Back to another favourite with this post with the Just For You big word stamp by Woodware. Two cards in a turquoise colourway were made for a friend's daughter and a crafting friend. At first glance they look like the same card but the patterned papers on the letters tell them apart plus the placing of the flowers are slightly different.
The floral patterned paper used to make these cards are from the Nitwit Collection Promises, the gingham from one of the first Crafter's Companion Papercrafts CDs and I can't remember where the striped paper was sourced from.
The flowers were made using the following Marianne dies with flat backed pearls and crystal sticker dots added to their centres.
Marianne Collectables COL1323
Marianne Creatables Ribbon Flower 3 LR0110
Marianne Craftables CR1248
The Just For U was stamped and embossed on to the striped paper using VersaMark ink and Disco Black embossing powder from Stampendous. It was then stamped and embossed on to the other two patterned papers. Alternate letters were cut from each patterned paper and paper pieced on to the main topper. The topper was then embossed using the Cuttlebug Falling Snow embossing folder. This seals the paper piecing to the topper and adds texture. The topper was then framed and layered using Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Plain Square dies and a stitched border was added inside the frame.
A stitched border was also added to the other two backing panels on the card. Silver brads and Stampin' up grosgrain ribbon were added as embellishments.
This time last week my friend's daughter was heading to Glasgow, along with her business partner and their team of workers, to attend the Scottish Wedding Awards ceremony. They had a nomination last year and thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the occasion but this year they came away with winning the Best Wedding Boutique in the North category. Here is a photograph of the two of them afterwards with their certificate and I don't think their smiles could have been any broader. A great achievement after three years running the business as a partnership.
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