Didn't he do a good job ;0)
I also recently managed to snap up one of the hardest to get dies of the moment; the Sizzix accordion die, from the nice people at Country View Crafts. I had been waiting for something really special to use it for. I knew immediately that I would use it to make an motivational card for me to look at in my garden studio and to remember how very lucky I was to have scooped this awesome prize.
My first task was to make some pretty backing papers to show off my Pretty Vintage stamps. Out came my distress ink pads and it was time to get inky fingers. I used some very summery colours.
When they were dry it was time to die cut my card components.
I also bought the Sizzix frame and label bracket die as this makes it easier to decorate the accordion pieces.
Next it was time to add some gold embossing to the outside of the frames.
I used the dragonfly and the rose stamps from the Old Romance set of background bits.
Next it was time to choose my 4 inspirational verses. I chose these ones which I embossed in black to make them stand out. I really love embossing, it is magic watching the power melt and the letters shine out.
These are from the Quotables sets; 63 Go for it and set 61 celebrate.
I also cut some Cheery Lynn exotic butterflies and leaves and also made some more hand made flowers with my Marianne set I showed you in my last post. You will see that I used the the scraps of my hand made papers for this.
So then it was time to put everything together. Are you ready for my Ta dah moment..................................................................................................
Well here it is................
So in the words of the Hollywood star John Barrymore (his granddaughter is Drew Barrymore)
Happiness often sneaks in
Through a door you didn't know you'd left open.
It certainly sneaked in for me, thank you Lili of the Valley for making one small crafter a very very happy girl.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Lili of the Valley Add a sentiment
Country View Crafts Die cuts
The Hobby House anything goes
Papertake weekly hot, hot, hot
Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Take flight #9
Whimsy Challenge Shaped card
A Creative Romance Don't be square
Crafty Catz Pick and mix, add some embossing my frames are gold embossed and the sentiments are also embossed in black
Stamping Sensations Summer Blooms
Bunny Zoe Things with wings
Thanks for visiting me, I have not forgotten about my holiday posts, they are in the making. I also I have one last GD card to show you next Wednesday for the I love Promarkers girls. It's our Dance School Summer Ball tonight so the Cinderella slippers will be getting another outing ;0)
Enjoy the weekend,
Bye for now,