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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

TRIO OF BLOOMS

Good Morning people of Blogland,back again with another card. Hope you are well, happy and enjoying this fabulous weather we are having.  The last 2 summers have been fantastic really.  With that in mind I thought I'd blog a summery floral corsage card.  It is actually one of my closest friends birthday card.  She was really happy with it, and so am I. This card involves stamping, heat embossing and die cutting.  The finished size is A5.



MATERIALS REQUIRED

LILAC CENTURA PEARL CARD
SILVER HOLOGRAPHIC CARD
DOUBLE SIDED SHEET
CENTURA PEARL SNOW WHITE CARD
PINK SHIMMER PAPER
SUE WILSON LEAVES DIE (CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS)
ORNATE SQUARES DIE (SPELLBINDERS)
GREEN CARD
VINTAGE FLORAL EMBOSSING FOLD (CRAFTER'S COMPANION)
EMBELLISHMENT BLING AND RIBBON
CHLOE'S FLORAL STAMPS LARGE AND SMALL
BRILLIANCE ORCHID INK
IRIDESCENT GLITTER
SAN TROPEZ SANDS EMBOSSING POWDER (WOW)
PERFECT MEDIUM CLEAR INK
SMALL LABEL DIE (CRAFTER'S COMPANION DIE'SIRE)
RANGERS PEARL GLUE


Cut a base for your card from the Lilac Centura Pearl to measure A5. 
Keeping a 1cm border around the lilac card layer with silver holographic card
Emboss the snow white centura pearl using the vintage floral rose folder. Ink around the edge with the Orchid ink and layer leaving a fine holographic border
Die Cut 2 Holographic Ornate Squares, Cover a piece of white card with the double sided sheet and die cut a single square (this may take a few turns through the Grand Calibre due to the added thickness)
Once cut, peel off and cover with iridescent glitter. Burnish the glitter into the square with your fingers
Stamp the pink shimmer paper with both sizes of flower using perfect medium.  As its clear, I find it easy to cover each stamp with embossing powder to enable you to see where you have stamped.  Fill the A4 sheet with the two sizes of flowers. Heat until the powder melts and the bling shows through.
Cut out and curl the flower shapes and build into a larger  full bloom and two small smaller blooms
Attach all the die cuts together layering the white glittered square in the centre of the two holographic die cuts
Die cut 2 sets of the Sue Wilson leaves, 
Arrange the 2 smaller flowers either side of the large bloom, decorate the leaves and ribbon around and secure under the blooms.  Finish the flowers with bling in the centre.  I used hobby house topaz range. 
Attach a small label with the sentiment required.
Finish using Ranger Lilac Pearl glue around the frame to complete a pearl border.

That's all for today folks.  Thank you so much for your time visiting my blog I appreciate your time and energy.  Please feel free to leave any comment, good or bad.  I appreciate all feedback.  So for now, Take Care, Keep Smiling and be happy people.

Lots of love and crafty hugs
Jo
xxx