Last week I read a post on Carol's blog where she'd used the Nitwit Collection Promises. This is one I've been admiring for some time and on visiting the Nitwit site, after reading Carol's post, it slipped into my shopping basket. Some of the lovely papers needed a test run and this was the result. The colours match really well to Stampin' up's marina mist colourway and their cardstock and ribbon was used on this card.
It was back to my favourite dies from the Marianne English Rose die set to make more rolled roses. The lighter coloured roses on this card were made from lilac parchment card sponged with Encore purple metallic ink and the darker roses were made from the same purple cardstock as used on the backing layers. Leaves were punched from green parchment card and certainly celery card from Stampin' up using an X-cut embossing punch. Stampin' up's old olive ink was sponged around the edges of the leaves.
The box of roses fits on an 8"x 8" scalloped card and is raised up on foam pads. The parts of the lid which don't overlap the box are on double layer foam pads. Along with the roses this makes quite a dimensional card.
An original Sizzix red die was used to cut the gift tags for the box and the top tag was embossed using one of Stampin' up's textured impressions designer frames. The sentiment was made using a stamp from Stampin' up's Sincere Salutations set and the purple ink. It was then punched out using their extra large oval punch and the purple ink was sponged around the edge. The scalloped edges of the base card were also sponged with this ink.
The inside has a double layer insert using another patterned paper from the Promises Collection for the back layer and a message created on the computer for the top layer. Both layers had their corners rounded off using a Woodware corner punch.
Other embellishments used were self adhesive pearls, Stampin' up's marina mist grosgrain ribbon, lilac ribbon, coiled gold beading wire attached amongst the roses and matching brads.
Unfortunately Susan has been having more than her fair share of health issues recently and has missed a few of our crafting sessions. Hopefully she was feeling well enough yesterday to enjoy her birthday celebrations.
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