I just don't know where the week has gone ! Obviously one of those weeks where I should have made a list !!! I have found time to craft though ( it's the business side that always seems to suffer ! ) and I've got an A5 card to share with you today. I have been using the petal cone die to make valentines and this is the first to be finished. This extra large bigz die has been such a good buy from SU as it is so versatile and lots of demos have used it for valentines ( just Google it !!! ); more recently the lovely Monica Gale has featured a beautiful valentine pouch on her blog made from the die and it prompted me to go and play !
I started with a base of pink pirouette card and cut out my heart from the die in Beau Chateau DSP; I used some scraps to make the banners and the pink scallop around the heart ( punched using the scallop edge punch ).
The stamps used were : valentine love and vintage vogue and I hand pleated the rosette from a strip of DSP, neutrals patterns stack. My eyelet border punch was used to frill the edge of the rosette before pleating and I finished off the card with some pearls ( note the loop made from one row of pearls ). All supplies are from Stampin' Up !
Here is a bit more detail; I used three inks : pretty in pink for inking the edges and crumb cake and soft suede for the stamping .
I hope you have a good weekend ! I will be doing my usual farm shop tomorrow and as we will be quite near might have a look round Stratford; we have't been to see a production at the newly re-vamped theatre yet, but I quite fancy having a look around and it's always lovely to have a walk along the riverside there.
Thanks for stopping by !
Hugs Jane x