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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Just a note....

Good Morning Everyone

It's now stopped raining and the sun is shining! :-)

This is another one of my sample cards from my shows on Create & Craft....

This is what I used:
Kraft 8x8 Card Blank
Cream Card
Kraft Card 
Sentimentally Yours Circle Frame & Flourish Collection A5 Stamp Set
Sentimentally Yours Damask Background and Damask Borders & Icons A6 Stamp Sets
Cosmic Shimmer Ivory Pearl PVA
Medium Dazzlers
Sue Wilson A4 Quilted Flower Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Gold Labels Dies
Brown Ribbon

This is what I did:
I won't rattle on about matting and layering as you can see what I did from the photo...
The second layer is cream card and I have stamped a random (ish) pattern using the largest and smallest of the Damask Icon stamps,.. the smaller has been stamped as a second generation (lighter tone of the same ink)
The third layer is kraft card and I have used the Ivory Pearl pva to create faux pearls all the way around.
The fourth layer cream card and I have stamped the damask background stamp in the centres, just enough to show through the aperture :-).
The fifth layer is kraft card, embossed using the quilted flower embossing folder. I have also cut an aperture in this using the gold labels dies. (Aperture was cut first)
I then die cut a layer in kraft card and a layer in cream card, stamped the sentiment onto the cream card.
I also used autumn bronze gilding wax around the edges (gives a beautiful pearlescent sheen!)
All edges were distressed, apart from the actual card and the kraft and cream layer :-)
The layers are difficult to see on the photo, but I have created dimension using foam pads.
I finished off with my signature upside down triple bow in brown ribbon.
Popped a medium dazzler in the centre and job done.. easy peasy :-) 
TOP TIP - Save time and do the faux pearls with the pva beforehand, to give them time to set properly.

You'll find most of the products I used on my show on my website here.. 

You'll find the full range of Polished Silk Glitters here..

Hope you like it!


  1. This is yet another beautiful card Phill you do inspire me I just wished I lived close by your shop to come to workshops but I would have too far to travel x

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  3. This is yet another beautiful card Phill you do inspire me I just wished I lived close by your shop to come to workshops but I would have too far to travel x

  4. Fabulous and so were your shows! x

  5. A lovely card phill I too wish I could visit your shop and come to workshops I live in Warrington too far away but I am looking forward to a big craft show coming to Bolton on 31st may I went to the one in Doncaster last year so pleased it's coming north thank you phill love June xxxx

  6. Hi Phil. Great card, I love the colours you have used. I am off to have a good look at your blog and website as this is my first visit, I don't know why I haven't found it before as I love your style of crafting and also love watching you on C & C -you and Dean make a brilliant double act : ) Take care.

  7. Hello Phill
    Love the Ribbon under the Tag.
    Looking forward to seeing you on C/craft again.....I hope its with Dean you two make me laugh out loud, and as I'm by myself that's good!
    Love Marg