Well, the weekend isn't over yet and I've managed to squeeze in another card and combine a few more challenges!
This card took ages to make, the main reason being that I scrapped the first one! I used some ribbon on my first attempt but it just wasn't working so I managed to salvage a few bits and started again.
Here's the new and complete version! Apologies for the dark photography, I was losing a bit of the daylight but wanted to take the pics without artificial light.
The blooms and leaves are from a two-step stamp set. I stamped the first step of the flowers and leaves in coloured ink. I gave this a quick zap with the heat gun to make sure it was dry before stamping the second step with VersaMark, and then heated using some white embossing powder. These were then die cut with their co-ordinating dies. Next I stamped the sentiment on a die cut rectangle, cut from the same cardstock as the card base. Then came the fiddly bit! I put some large glue dots on the reverse of the panel and then gradually coiled some jute twine around using the glue dots to hold it in place as I went. I've no idea if there's an easier way but this works for me as glue stops the twine from shifting. I then attached the panel to the card base with some 3D foam before organising and layering up the flowers and leaves. A few sequins were then scattered around to finish the card.
- Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Bridal Bouquet and Paired Up
- Ink: Versa Color - Cinnamon and Sage; Versafine - Onyx Black
- Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up - White
- Dies: Clearly Besotted - Bridal Bouquet; Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Rectangles Large
- Sequins: Doodlebug
- Jute twine from stash
CASology - Week 99 - Anniversary
Clearly Besotted Challenge #12 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #99 - CAS
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Say it with Flowers
Crafty Creations - Challenge #265 - Tic Tac Toe (I used the top row)
That's all for this weekend now folks. Thanks so much for visiting and for your lovely comments over the last couple of days, it really is appreciated. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and I hope to see you again very soon.