Saturday, 6 November 2010

A large card and some exciting news!

Hi folks! I'm sure you all know by now just how much I love making diddy little cards.... well this one is completely the opposite. It's huge! Almost A4 in size, it's a real whopper.
I used the recently released Glynn Williams 'Times Gone By' CDrom to produce the main image. I printed the backing paper onto pearlescent cardstock which gives it a beautiful sheen. I adhered the main image using high tack double sided tape so I was able to create the curve. I bought some sheets of plastic ,when I was at the show at Ally Pally, which can be heated and moulded (but doesn't shrink). I coloured a section of it with Copic markers and cut some leaf shaped with Sizzix dies before heating and moulding them. I adhered some of them to the card using dimensional glue gel and dangled a few to the ribbon that I tied to the spine of the card. The sentiment is also from the CD and I matted it onto some card that I had punched with an EK Success border punch. The finishing touch this time was a decorative corner that I made using a Cuttlebug die.
Wish I was able to get to the NEC this weekend... but alas, I'm not. I hope everyone has a fantastic time. Lots to look forward to this month. I'm away for a Scrapbooking weekend on 27th. I'm going to have to research where I can find a wifi point nearby as I can't miss Joanna Sheens show on Create and Craft (SKY 671) on the Sunday as she is launching some of my designs as rubber stamps!! I'm sooooo excited, but really nervous at the same time. Every time I think about it I get butterflies in my tummy. I'm having so much fun making the samples for the show. I hope you'll be able to watch too.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x


sugarplum said...

Congratulations can't wait to see your stamps on Create and craft
Fi x

Pamela said...

Great news about the stamps Sandra, I look forward to seeing them. Great card too.

Pam x

Sylvie said...

Congratulaions! on getting your designs as rubber stamps.. It will always be a thrill to see your own images used as rubber stamps by others too. I look forward to the launch..
Big Hugs

Julie said...

Hi Sandra big congratulations on your news, how fantastic for you.

lisa said...

This is a gorgeous card, Sandra. Definitely special being so large. I love the idea of printing onto to pearlescent paper, never thought of that.
You must be so excited having your own stamps, I shall look forward to seeing Joanna with them.
Hugs Lisax

Wellington said...

I beg your pardon missus??!! You're having your own stamp designs launched by the lovely Joanna Sheen on C&C this weekend???


Ger said...

This is a beautiful card, lovely image and I love the leaves - I've just done something similar with Tim Holtz Alterations plastic packaging LOL.

Congratulations on your own stamp designs!!!! I will be looking out for them at month end!

Ger x.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fab card hun and good luck with the launch.


Dawn said...

Oooh Sandra wow will definitely try to tune in on the 27th - Well Done!! and LOVE your card - Gorgeous!