I can't believe it's April already and what a lovely end to March we had! I was busy during my week off work, with lots of craft projects, but of course house 'stuff' always gets in the way as well when you are home. I completed a few of my commissions (though not ahead as much as I had hoped) and did some playing with alcohol inks in preparation for a workshop I am helping to teach in a few weeks time..my first proper one and I am really quite excited. I will say more about it, after it has happened!
This card was actually made as a commission for an engagement, but I changed the greeting for the photo in this instance. It was a 'rushed' request, I normally ask for at least 2 weeks, this time I had 2 days!! The person who commissioned it asked for a 'fussy' card, so I hope I've delivered. I've made a similar one since, which I will upload tomorrow, for a Golden Wedding, where I left off the heart circle and I much prefer it.
I started off my stamping an Indigo Blu heart stamp with flitterglu and gilding it with Winter Dawn gilding flakes. The base layer is black card, matted with a layer of white and then I used some pearly quite thick paper from stash to emboss with an M-Bossability.
I then made up three flowers from the Spellbinders Layered Flowers set, a circle from Heart Circles and the stamped heart was cut using Classic Hearts.
The finishing touches were crushed white ribbon, hatpins and matching gems for the flower centres and a black diamante flourish. The greeting was printed and die cut using Labels Four Small and layered using three sizes of the die.
Holding this card in my hand, I much preferred it to the photo!
Enjoy your Sunday, we are seeing family members and I'm trying to forget I have to leave my craft room and return to work tomorrow!