OMW I am so late today – I’ve taken the day off work as the new back door is going in today woohoo (so I’ve been interfering downstairs …. as you do lol). It’s Lili of the Valley Challenge day today and the theme for the challenge is Thank You. I had this image already pre-coloured (which I don’t normally do, I much prefer to make my card then colour the image so I know the colours will match perfectly). Isn’t Emma Pot Plant just perfect for Thank You cards! The sentiment is from the Clear Additions also from Lili of the Valley
I got this stunning pack of paper a while back and found it yesterday when I was looking for something else. Don’t you just love it when that happens?? It’s called Nonna’s Garden by HOTP, I got it from Create and Craft. I don’t normally buy from them because I totally object to their postage charges but I made an exception when I saw the pack lol. And it was worth every penny!
The gorgeous Fretwork H eart die is new in stock from Go Kreate, the detail is just amazing. I was asked to test it out for them so it had a good old going over. I tried different card thickness up to 300gsm and the only card that I had to add extra shims (a couple of sheets of scrap card) for was the 300gsm to get a perfect cut. It comes in two pieces to so you can use the fretwork part to make a sort of fancy aperture. I loved the die so much I used it again on the inside.
Here’s a shot of the die, love it !
Emma Pot Plant has been coloured with Copics and I used:
Skin: E11, 00, 000, R20
Hair: E25, 23
Dress, hat, shoes: R30, 00, 000, 0000
Flowers & Present: R35, 32, 30
Dog: E19, 13, 02, 40
Dress: R32, 30, 00, 000, 0000
Bag and plant pot: E47, 44, 43, 42, 41, 40
The embellishments are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, loving the Made for You charm in gold. I struggle to find nice gold charms and even took to embossing them with gold embossing powder so was thrilled when I discovered these on their website :) The ribbon is their Silk Ribbon, love how the bows tie so perfect with this stuff. The flowers I used are tulips, sweetheart blossoms, 20mm rose and 40mm Hybrid Tea Rose.
I am going back downstairs to do a bit more annoying and interfering and will pop this card in my Etsy shop later today