Good morning blog friends! For my money, I think that the Ironwork dies by Spellbinders have one of the prettiest negative pieces left from cutting the die. I just marvel at the look of this die every time I cut it out. So it goes without saying that I have used it on more than one occasion in this way. However, if you need a quick card that is guaranteed to wow the recipient, I think this is the die to use. I am hoping that the card looks cream to you (but if it doesn't, just imagine it in cream, okay?) Once I cut the Ironwork Motif out of the centre of my cream card, I left it in place and lightly inked around it with Antique Linen distress ink to highlight the negative piece. I cut two of the ironwork corners and actually used them in the corners, adding a black rhinestone to cover the hole in the centre. I stamped my sentiment in black on one of the smaller Ironwork accent pieces and added some foam mounting to the back to raise it in the centre of the card. Next, I wrapped a length of the black crocheted ribbon around the back and secured the ends, then tied a nice big bow with another piece of it and added it to the front. Just a little cheater tip, if you do this as two separate pieces then add them together with a glue dot, it is so much easier than getting your bow to stay the way you want it when you have wrapped it around the card then tied the bow with the ends. I hope that makes sense? I added a cream button with some Bakers Twine (you can't have naked bows or naked buttons, now can you? LOL) I mounted a piece of black glitter card behind my cut out ironwork area, which of course you will have to imagine also since my photography skills are, well, let's just say, nonexistent to be polite. The entire piece was matted on to another piece of cream card that I pierced the edge with my Tim Holtz design piercing ruler. What a great tool! The card was finally matted on to black card and a couple of decorative pearl pins were added to complete the card. Sooooo easy and it looks great in any colour background you like.
And now for the winner of yesterday's comment game, I have randomly picked number 32 and that was the comment left by Toni!!!! Don't forget you must email me to claim your prize at firstname.lastname@example.org All for now, Sue x