My card today is made for the NBUS challenge (never before used schtuff) and boy have I got a lot of NBUS. I'm sure that you my fellow crafter's can relate to that. Last year I bought the The Essential Book Die from Tattered Lace, and I put it into the cupboard and there it has sat until now. I was asked if I would make four 21st birthday cards for the same person for the middle of September. So I have made this one for her grand parents to give to her, I'm quite safe posting it on here as I know they don't read my blog. I started by picking a CD that I had bought earlier this year and not used yet, so this also goes towards my NBUS, the CD is Daisydays by Polkadoddles. I started by using some linen card stock and printed off 3 of the different backgrounds and also used a sheet of silver linen card stock. I printed the last one a lot lighter than the rest, as I wanted to print the verse onto it (I did this before I cut out the pages). I then took the 4 largest dies and cut out the pages, I then scored them down the middle and gave them a little bend. next I wrapped the pages around my rolling pin to give them some shape. I popped a couple of pieces of ribbon around the top two pages and made a bow to stick on the top, then decorated the ribbon with some matching flat backed pearls. Lastly I printed of some of the daisy embellishments from the CD and decorated the left hand page. All that is left to do now is to make a stand for the card.
Well that's one down only another 3 to make now, from Uncle, Brother and Mum.
Thank you for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.