Hey!! How are you dear readers? I have had a great day in my 'craft studio' and made this card for a friend of mine who is a tailoress - for all the major posh shops in London. After some discussion with Anna and Kim about the Grand Nesties, I have used the largest one I have. I have not used them before as 1. I would have to make an envelope!!! and 2. I didn't think this shape would stand up on a mantelpiece. But Kim puts a smaller card on the back and all seems well. This shape obviously wouldn't stand up the other way though. Well as this was so huge, I went mad and put everything I have on it. I don't know if it's a hell of a mess or a good card. You decide.
I added distress inks and then embossed the card with the swirl. Then I stamped the images and heat embossed them. I took some of the colour out with thin bleach. Then for some unknown reason, to fill out the spaces I guess - I used a Versamark pad and stamped the same images in the holes. Still not content - I stamped the words everywhere. I cut out the whorly bits and added gems. Then I had a lie down.
And yes, I made a blinking envelope. She'd better keep this for the rest of her life!!
I am a dog lover and a crafter and took early retirement after a thirty year career. I now work part time driving school children to and from a school in Surrey. I have been married to my husband Mike for twenty years and we currently live near Epsom in Surrey. I pass my days walking dogs in a voluntary capacity for The Cinnamon Trust, making greeting cards, meeting friends and socialising.