Well, the weather is getting better - we've even been HOT in craft central (aka the conservatory). Crafting in the sunshine, with the doors open, and the apple blossom and the bluebells at their loveliest - what could be better?
My lovely friend June lent me this gorgeous Sue Wilson filigree die for club use, so feeling summery, I went for a sunshiny gold. I found some fab paper in my stash (a bit like patterned vellum) and decided to layer it over gold mirri card for a subtle gold. I love the effect behind the fancy die.
The frame and matting layers were made with the ever-useful Spellbinders matting basics, but as it's a big card (A5) we had to emboss the background old style, with a bit of ball tool and scoreboard action.
The flowers are Sue Wilson, open and solid petal dies. We made the solid flowers from more of the 'frosted gossamer paper' (well that's what it says on the packet) I think they look really pretty and delicate.
I went with a basic birthday greeting, but I think this would make a pretty card for a wedding, anniversary or even a 'thinking of you' so I hunted out lots of stamps that fit the oval so people could choose their own sentiment.
Here are some close ups, but I still haven't managed to capture the subtle sheen of this frosted paper.
Happy sunny crafting