Sunday 9 July 2017

Peek Of The Week - A Little Gold Can Go A Long Way...

Just for a change this week’s Peek Of The Week is very current.  VERY current, as this die was launched in last Thursday’s Blockbuster, I demonstrated it on air yesterday and again at 9am this morning.  I’ll be showing you my take on the die on air on Monday evening at 9pm… I hope you can join me.

The Tattered Lace Spun Sugar Collection is a really beautiful set of dies that work fantastically well with the images on the accompanying CD ROM. The CD ROM includes ten colours for each design with matching backing papers, and has been created especially to coordinate with the dies in the collection. 

I set out to make a totally feminine birthday card; an almost completely white birthday card.  I don’t know why I fancied an almost completely white card, I just did… but almost as soon as I got that idea, I decided that, no, let’s have just a splash of colour to enhance it. That’s the great thing about crafting for me, the freedom to do just about whatever I want on a project is very liberating and certainly increases the fun factor!

My splash of colour came in the form of a little gold; although I added in the gold card, obviously you could substitute this for any colour you like… anything goes with white after all.

I cut the Lavish Floral Die twice – once was in white super smooth card and once using white card covered in good old Sticky Roll (where would we be without Sticky Roll?) which I then dipped into my mega glitter pot.

I must admit I do like my flourishes, and I thought the rather neat elegant ones in the picture tied in on some level with the pearl chain on the flower, even if they are almost imperceptible.

The spun sugar frame die is a really versatile die set, consisting of five dies in all. Stephanie has thought of everything; including the two frames separately means you can cut the detail into or out of your card stock, if you see what I mean. I decided not to use these frames and cut the detail into the card, and I’m very pleased with the result.

The sentiments are new, and are also from the spun sugar collection.  A very clever aspect to these sentiments is that including the flourishes on the words gives us crafters so many options – we can trim them off in part or fully, to give basically as much detail as we want.  A great idea!

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