Thursday, 14 March 2013

Cup Of Tea?

Hello my blogger friends
This is a card I made up for my neighbour Julie who shares her birthday with our lovely Layton
I think no matter what a card is shades of purple will always be happily accepted
Despite us being neighbours since 1995 I still don't know what kind of things she is in to – we spend hours chatting through the summer while I am in the garden but never really talk about ourselves
Anyway I'm sure she will have liked the card
The sheet is from and is called Ice Tea, it was designed by Gillian Hutchinson
So materials for this card I used ….
Heat mat to work on and protect your surface – I always use it...
white scalloped 8x8 card
Printed sheet
purple embossed card
lilac card
spotty ribbon and gem set gold ribbon slider
lilac organza ribbon
tiny gems
Sticky pads
Eazi Score Board & tool
Tonic 8” guillotine
Shaping tool from
Foam shaping mat – stamping mat or even a mouse mat
To make the card …
The 8x8 card was folded and a bone folder run along the crease to sharpen it.
The lilac card was trimmed so it fitted inside the scalloped edges, it was put in place with double sided tape.
The main image was cut from the sheet and matted onto a piece of purple card that had been embossed using a mask through the grand calibur.
This was trimmed and then stuck to the top left corner of the card.
I used a length of purple with white spots ribbon, slotted it through a pretty gem set ribbon slider then secured the ends under the lilac card.
The lilac organza ribbon was tied into a small neat bow with the tails left long – I stuck it to the top right hand corner with the tails draping the side of the card.
The decoupage was all cut out and fixed in place using tiny sticky pads.
The sentiment was matted onto a scrap of purple card them attached over the ribbon at the bottom of the card.
Small lilac AB gems were used to decorate the card on the corners of the purple car the 3 down the top right hand corner
2 tiny gems were stuck onto the sentiment panel.
A quickie glue pen highlighted sections of the card, mainly the butterflies – and then glamour dust was sprinkled all over.
This is another of those cards that can be made up on a square 6x6 card or added to a larger card and still look good.
It was lovely to make – the decoupage was pretty easy to cut out even for newer crafters.
Its a sheet I will use time and again I'm sure
Catch you again tomorrow – same place folks

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