Morning. It's all very exciting, Leonie is Launching her new stamps tomorrow night at 8pm on Hochanda. It's a one day Special, get in quick as her last stamps sold out so quickly. In my blog post for tomorrow, I will share some of the samples I have made and it will go live at 8 to coincide with the first show.
For today I am sharing another House Mouse card, this time it's a decoupage project. It's a large card (A4) great for a special card.
To start I made an A4 card using an A3 piece of Centura Pearl, it's a quality card, gives an expensive feel and has the strength you need for a base, you could use a pre made A4 card blank.
Once I had assembled the lovely House Mouse decoupage image, I added a mat in cream approximately 3 mm, Just to make the image stand out a little more. I then matted an layered it onto some Co ordinations Chocolate Box card which I had embossed (Couture Creations Intrinsic swirls) and sanded back. This matt was about 1 cm at the top and sides but 4 cm at the bottom. Then I used the same cream cardstock as a mat for this. I actually gutted the larger cream matt, which gave the right size for the topper.
I took a piece of cream card 3 mm smaller than my base card and added my background paper to to this, also 3 mm smaller than the cream card. I added my background paper. I wrapped some raffia around the bottom right hand corner and secured at the back and added a raffia bow. Then stuck this to my base card using tape and glue gel.
I decided to carry on the theme of the topper, therefore I brought the hessian through onto the card as well. I secured it to my card about 1'' from the top and covered about 2 thirds of the card and rolled it back on itself on a slant and secured with PVA. Then I added my topper as shown in my photo. I also made two mini hessian sacks, filled them polystyrene and topped off with coffee beans, this gives a nice scent and matches the topper.
To finish off the card I made some paper roses from the Chocolate box Co ordinations card, which I embossed and sanded back as before. One large and two smaller.
I hope you like this special card. Thank you so much for your continued support. I love reading your comments, they do mean a lot to me. I love sharing what I d and I am so glad you are enjoying it.
Hope you stop by tomorrow evening at 8pm to see the previews of Leonie Pujols Launch samples. I will be sharing lots of step by steps from Thursday. Take care xxx