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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Make a Wish

Do you like the vintage look?  Well the perks of being a Demonstrator is that over the years I've invested in a lot of Stampin' Up! paraphernalia!  One is this lovely set of Typeset Bigz Alphabet Dies (page 192 Annual Catalogue).  This is a HUGE investment - £80, but it could be yours at 50% discount if you host a party and your party sales achieve £300 or more excluding shipping/handling.  A whopping saving of £40!  In addition, during Sale-A-bration, you get a bundle of 3 SAB products - a pack of 12"x12" Sycamore Street DSP, a co-ordinating ribbon and button pack, as well as the Madison Avenue stamp set in either wood mount or clear mount! I'm based in Fleet, Hampshire, so if you're near me and wish to book a party email me!  elaine.harding@googlemail.com

Anyway, back to the card.  I cut out the letters WISH and used the negative to lay over the front flap.   I traced the letters out and then cut the letters out with a craft knife.  I inserted First Edition DSP (page 162 AC) underneath the letters and adhered it to another piece of Bashful Blue card stock to give it added rigidity.  The First Edition papers are thinner than normal DSP - there are 24 sheets in the pack which is terrific value - normally there are only 12 thicker DSP sheets in a pack.  You will find the new Marina Mist striped organdy ribbon I used on page 30 of the Spring/Summer catalogue.

Remember the Simply Sent card kit which is one of the FREE choices during Sale-A-Bration with each qualifying order?  Well, if you want to create a similar effect, you can use the largest Labels Framelit die (page 191 AC).  Want to learn how?  Then sign up for one of my classes - Card Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday evening and Technique Club meets on the 4th Tuesday evening of each month.  I'm based in Fleet, Hampshire and if you're within striking distance, why not come along?  You'll find more details on my website under "Monthly Clubs".  I will be adding one day time Saturday class a month very soon so please do check back for class content and dates on my website.

After cutting the fancy edge, I then embossed a border following the contour with the brand new Borders Scoring Plate in the Spring/Summer catalogue (page 26) for added texture.  The stamp set I used is Make a Wish (page 9)  I used markers to create the different coloured tiers on the cake then cut it out by hand.  I punched out flowers with one of the Itty Bitty Punches and sponged them in Bashful Blue and attached it with glue dots. I added rhinestone bling for the flower centres.  To give it the vintage treatment I sprayed it with Silver Foil Smooch Spritz (page 158 AC).

On the inside of the card I  stamped "make a wish come true"  - I just love the little flame they've used to dot the "i" with!

I had intended this to be scheduled as a Sunday share, but Valentine's day is just around the corner - how did that creep up on me so quick - so I'm posting this on Saturday instead and have scheduled a Valentine project for Sunday.

Pop back tomorrow for some "amore".

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