Thursday, 17 October 2013

Folksy Floral Spray

Hello Everyone,

How are you all ... well, I hope and enjoying yourself.

I'm still stealing time from what I should really be doing to make a card or two, though working with a much reduced stash and crafty arsenal.

This quick and simple card was made just so that I could try out the embossing folder ... for the first time. It's one of a set of two Sizzix Textured Impressions - the Folksy Circle & Fun set - that has been sadly neglected.

Oh, and the Cuttlebug is still on my desk ... couldn't bear to pack it away just yet!

I embossed a square of deep pink Core'dinations, Aged Wine, and then rubbed it over with an emery board to reveal the paler pink inner core. The edges were roughed up with scissors, as was the green patterned paper - from Docrafts Happy Days collection - used for the base layer.

The topper was made by stamping Hero Arts Flourish Spray on to a snippet of smooth white card - Neenah Solar - with Archival black ink. I used a selection of pink and green Memento pens to colour the flowers and leaves. I found a cArtUs circle die the perfect size for the centre of the Folksy Circle.

Embellishments are the butterfly, cut using another cArtUs die set, and some pink and green pearls - Melissa Frances.

It has been a wee while since I've been over to Di's playground, that's Pixie's Snippets Playground of course, but I'm off to now submit this card ... and to see how the ducks are doing while she is off sunning herself in exotic parts :)

Not long to the weekend now. We are planning to take some time out on Saturday, taking a run up the coast to Greenock to a model railway exhibition. The EM and SIL are fanatics enthusiasts so we are making it a family outing with my daughter and two youngest grandchildren coming along too ... expect to see some wildly exciting pics of tiny trains and fantastic miniature railway layouts :))

I hope you too have something equally entertaining lined up for the weekend.

Take care and happy crafting,

11 comments:

Sue said...

Love that embossing Elizabeth such a sweet card very pretty huggles Sue xxx

scrappymo! said...

Your card is pretty and love that sanded paper look with that gorgeous embossing folder.

The model railroad outing sounds like a lot of fun...Little Mr P would beg to come along if he could!

Enjoy your day out!

Di said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth! LOVE the colours you used, and the embossing folder is a real beauty too. A fab card all round - no pun intended!

Hugs, Di xx

The Crafty Laydee said...

Hi Elizabeth-Pretty card,that embossing folder is fabby-and the flower image in the centre is lovely.
Have a lovely weekend,Nessa xx

Craftychris said...

This is gorgeous! I love the embossing folder and the stamp looks amazing with it. Have a fab time at the weekend and I am looking forward to seeing the tiny train piccies! xx

Debs Willis said...

Hi Elizabeth. Love the effect of that dumbos dung folder - and my cuttlebug lives on my desk permanently!

Debs Willis said...

Oh good grief! Am having terrible problems with auto text on my phone. Meant I love effect of that embossing folder - doh!

Lynn said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth. I do like the colour combination, and the emboss folder. Lynn x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh this is so pretty Elizabeth.

Have a fantastic weekend. We have rain here! boo!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous elizabeth.i really love your design and fab pretty colours :D

xx coops xx

MaryH said...

What a gorgeous new EF and your soft pink color was perfect for the folder motif. How do you find time to make cards with this move going on? But I'm so happy you did! Hugs & TFS