Good morning friends and thank you for visiting. Well, today I am officially older! Yes today is my birthday and so we will be going out for lunch later. I made a card yesterday and then spent some time playing around with some of my new stash I bought at the NEC
I used a Cheery Lynn die cut to make my card. This die isn't actually new, I got it last year to use on the wedding album I did for my sister and I haven't used it since. I saw somebody using a Cheery Lynne die in a demo and though the die was nothing like this one, and the card they made was nothing like this, it just brought it to my mind and so I got it out and used it. Strange how the mind works.
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The die is Victorian Romance Flourish and I cut it three times. I cut the third one in half and removed the centre. The heart shape in the centreis just two bits of the waste as they came out of the die. I used the smallest of the Resplendant Rectangles to die cut a label for the easel stopper and used a rub on that says Celebrate, but that doesn't show in the picture at all. I finished off with a few gems.
I then decided to try out the moulds and WOW Melt It powder that I bought. No, they are not sweeties, even though they do look a little like goodies!
These are the daisy and rose moulds I used.
For the pink ones I mixed Rich Ruby Red embossing powder with the Melt It. I can see I need to use a much higher ratio of coloured embossing powder to achieve a deeper colour. But it's all trial and error, and I have never done this before. The others were made using WOW platinum powder which gives a sort of taupe colour. The beauty of this is that if you don't like it, or the flower is not as good a shape as you would like, then you can just melt it down and try again. I did do that just to see if it worked - it does! I only wish now that I had bought some more moulds because this really is a lot of fun.
Well that's all for today. I hope you all have a good day!
With love from Christine xx