On the ILWS forum was a post the other day about a German Stampin' Up video showing a gorgeous wedding scrapbook page. This is the link - Pauline's Papier - don't worry you don't need to understand German to work out what they are doing as the video shows it all anyways. You can just scroll down to the picture of the layout if you don't want to watch the video as well.
Today, first day back at work (AARRGGHH!!) after the Christmas holidays and I was asked at lunchtime, while eating my fish 'n' chips if I would make a birthday card for one of the TAs 60th birthday, which we are celebrating on Friday with a party after school. She's such a lovely TA and always organises presents for everyone else that she definately deserves a big party. As soon as I asked what size and was told as big as possible, I knew what I was going to do and here it is.....
The base is 2 sheets of 12x12 Kraft cardstock. The top layer was scored 3/4" from the left hand side so it would fold open properly and then attached together using some jumbo eyelets and some gorgeous Rose Red ribbon to embellish the side. This ribbon was sent to me by a lovely American friend of mine as it's not available in the UK catalogue - I hope they bring it in soon as I love this colour.
The next layer is Rose Red with the sides punched using the Eyelet Border punch. Then a layer of Regal Rose and Whisper White added on top. These three layers all use the 12x12 textured cardstock - I love this cardstock as it just feels so smooth and looks beautiful.
The wording was cut using a Sizzix alphabet - no idea which one but it's about 3 years old now. The zero was cut using oval nestabilities and the 6 I had to draw myself - not too bad a job for the size of it either.
The "vine" was a thin piece of Old Olive cardstock twisted round and round until it was quite tight. Once I let go it bounced back out a little bit and was perfect. The flowers are all punched using the 5 petal flower punch as are the leaves. The leaves were just cut to the centre of the flower punch out and inked round the edges with Old Olive ink.
The buttons in the centre of the flowers are from my old stash and the thread is from my old cross-stitching days. I knew that stuff would come in handy some day.
I love this card and just hope Shiela loves it too.
Papers: Kraft 12x12 cs, Old Olive cs, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White textured 12x12 cs
Inks: Old Olive
Accessories: Sizzix alphabet, Oval Nestabilities, Eyelet Border Punch, pink buttons, embroidery thread, Jumbo Pewter eyelets, Rose Red ribbon.