Wednesday, 17 October 2012

For a Friend

Have you ever spotted a 'must-have' die or stamp on a blog, purchased said item, only to find that it is much larger or smaller than it appeared??  Well that was the case with this lovely Marianne die set - much larger than I thought but at least it didn't need the addition of too much to turn in into a special card with a simple stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up. If you are wondering, this is a six inch card.  I made the roses using a Creative Expressions embossing folder and cutting out the individual flowers to manipulate and layer - a bit fiddly but something which can be done easily while watching TV. The leaves were made using a Crealies die and of course cut from some of my scraps.  Backing paper is from a Prima pad - love their designs.  Not the best photo but the light isn't brilliant at the moment and the flowers are too deep for a good result using the scanner.


  1. Wonderful layering of that die which looks very intricate. The green fronds really accentuate the mauves of the design & I love the deep plum of the patterned paper & how the pinks in said paper are picked out with your die. Gorgeous flowers with quite some dimension & shape to them. Love the way the cream one glows & adds warmth.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. OH Val this is so pretty and I NeeD that die!!
    Love the roses you have made using the Embossing folder and pretty backround papers...


  3. This is a beauty Val! I have this die and I love it! Your card does it complete justice...xx

  4. Those flowers are definitely fiddly and definitely worth it. Super job Val. Love how you've used the die too. Hugs, Buttons x

  5. Someone will have been very happy to receive this beautiful card Val. That die is gorgeous and you have done it complete justice here. Your roses are stunning and co-ordinate beautifully with the background paper. I agree, Prima make some stunning papers!

    Lesley Xx