Thursday, 22 May 2014

Tying The Knot!! with this Papermill Offer!!

Hello, wow doesn't a week go fast!!  It's Thursday already and that means the launch of another fab new offer from Papermill Direct, this week it is a White card 265gsm and  available in small boxes £5.00, midi boxes £13.50 and mega boxes £32.50, This is the link to the Special Offers.(materials used and challenges entered links at bottom of post).


So what did I decide to make with it?  Well I scored & folded the card to make a card base.  I cut another panel and used an embossing folder through my Big Shot to create a swirls pattern, the white card embosses really well.   For my theme the phrase 'Tying the Knot' was something I wanted to play with. I found the sentiment and cut it out with my Cricut Mini from the white card, and a shadow from 'Purple Grape' another of my favourite papermill cards, which I also used to 'mat' the white embossed panel.  Before attaching the embossed panel to the card base, I added a lovely purple satin ribbon and a smaller piece to tie through into a knot.



The sentiment of 'Tying the Knot' was assembled and raised on 3D foam pads before attaching to the front of the card, this gives height and lets the phrase stand out.  Four faux sparkly gems were added to each corner of the panel and a larger one was placed into the 'O' of 'Knot' as i thought it would echo the theme of a sparkly diamond in an Engagement Ring.

Hopefully by keeping the colour palette to 2 shades this makes a simple but elegant Wedding Card, or perhaps even an Engagement card?  

As expected the White Card is great to work with and behaved perfectly with both manual embossing and electronic cutting. I did make another card which I will show another day :)

Materials List:
Plain White 265gsm 'offer' card - papermill direct
Purple Grape card - papermill direct
Purple ribbon
Sparkly faux gems
Sentiment cut using a cricut Mini



Challenges Entered: 
Week 259 Purple Passion - allsorts Challenge Blog
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/week-259-purple-passion.html
Anything Goes - Sisters of Craft Challenge Blog
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/sisters-of-craft-launch-of-our-new.html




Why not pop over and see what the other Design Team members got up to this week: