Thursday, 17 March 2016

All in Blue and White - with a bit of Sparkle

Hello my blogging family and friends I hope I find you happy, healthy and hearty. Gosh that's an old English word - "Hearty" you don't often hear tat used much in general conversation. It fitted my alliteration today though!

I have a birthday card to show you that I made using blue and white, here it is:

I used American Craft white card stock for the base, then I used the Sue Wilson Cathedral background die with some Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow and Iced Snow. The ribbon was from Really Reasonable Ribbon (February 2014 subscription) and the flowers and leaves are a mixture of Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies, Arianna Blooms lace die, Sue Wilson's Curled Vines and there is a Spellbinders Sprigs die - I'll make sure it's in the ingredients list below.

The sentiment was from my stash, I am showing this picture so you can see the Iced Snow a little better, in real life the card positively glistens.

The flowers were so easy to make. I used my shaping tools on them once I had added white embossing powder after stamping with a versamark ink pad, then heat set them. 

I then coloured them with a Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud blending ink - Frosty Sky.

I cut out the Heartfelt Creations Arianna lace die in white which I added to the back of the flower with other leaves also cut out in white.

The same treatment was given to create the flowers at the bottom right corner of the card. With pearls added to their centres too!

Here are the main ingredients that I used to make this card: NOTE LIST UPDATED 18-03-16

I hope you like the card - the dies really do all the work (as usual) I think it looks super in real life - I hope the photos do it justice!


  1. this is a beautiful card Sally-Ann. is the american crafts cardstock a nice weight. I don't like thin cardstock for card bases. cheers

    1. Hi Pearl, I think the American Crafts card stock is a lovely weight, not too light and not too heavy either. I have had a look at the packaging, I get packs of 5" x 7" (60 sheets) and also 12" x 12" (60 sheets). Spotlight here in Australia sells this, local craft stores have it as well. The wight is 216gsm or 80lbs. Hope this helps.

    2. thanks Sally-Ann I will check it out next time I get to spotlight. cheers.


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