Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to my blog and a special welcome to my new followers. So pleased you've decided to join me.
I have a card to share with you.
Whilst I was making the box I showed in my last post I was also making a few cards that I need for some upcoming Birthdays.
I've been trying to incorporate lots of layers on my cards lately. In looking at other peoples blogs, the cards I loved the most all had lots of layering on them. Even the Scrapbook pages I like best all have lots of layers. So with this card I went all out. There's about 6 or 7 layers on this card and that's without counting the flower and leaves.
This card is actually a bit of a steal from Heather Jacob. She made the most gorgeous card (you can find it HERE) and when I saw it with all the layers and all the die cuts I just had to try it for myself. Thank you so much Heather for the inspiration and the design.
The papers I've used are from Kaisercraft's Miss Empire and Take Note Collections. I've also used some brown cardstock in between the different die cuts for contrast. The Dies used are Couture Creations Scalloped Oval, a Marianne Creatables Frame, Die-namics Decorative Doily Duo and the Honey Blossom Sprig from Memory Box. I've also used a Wooden Flourish Border from Kaisercraft.
The wooden heart is also from Kaisercraft. I left the wooden flourishes raw with just a little bit of Walnut Stain Distress Ink on the edges. I also used the Mini Circle Explosion Template from The Crafters Workshop and the Walnut Stain to add a little more interest to the paper. The flower is from Prima and the leaves were cut with my Silhouette Portrait.
I do usually decorate the inside of my cards but I don't think I've every shown that in my posts because, when I print the sentiment I also print the name of the person I'm giving it to. In this case though, I haven't yet decided who is getting this card so I can show you the inside.
The paper I've used for the inside came from my stash. I've had it for quite some time and have no idea of where it's from. The decorative strip on the side is from the Miss Empire range.
The sentiment was printed through Word Art.
I'm actually going to enter this card into the ABC Challenge. The criteria for their current challenge is lots of layers so I thought this would be ideal. A bit nervous here, I've never entered a challenge before so I hope I can get the Linky thing right. So, please wish me luck.
Thank you so much for visiting today. I hope you enjoy the rest of the week.
Take care and God Bless.