Monday, 4 November 2013

A Wonderful Shoe!

This card uses another of my favourite stamp sets from Creative Expressions, called Sole Creations. It has lots of lovely shoe designs plus a handful of sentiments.

Please ignore the black background (I forget to take a photo before the card was stuck on a black display board!). It is actually a white card base and I have then added some of the Foundations Double Sided A4 papers that Creative Expressions distribute. This one is called Dot & Dash, which has small polka dots on one side and then a colour coordinated striped pattern on the other side. I have also used the Foundations Shades Double Sided A4 papers. These have a lighter shade on one side and a darker shade on the other side but, again, have been designed to coordinate colour-wise with all of the other designs in the range. This removes the difficulty of trying to find papers for a project which "match".

The shoe image I chose was stamped onto Coconut White card and heat embossed using Cosmic Shimmer Detail Black Embossing Powder. The sentiment was stamped in the same way. I then coloured in the image using Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks.

The dies I used to cut out the card toppers were from the Spellbinders A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader set.

I used London Tan coloured American Seam Binding to thread through the die cuts and then used this and Chalk White American Seam Binding to tie the bow.

The bow was finished off with a Fancy Pearl Embellishment from Creative Expressions.

Happy crafting!


  1. Stunning, I love these stamps. Your design is fabulous and I love the papers and a beautiful bow too.

    Linda xxx

  2. Good morning Tracey,
    What a beautiful card you have made for us today in such lovely colours. I like how you do just fine matts and layers that just give that hint of another colour without taking over the beautiful work on the front of the card. These dies definitely look better cut and added to with the ribbon to let you see it to its fullest advantage,
    Thank you Tracey,
    Love and crafty hugs

  3. I Love this Tracey, the colour and the ribbon ,its so pretty xx