Hi everyone. I hope you are having a better week than me. I've been really ill and not at work. Spending most of my time quite pathetically either in bed or on the sofa. But i'm actually feeling quite a bit better so hoping to be back to work tomorrow.
As a result of being housebound for the last four days i have several cards (and mini catalogues) that i have to pop in the post tomorrow. One of these cards is this engagement card that i have made for my crafty friend Stephanie Emma who got engaged to her partner Kieron last week! (So if Stephanie-Emma sees this blog post she will get a sneeky peek of the card!!)
I CASE'd this card from a fellow Stampin' Up! demo and crafty pal - Jade. I started off with a 'Whisper White' cardbase and then ran a strip of the suitably named 'Blushing Bride' cardtsock along the middle. Next i ran a strip of 'Whisper Wite' card through the 'Big Shot' using the fab 'Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder' to create the raised flowers. I placed some 'Basic Pearls' in the centre of the flowers for a little bling. I punched a 'Scallop Circle' from some more 'Blushing Bride' card. I punched a 1'3/8" Circle from some 'Whisper White' (also ran it through the 'Big Shot' using the 'Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder' and then created some beautiful butterflies using my 'Big Shot' and the 'Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die' I glued all the butterflies into place and embellished with some more 'Basic Pearls'. I finished off the card with a Congratulations sentiment (from a retired stampset using 'Blushing Bride' ink) - to be honest i wish i had used my 'Stamp-a-ma-jig' because it's a little wonky - but that's a sign of a homemade card!!
I hope Stephanie-Emma and Kieron have a very happy engagement and enjoy all the wedding planning that they now have - they appear to have some very exciting ideas which i can't wait to hear more about! Congratulations once again (and i promise that i will pop it in the post tomorrow so you get the real thing ASAP!)
(If you like the look of any materials that have been used to make this card then why not jot down a wish list! Stampin' Up! sale-a-bration is happening VERY soon - 24th January - a fab time to make an order!! Keep an eye on this blog for details!!)