a little bit of sentiment

I’m popping in this evening to show you the card I have just finished – this card uses one of  the freebie indigo Blu stamps from Simply Cards and Papercraft issue 123 which I purchased today in town.

Other ingredients ;
Spellbinders lacy circle die
sizzix circle #2 die
papermania bexley black capsule papers 
Annamarie Designs blueprint papers
Annamarie designs pearlescent card
green half pearls
Branches 1 SVG file cuts from Birds Cards
Flowers from Samaflora ( blossom, tiny rose, stemmed rose, pearl cenre rolled rose)
Tim Holtz distress ink – Broken China
Heat it up! embossing powder – blue glass
Black Ribbon
6 inch square card blank also from Annamarie Designs
to make this card I stamped the sentiment in clear embossing ink onto stamping card and heat embossed using heat it up powder, I then cut out on my Big Shot using one of the circles #2 dies, and inked around the edge. I matted onto a spellbinders lacy circle cut out of pearlescent cardstock.
I assembled the card base by matting a 14 cm square dotted paper which i had pre distressed with a paper distresser and inked in broken china ink onto a 14.3cm square blue paper, and attaching a black ribbon strip down the centre. This was all attached to the card blank.
I attached the matted sentiment on top of the ribbon , just under half way down the card, centrally.
I then laid out my branches and flowers and took a photograph once I was happy to refer to, and stuck them down with silicone glue, round the bottom left edge of the circle, making sure the sentiment could still be seen clearly. 
To finish up, I added a hand tied ribbon bow to the top, and four green half pearls at the corners.
I hope you love it- The sentiment of this stamp I think is beautiful, and I love how the flowers look around it. 

I would like to enter this card in :
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/ ATG
http://ditziedigidesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ ATG
http://lauralcraft.weebly.com/dragonfly-dreams-challenge how does your garden grow
http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/ embossing
http://kitandclowder.ning.com/may-challenge flowers
http://papercreatorscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ flowers and bows
http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.co.uk/ use a die
http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.co.uk/ flowers
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ ATG – punches or dies
http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.co.uk/ a bouquet of flowers
http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ ATG
http://craftcreatoins.blogspot.co.uk/p/new-challenge.html ATG
http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ ATG
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.uk/ flourish

About rachel Gillham

I'm a twenty something mad cat lady, with a rescue cat and a passion for all things crafting... You can often find me tinkering with one or other of my machines, making cards, vinyl decals for items, or doodling quietly.

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