Wednesday, 31 August 2016

NBUS Challenge 7

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.
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  1. Wow!! Stunning card, so beautiful!!

  2. This is gorgeous Sue, such a fabulous design and you've used the beautiful daisies from my favourite CD.
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  3. Absolutely gorgeous Sue. Now how are you going to top that! Barbxx

  4. I just Love this gorgeous creation, the colours are just spectacular...beautiful.
    Have a great weekend...again, the days are just flying...

  5. This is gorgeous Sue. The flowers look really beautiful and I love the dimension that you've given them. I have made many cards similar to this one over the years using the Bookatrix, and so I know just how much work goes into them. You've done a wonderful job here and I'm sure that your card will be treasured. Have a lovely weekend, Sandra x

  6. Mollie is one lucky girl!! She will certainly treasure this incredible work of art! It's utterly breathtaking, Sue! Good job freeing that NBUS from the cupboard and thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Hey, guess what? A friend told me a get-around way to join your blog! (By the way, congratulations on almost hitting 100!!) I don't show up at the beginning with my photo like I usually do; I show up in the back with no face. But that's okay as long as it let me follow! Yay!

  8. Gorgeous card Sue with so much detail! , great to use some of that NBUS! Cheers, xxx


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