Friday, 9 May 2014
Ribbon, Lace & Gems
Well I am still far from sharing daily but I think it’s getting better don’t you agree?
Today I am sharing a book type card that I want to enter into the CD Sunday challenge blog under the theme Ribbon, Lace & gems.
To start the card I used 2 A5 card blanks and stuck them together to form the book card.
I used Sharon Duncan Embossilibilty Elegant to print off 5 different backing papers and then Kanban Seasons to print 2 sheets which were used for verses.
The other cd I used was Katy Sue Fabulous Fashion and I printed the Hat decoupage, the Dress decoupage and then the hat & dress decoupage together
I started the book by adding a different embossed paper to the front, opened the book and a sheet to the 3 inside pieces and then once the right hand flap was closed I put the last paper onto there,
I made up the 3 decoupage sheets and added the hat & dress topper to the centre panel, then the hat decoupage to the left and the dress decoupage to the left.
Then I printed my 2 favourite verses onto my 2 Kanban papers in brown ink, I trimmed them down and when I was happy with the size I used a Martha Stewart decorative border punch down both long sides, which left the pretty printed design showing along the top and bottom.
Both pieces were then stuck to the card, the main verse to the card front then as the card is opened it shows the back of the right hand side and that was where the 2nd verse was placed.
The theme of the challenge was ribbon, lace and gems so on the front of the card I used a lovely big bow in one corner and a beautiful and delicate lace butterfly in the bottom left corner.
Opening the book to the other verse I placed another of the lace butterflies to the top left of the card.
And that left the gems – so I used some unusual pink epoxy glittered blobs – don’t really know how to describe them sorry – anyway they went in the corners of the centre page and I popped one on the hat too
Along the same lines I had a bigger red epoxy blob that I popped onto the decorative band of the hat.
Lastly I used some 7mm clear AB gems in the shaped corners of the 2 decoupage panels to finish.
I have only just finished the card so the verse sheets are still in the drying stage as I use Cosmic Shimmer glues to hold them so the photo shows the glue lines – I know it will dry perfectly!!!
As yet I haven’t decided how I will fasten the card but will most likely wrap a wide organza ribbon around it with a lovely floppy bow at the front...
I hope you like my book card – I have so enjoyed making it, and will get lots of pleasure when I send it out
See you again soon...