Sunday, 10 January 2010

Meet Elise

Elise is probably the most glamorous of the new Home Grown Girls, and just in time for Valentines day.

I spent Saturday morning creating this card. I want to do something a little different, as I feel like I have just been just making cards for the sake of it, maybe its the Post Christmas feeling!!!!!

Anywhere I went for a Trifold card, with a curved side. I layered up some papers I had in my stash, which I also used as the colour theme for Elise.

I spent a little time doing some techniques I was wanting to try. The Mat that Elise is sitting on was cut using a Nestie, then I ran it through my Bigshot in a Cuttlebug Folder, giving it a wooden texture then I pressed my Versa Mark Embossing Ink Pad over it and Embossed it with Clear Glitter Embossing Powder. I then used some Scrapbook House Rub ons I have had for at least 3 years for the sentiment and layered it onto some co-ordinating card.

I dug out my flowers and found some that went with the colour scheme and used some embellishments I bought when I went to the Doncaster Dome! The leaves were cut using a punch I have from co-ordinating paper, and inked the edges.

Here is a dimensional shot, Which shows the edging pieces I put together. I used a Martha Stewart Punch, with strips of paper and finally some ribbons, unfortunately these are no longer available as I bought them during a sale they were having.
Not really sure what I think, but I hope you like.
I'm going to play today on something a little special. I have enough Projects now to post for the week so a can get stuck into a project I have been wanting to do for a while. It should be ready to photograph and show next weekend!!!!!! I hope that has been enough of a teaser.
Pop back tomorrow for another share, Its a Challenge met, hopefully.
Take care
Hugs Sarah B


  1. Lovely Card Sarah, the new stamps are fab. Look forward to seeing you project next week. Hugs Pam x

  2. Great use of a trifold. How do you manage to get your large cicle mats so perfect? I've noticed them on a few projects nowe and am very jealous. The only way I get neat and precise curved mats is with my nesties but wouldn't be able to use them to create a card like this!!! I'm looking forward to the projects already - can't wait

  3. HI Sarah,
    She is very glam indeed, stunning card love all the papers and great detail.
    hugs Mel

  4. This is lovely Sarah. I love the design of the card and you've paid so much attention to all the details - it looks fabulous.

  5. I love the shape of your card Sarah !! And of course I love everything on your card :)).

    Hugs Monique

  6. Stunning card Sarah, very intricate! Elise is my favourite of the home grown girlies!
    Hugs, Vicky ~X~

  7. Wow! This is so gorgeous. Caroline x

  8. I love the curved tri-fold card. Very wintry colours too. You really got me curious about your next project. I'll make sure to pop by again!

  9. Wow - great card, and very original with the curve and the trifold.
    Love the attention you've given to the mat, with the cuttlebugging and heat embossing. Beautiful stamped image and you've coloured her so well, LOVE IT ALL!
    Alison, x


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