Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Yay - My first project done specifically for posting...

Not sure if this is going to come out properly, but just because I wanted to see if I could, I have done a project specifically to post on here. My husband has been out and purchased a replacement camera (I bet the other one turns up now), and I've taken pics of the project in stages - again, something I've never done before.

Well here goes - step by step:

1 - Took a basic white hammered card blank 6 x 6 bought recently from create and craft.
2 - Cut a piece of pink cardstock (bought from PaperMill Shop) and trimmed to 4 x 4 (ish) and embossed using the swiss dots embossing folder.
3 - Mounted pink card on card blank using wet glue (I don't normally use wet glue - I prefer double sided tape or tape roller

4 - Took a lighter piece of card stock and trimmed to approx 4 x 4, then embossed using the Victorian embossing folder
5 - took a pink pigment ink pad and swept it over the embossed piece of card (vibrance ink pad)
6 - popped a length of green gross grain ribbon cross the embossed card (from the Smirk range bought from the Papermill shop) and secured round the back with double sided tape



7 - Mounted this on the card blank with wet glue
8 - I then decoupaged the flowers you can see in the image above (called build a blossom)- these were free downloads from Jak Heath's blog 'Crafters Kitchen' - (visit her blog to download) - you will also find a sheet of the leaves here too
9 - I cut down all the petals to give extra dimention


a side view to show the dimension (sorry for the quality of the photo)


10 - added a scalloped oval sentiment mat (cut with my silhouette) - two sizes, one made in to a frame, which I swept with the pink pigmank ink pad (as before)
11 - added glass beads to the middle of the flower, and three gems to the bottom right handside of the card and TADA! My finished project:

I haven't decided what sentiment to include yet so it's blank for now.

The scalloped ovals were done yesterday - I did a few sheets in black and white, making some of them into frames all different sizes so I could layer them when I want.  I also did some circles and squares and a few days ago, did some in silver and gold mirri board - just in case... I did loads of white so that I could colour them to match my project.

Anyway, after all that, it took me more time to blog this than it did to make the project - but then, I am still a blogger apprentice!!!!

Thanks for looking - please leave a comment - constructive criticism very welcome!!!


  1. This is super and had to laugh about taking longer to blog it. Welcome to blogland too. your blog looks great. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

  2. Beautiful work!! Wow, I'm so glad you posted your steps, I appreciate you take time to texture the paper yourself, wow! (fab scents for your dwelling!)


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