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Friday, 15 April 2011

Beautiful Big Shot...Beautiful new camera...Beautiful Wings

Hello!

What an exciting day I had yesterday!  The UPS man delivered a HUGE box filled with my new Big Shot and all the goodies to go with it.  Then my new camera arrived and I've been figuring that out.  Hopefully I should be able to get some better pictures on the blog now.

So, my first card with the Big Shot is a birthday card for one of my best friends, Liz.  She's part of my small group at Church and has been so wonderful to me.  She hates bright colours and loves neutrals, so this is what I made for her.  This was inspired by fabulous US demo Dawn Griffiths.



I've used Stampin' Up's Cardstock vellum for the butterflies, and it cut and embossed beautifully, giving such a delicate effect.  I also embossed the very vanilla layer with the perfect polka dots embossing folder, and for even more texture, I've added ruffled seam binding (love it!  It's silky, like parachute material).


Here you can see that I've only adhered the butterflies in the centre, so that their wings "flutter", and I've embellished them with basic pearls.  I've finished off with elegant striped DSP, a punched border and a lovely sentiment from the new Level 2 hostess set, Something to Celebrate, which is BRILLIANT, because it has a sentiment for pretty much all occasions.


Ingredients: (all Stampin' Up, unless otherwise stated)

Stamps: Something to Celebrate (Mini catalogue, hostess level 2 set)
Ink: Chocolate chip classic
Cardstock:  Crumb cake, very vanilla, white cardstock vellum
Paper: Neutrals patterns DSP stack (crumb cake)
Tools: Big Shot, beautiful wings embosslit, perfect polka dots embossing folder, scallop trim border punch
Embellishments:  Crumb cake seam binding, basic pearls


This was my second attempt at a card for Liz....this is the first, but I wasn't happy with it, as I didn't feel it suited her...I'll have to find someone else to give this one to!



Ingredients: (all Stampin' Up, unless otherwise stated)

Stamps: Something to Celebrate (Mini catalogue, hostess level 2 set)
Ink: Rose red classic
Cardstock:  Crumb cake, very vanilla, white cardstock vellum
Paper: Springtime Vintage
Tools: Big Shot, beautiful wings embosslit, perfect polka dots embossing folder, scallop trim border punch
Embellishments:  Very vanilla taffeta ribbon, basic pearls

Thanks for stopping by, and back soon with some more projects from my huge box of mini catalogue goodies!

Allie x


3 comments:

karyn said...

lovely cards hun, am sure you're having fun with all your goodies...am sooo jealous, roll on payday for mine, take care xx

Ciara said...

Allie, this is beautiful! All that lovely texture :-)

nicky said...

Beautiful, really beautiful X