OK here is the sketch Cathy very kindly copied from my card for me. !! My card measures 7 1/2 inches by 4 inches. It uses two dp's with the image stamped onto one of them. The sentiment is stamped within a ring 'frame'.
Here is my card:
- Stamps: GKD With This Ring (by Rupa Shevde)
- Card: GKD Soft Sand heavy base weight, dp Kimberly Poloson - blooming love/flourish stripe, EK Success - heart and soul. Pearled Cream Card (from my stash - sorry)
- Silver embossing powder from Print Blocks, Kaiser self adhesive pearls, Ribbon.
- Punches: McGill - pine, EK success - retro flowers in small and medium.
I've used GKD soft sand heavy base weight for my card base, layered first with a cream pearled card followed by my two dps (both of these were double sided).
I've used my sewing machine to sew the zig zag stitch. The Bells were embossed directly onto the dp in silver, at the same time I silver embossed the wedding bands on a scrap of the reverse side of one of the dps and cut them out.
The ring frame was cut twice, first from the same reverse dp using two sizes of Spellbinders circle dies and the second exactly the same but from soft sand. This was done to make the ring frame stand out a little from the card. I used double sided tape to stick them together and positioned them with the ribbon sitting above one end of the frame. However before I attached this element I silver embossed the sentiment so that it sat above the ribbon. The wedding bands were attached below the ribbon which just left the flowers to play with.
These were punched from two retro flower punches. To add some interest I ran the flowers through the Cuttlebug using Swiss dots. Small pearls were attached to the centre of all the flowers and I punch two pale green pine stems to finish.
So what do you think? was I right to discard the other two?
I have to tell the truth I actually made this card up twice - it started out a bit longer so the bell looked out on its own!! Also I embossed in gold and hated it!! The first one didn't use ribbon it had white tulle tied in a knot so the card was way too pale. I like the addition of the soft green which picks up the colour in the striped dp.
Anyway hope people play with my sketch and I get to see what they do with it. More than that I hope I post it correctly over at STV!!!!!
On Sunday we start the week of blog hops to preview the new sets from Gina K Design and guess who's up Sunday!!! All I can say is that there are some very interesting sets this month - something for everyone I think, so come back and check it out.