Warning - this is photo heavy post, so I will try to keep the words short...
I was asked to make this card, and I had very little knowledge of the recipient, other than she loved embroidery while she could still stitch, her church, family and an island local to where she lives.
The customer wanted a larger than usual card
My card is 29 cm x 20 cm (approx 11.4 " x 8"), just under our A4 size made in a a bookbinding style.
The next (metallic paper) layer was A5, and the design paper just under that again
The layers were adhered together and then punched and the ribbon added
A close up of the centre panel
The die cut numerals and church window were white card covered with gold Perfect pearls.
Both elements were layered up for effect.
The snippet the greeting was embossed on was a mop-up piece, using ink of the same colour as the greeting was stamped in. The letters were coloured with a gold ball pen. This was layered over some of the metallic paper and also on card to add dimension.
The flower, leaves and borders were all snippets of white, cut using the Spellbinders large die kit from May 2021 and coloured with Cosmic Shimmer Opal Polish, (flower border) Cosmic Shimmer Lustre Polish (flower and butterflies) and mica paint, (the leaves) stitched with stranded cotton, and stranded rayon.
Here you can see the shimmer and shine of the Lustre polish.
The final detailing were the tiny metallic gold 'dots' .
As the base card was textured on both sides, I added a trimmed down layer of smooth card for writing on, and trimmed it with a strip of the metallic paper.
All edges were touched with the same ink I used on the front panel - Catherine Pooler Queen For A Day
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