know for the last couple of years I have heavily featured Christmas Projects In december but a great number of them were too late for people to try and with all the dramatic changes in my life over the last six months time just simply has not been my friend!
Bak to toady and a simple card that, again, uses scrap pieces form another project this time the workshop project for january. The whole card is based on the waste piece that I had left over from cutting the leaves for the front. When I am cutting a specific die, especially when it is form an expensive piece of paper or one I have spent time prepping beforehand, I always look at the pice I am cutting bit from to see if I can either cut lots form the piece thus saving card, or whether it is worth centralising the die to make the most of the scrap piece.
For my workshop pice I wanted the foliage in silver gilding to match the gilded panel at the back and a few weeks ago Sue mentioned that she had received a tip that it was better to gild a piece of card then cut the die as it makes it easier to handle. I therefore gilded a small(ish) piece and cut the leaves form the centre. This acme the basis of today's card when I mounted this over a piece of Navy card form my stash I got a lovely shaded branch in relief.
I grabbed a double bow that was sitting on my desk, made during November workshop to try out this stunning stain centered ribbon from Creative Expressions in platinum and added it to the front.
The reminder of the card is pretty simple to put together I embossed a further piece of the navy card using the Creative Expressions A4 pinpoint embossing folder rows of bows and rubbed platinum gilding wax over the raised surface. A strip of the ribbon and a few layers of silver and blue, with foam tape added for dimension of course, and finished.
A quick polish of the gilding wax and the gilded piece was required to bring out the shine (hopefully visible on the photo here) and the card really shone!
Am away visiting my Father in Spain so shorter post for the next few days! x