Thursday 15 August 2013

Blush Card and Micro Bead Flowers

I can't believe how the weeks fly by, so apologies for not blogging recently. Today's card features the blush coloured card chosen by Sue Wilson at Creative Expressions and the popular Tied Together embossing folder. The blush card has been used for the spiral flowers, the oval shaped layer and the base layer of the card. All other elements on the card were made using coconut white card.

I rounded the corners of the base layer of blush card, using a punch. The next layer also had the corners rounded. I used a piercing ruler and a piercing tool along the four sides. The third layer started off as a piece of coconut white card, again, with the corners rounded. I then repeat stamped this card using a stamp from the Creative Expressions "Valentine Set 2" stamp plate and a Tattered Rose Distress Ink pad. I then blended the Distress Ink around the edges.

I embossed a piece of blush card using the Couture Creations Tied Together embossing folder and then die cut this using a plain oval die from the Spellbinders Grand Ovals set. The decorative frame was cut from the same blush card, using a die from the Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals One set and a smaller sized die from the Grand Ovals set. I cut an assortment of small flowers from coconut white card using the Spellbinders Cherry Blossom die set and inked through the dies using the Tattered Rose Distress Ink pad. These were then glued onto the embossed card, as shown. 

The two sprays of leaves were die cut using the Spellbinders Foliage die set and then I inked through the die with the Tattered Rose Distress Ink. The leaves were then stamped using the same stamp used on the background. 

The flowers were made using the Spellbinders Spiral Blossom Four die. Double sided adhesive sheet was attached to some blush card before the flowers were die cut. The backing was then removed and micro beads were added to the adhesive. The flowers were then rolled, as usual, and secured with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear glue.

The sentiment was stamped onto coconut white card using a black archival ink pad. This was then die cut using Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five die set and I inked through the die, using the Tattered Rose Distress Ink pad.

The bow was tied using American Seam Binding in rose petal and flesh, finished off with a pink dazzler.

Now for some exciting news from Creative Expressions . . . . 

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We are currently looking to recruit new passionate crafters to join our 2013/14 Creative Expressions Design Team (CEDT) to make fabulous projects using our products and rubber stamp designs!

What’s in it for you?

There are some fantastic benefits to being a member of the Creative Expressions Design Team! As a member, you will:-
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The closing date for entries is Friday, 6
 September 2013 at 5pm GMT.

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  1. Lovely work Tracey, really elegant
    P x

  2. Hi Tracey this is a lovely card and the colours are lovely and soft, I like how you've embossed the oval die cut I really must do that more as it looks really good. Love Lesley x

  3. Fabulous card Tracey, so soft and elegant xxx

  4. Gorgeous card Tracey, love the background and the beautiful flowers.

    Linda xxx

  5. O that it a beautiful card will have to try these beads they look fantastic xxx

  6. An elegant and beautiful card.
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT