Wednesday, 6 May 2015

29 Again!! with Papermilldirect

29 Again!!  no not me, but that was the inspiration for this week's make using +papermilldirect cardstocks.  The Team were working on the theme of 'age' cards and I went with a kind of 'anti-age' vibe just for fun :D

First news of this week's Special Offer, a rather gorgeous shade of Turquoise in a 250gsm and you can get your hands on a small A4 sized box for just £4-50!!  I'm thinking  this one will be quick to disappear, so grab some whilst you can - you'll find it in the Special Offer section Link Here:

Okay, back to being 29 Again, I do like how that sounds ;)

I created this card using my Cricut Explore to cut the Flamingo and ’29 again’ sentiment.  The card base has been created by scoring and folding PMD black card.  Panels of PMD Raspberry Pink and PMD White Seal Embossed card have been matted & layered onto the card base and also a separate card panel to display the Flamingo. 

The flamingo is a simple 3 layered shape comprising PMD Black, PMD Raspberry Pink, and PMD Baby Pink.   I love the contrast of the black and white against the bright pink and decided to go minimal on the embellishments to make the most of the striking colours.   

I die-cut some corner flourishes from the PMD Black card and used them to help frame the sentiment and used Clear Sparkly Adhesive gems to highlight the black words.  The eye of the Flamingo is a black sequin with a faux adhesive pearl, and a couple of clear adhesive gems decorate the body.   

 To finish I added a trio of Black adhesive gems to the top right of the flamingo panel and another trio to the bottom right of the base card.  I thought I would make use of the fabulous texture of the White Seal Embossed card which is on Special offer, but the White Linen, Leather, or hammered would work equally well or you could emboss PMD plain white with a decorative pattern to give a different look.

Materials Used:

Adhesives: Double Sided Tape, Cosmic Shimmer Glue

Cricut Explore (Design Space software)

Black & Clear sparkly adhesive gems, black sequin, faux pearl

Dies to cut corner flourish

Papermill Design Team:
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