Friday, 13 July 2012

Blue Birthday Blooms Shaped Edge Card

I really like cards with shaped edges and the SU! Edgelit dies are fab for that - using the matching embossing folder to add the embossed detail is such a lovely finishing touch too!  I made the A6 base card with Night of Navy CS, die cut and embossed the edge and glued a strip of Pool Party CS to the back panel of the inside of the card.  I stamped a flower from the Mixed Bunch set three times - twice with Night of Navy ink onto Pool Party CS and once with Pool Party ink on white CS.  I punched the blooms out and popped them up on the card.  I made my own dimensional embellies for the flower centres by punching 3/4" CS circles.  I glued three circles together to form a stack and then applied Crystal Effects to get a raised glossy look.  I then added sparkly jewels to the centre.  I stamped the sentiment, cut it in half, glued it to the card and added more jewels around the words to finish off the front.

Here's the inside and the envelope decorated with stamped and punched shapes.  What a lovely combo Pool Party and Night of Navy makes together with crisp white!

We had a day out in London yesterday soaking up some culture - and getting soaking wet in the rain!  We saw the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art and then saw the BP Portrait Award 2012 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.  We were absolutely blown away by some works we saw and, quite frankly bemused beyond belief, at some others!  It made for a very interesting and amusing time anyway! Our tickets to the RA show included afternoon tea in the restaurant - it was delicious and included a glass of Pimms - lovely!  The Royal Academy is directly opposite to Fortnum and Mason so we popped in there for a spot of light shopping - couldn't afford more than that LOL!  We looked at some greetings cards while we were in there - £12.95 each - thud!  The portrait exhibition was brilliant, unbelievable talent on display and entry is free - couldn't be better!

Stamps: SU! Mixed Bunch & Curly Cute sets
CS: SU! Night of Navy, Pool Party & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Night of Navy & Pool Party
Tools: SU! Blossom, 3/4" & 1" circle punches, SU! Adorning Accents Edgelit die & matching embossing folder
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Crystal Effects, jewel rhinestones, 3d foam pads



Mynnette said...

This is so pretty, Ruth!!! I am LOVING all the shiny rhinestones!!! Fabulous card--LOVE how you made the centers of your flowers! :)

Margaret said...

Love all of the beautiful shades of blue on this! The centers are wonderful too -great idea!! As always, the inside and envelope are as pretty as the front!