Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Celebrate the Day

Hello friends - I hope you have had a lovely Easter and not overloaded on the chocolate that flows so freely at this time.  I am always grateful for a new day and Easter brings it home to me so clearly with the message of the Cross.  Today is Tuesday and the Public Holidays have come to an end - I am hoping to spend the rest of the day in The Studio with deadlines looming very close.

My card today has been created using up those leftovers from cards or kits - it gives me great satisfaction to see them come to life in another card.  The 'image' has been cut from embossed card using a Spellbinders Embossing Folder and coloured using  Imagine inks and sponge daubers - I do love this technique when using Embossing Folders - it adds such a lovely new dimension.

This has been layered into the smaller frame from the Spellbinders Romantic Roses etched DiesThe patterned paper has been cut into squares and layered onto recycled cardboard, cut to size using a Matting Die.  Each of the squares has been paper pierced by hand.  This has all been adhered to a pre-cut card base using Adhesive Sheets 4 x6 prior to cutting.

For the card base, cut/emboss using the A2 Matting Basics B, making sure to place the fold inside the cutting edge to form card base.  Pop embossed layers onto the card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares and finish by adding some of the fabulous Want2Scrap White Pearls.

This card is linked to following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Not a Square Card
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges -  Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs  - Girls or Flowers
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 

Take care friends - thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. A beautiful stylish card Linda. Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps however we are a stamping challenge blog and must clearly see stamping on your work. You still have time to join us with another shaped card with stamping on it if you like. Marlies

  2. I really like how your card came together. Nice paste work and shading. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  3. Love the embossing and love the background great use of scraps too--Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x


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