Hello everyone, hope you've enjoyed the start of the bank holiday weekend. The weather is going to pick up.......I hope :)
We've not much planned however....(might sneak a bit of crafting in though, if Alan wants to potter in the garage)
I've had a busy day cardmaking, and really enjoyed doing the card below....it did take a long time, ( I started it yesterday ) so couldn't make these to sell at craft fairs and I don't think my customers would understand the idea of it really.
I'm not sure this creation would be classed as 'shabby chic' or just 'over the top' , maybe you could enlighten me :)
I've used a lot of new stamps here, from LOTV, and Inkylicious......all the stamped images were heat embossed with Cosmic Shimmer embossing powders (my favourites) , the leaf flourish is from Marianne dies. I've also used some gorgeous 'wire' ribbon, which stays in place when ruched, a scrap of crochet lace, and some freshwater pearls from my jewellery making supplies. The small Spellbinder hearts were cut from.........wait for it.......a tomato puree tube!!
I cut the top and bottom off an empty tube, then sliced up the side and opened it out....very carefully!
I then laid the piece of tin on a tea-towel and rolled it, with a rolling pin. ( it's the only thing my rolling pin gets used for ! )The finished product goes through the die-cutter fabulously, with all make of dies, the only problem being that we can't use tomato puree quick enough to keep up with my demand!
Why not give it a try?
Hope you've enjoyed looking tonight, please leave a comment if you have.
Back tomorrow xx