Saturday, 17 March 2012

Guess who arrived home with a new toy?

Hi Everyone
This is Linda - just back from my trip to the UK.

I have waited months to visit the UK to collect a Grand Calibur (as well as to visit some trade fairs, see the family and do some work of course) and to collect some of the wonderful new Spellbinder dies. Being the only woman on the planet, apparently, who has managed to break her Cuttlebug, it has been a long wait.

To celebrate I have made this very ‘blingy’ card

 from one of our new range of hat stamps. There are four sets in total ranging from demure to sassy.

 So, let’s begin with stamping the front tipped hat in black Memento as I coloured the roses with Promarkers . Then, feeling like a little girl on Christmas morning, I cut out 6 different sizes of the Spellbinders Grand Nesties Labels Twenty Three die

 plus one extra of the largest to make the back of the card. This I folded about 1.5 inches down from the top and glued to the card of the same size. Using mounting tape I then layered them up - so quick and effective. 
The Pearl Swirls were cut and stepped down the layers to give an illusion of 3D.
Then having cut a more Labels Twenty Three from the smaller coordinating Spellbinders set, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from our Hats and Roses Collection.

Grey satin ribbon was fixed to grey sheer ribbon using double sided tape, and then a second strip of double sided tape applied to form the ruffle. I used a pencil to equalise the ruffle but that is because I am a little OCD! 

Now the sentiment needs a little support so a small piece of the same card about .5”wide folded into three forms a perfectly disguised little support bracket, it worked a treat! 

I hope you enjoy this new range of hat stamps half as much as I have enjoyed making this card with them. Now I must find someone really special to send it to!
Linda xxxx Pin It Now!

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