Wednesday, 20 January 2016

28 days left on that ticking clock!!

Evening crafty folk. 28 days. There's a film about that - mind you was it 28 days later? 

Back to the job in hand Pujol. Okay, a relatively quick card today, well it should have been, but I did end up faffing a little. I decided to use part of an old Kanban kit I had:



I selected this pretty panel


And decided to emboss it, to add texture.


I couldn't remember what the folder was called...its this one:


I selected a sentiment which matched the cut away corners of the panel die cut, and added a little distress ink to the panel. I applied the ink lightly so as to only ink the embossed image


As usual, I had a play to decide on the layout of the card


I'm looking forward to being able to re-open my web site - I have so much ribbon! This is one of them, it's sheer yet has a stunning sparkle


I tied a bow in the centre to pull the ribbon in - this is where the sentiment will sit


I was going to cut a slit in the card to thread the ribbon - but because I had embossed the card, attempting to cut it with a craft knife just ended with me tearing the card. Plan. If you want to cut the card, do it prior to embossing. Instead I just stuck the ribbon with double sided sticky on the back of the panel


I found some pretty tonic die cuts, which I feel frame the panel beautifully. I then decided I would plum for some flowers as well


The die cuts are to white so i colour tinted them with the distress ink. I also added gold gilding wax. Actually, I added gilding wax to everything.


I decided to cut a frame from the brown card


And then cut a piece of gold to mat and layer onto. I then stuck this onto a co-ordinating card, and distressed the edges


I used two more little pieces of ribbon for the corners, which I pulled in using double sided tape





Have a little look...


Change my mind :) More flowers were added


And more gilding wax. The pebeo gilding wax is just so nice. And here we have our finished card for this evening...




19 comments:

Diane said...

Love seeing how you build your designs Leonie !! Thanks ever so for the fab die cut ladies which arrived yesterday !!

hugs Diane xx

PS Hope you got my email about DT call....

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous step by step Leonie, love to see how you create your cards. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs
Linda xxx

sheila joss said...

I love the way you match colour

Jane Royston said...

Lovely colours! X

Sarah Brennan said...

Love the texture of the emboss on the topper. I wouldn't have thought to do that, yet it is so effective. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie Whiteman said...

Brill xx

Wendy L said...

Never thought of embossing a piece like this. looks great, xxx

hollyberry said...

As ever a beautiful card and it is great to be taken through it all step by step. Your photos always show everything so well,which makes such a difference to really see what you are doing.
Can't wait for your online shop to open again. Bought lots of different and gorgeous ribbon in the past,so eager to see what you will have :)

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Leonie.
A brilliant card Thank you.
Take care Kitty.

lilian said...


Great Card, love that you use old kits , I have loads of bits left over, so I shall use them up.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

carol edwards said...

Love the card and how you pull everything together on the way. Thanks Leoni can't find

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Leonie never think of embossing a topper but it is so effective. Great how you bring us your thought process. Best wishes Jackie x

Bev said...

Lovely creation Leonie. You better keep this up lol x

cardmakerkb said...

Love the card. It looks so vintage. I too have never thought of embossing die cuts and the distress ink just gives it an edge. So many new things to try.x

Margaret A said...

Its like having a personal craft trainer. Love this. Not been well so a few days to catch up on. Yay. X

Margaret A said...

Its like having a personal craft trainer. Love this. Not been well so a few days to catch up on. Yay. X

Cal Shrive said...

I love the card you created, I really love how you craft Leonie, I know you call it faffing Lol, but it's essential when you want to create a lovely piece of art work at the end of the process, and I know you made a Gorgeous card but to me it's beautiful and it is beautiful art work!! Thank you for sharing Leonie looking forward to tomorrow's post Cal :)

Chrissie Roberts said...

Loving this card Leonie. I think we are all looking forward to having you back with your website and everything crafty. x

Rach83 said...

This is beautiful, Leonie. Love to see your creative process in photos. Looking forward to seeing you on our screens again.

Rachel x