Friday, 29 April 2011

Something patriotic to celebrate

I get to meet a new member of our team on Sunday and so I wanted to make a card to welcome her. (If you'd like to join our team too then please click on the link at the top or here for more details).

Today's big event inspired my colour combo ;-)

I'm not sure whether Chrissi reads my blog so I hope I don't spoil any surprise for her. Then again, I'm making a little gift to match and I'll save blogging that until after we meet.

The little tag is actually a Welcome, Baby sentiment from the new Level 2 hostess set, Something to Celebrate (email me to find out how to get this set for free) but by justing inking the first word with a marker it became perfect for my card.

Stamp set: Something to Celebrate
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Pacific Point
Ink: Real Red, Pacific Point
DSP: Blueberry Crisp, Play Date
Punches: Eyelet Border, Modern Label
Satin Ribbon: Real Red
Bigz L Die: Fun Flowers
Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots
Other: Designer Buttons, Basic Pearls

The card blank is an A6 landscape of Real Red. A mat of Whisper White was punched along the very bottom with the Eyelet Border, embossed on the top half with the Perfect Polka Dots and covered with a strip of Blueberry Crisp DSP. Sticky strip was laid all along the join at the middle and Real Red Satin Ribbon gathered and pleated along it for an easy ruffled ribbon. These layers were adhered direct to the card front. Using the Fun Flowers Die I cut the large and small flowers from Blueberry Crisp and the middle one from Play Date. The edges of the flowers were sponged with the matching ink. The sentiment was stamped in Pacific Point ink onto Whisper White card, punched out with the Modern Label and adhered directly behind the smallest flower. Dimensionals were used between all of the petals layers and to pop the flower on the front of the card. A sliver of Pacific Point card was threaded through a Real Red button and the ends curled around the point of a paper piercer. Glue dots were used to adhere it to the centre of the flower. Finally a little pearl was added to the end of the label.

It's a bit grey and threatening here. Hope the weather picks up soon.

Have a great long weekend.

Sara xx


Jan said...

These look fab but are stunning in real life. So clever! Jan x

Posh Tags & Tickets said...

Stunning card Sara love the RWB combo
Thank you for the inspiration
Love Posh x