If love is blind, then why is lingerie so popular?

If love is blind ... why is lingerie so popular?
If love is blind … then why is lingerie so popular?

I had so much fun making this card.  It’s a large 8″x8″ card, made on white cardstock.  The pink, rose and printed papers (at the two corners) are all papers which came free with magazines a while back;  and the gold mirror board and flat gold card (die cut into a rectangle doily) were from my scraps drawer!

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I’m very much a thrifty crafter and won’t waste great papers if I can save them – so where I knew I wanted to curl back I simply used a large triangle of paper to cover the corners of the base white card.  ↑

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The sentiment was stamped onto gold card and embossed in black.  I felt that it needed more importance, so choose to use one of a selection of light-weight wooden frames – this one is warmer to look at than the photo shows.

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I stamped out the basque ↑ onto the same colour of pink paper as the backing paper, embossed it and then attached it to a little hand-made, wire coat hanger.  I punched a hole in the rectangular doily and ‘hung’ the basque from it.

If you look closely at the basque in the photo above ↑ you might be able to see that I used a white pen in places.  This was to place ‘light’ in the places that natural light would have fallen on parts of the basque in real life.  The ribbons, the seams, bits of the lace, etc etc.

6 LoveI stamped peacock feathers ↑ over the paler of the pink backing pages, and embossed them with a pale pink, twinkly embossing powder.  In the photo above you can see the embossed feathers.  (I was checking the page for placement of the basque on the doily to make sure that it would look right.) ↑

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Added roses in three shades, and some sprigs of a lilac type flower in white and pink. ↑

 

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Close up photographs ↑ of the corners ↑ which were curled back so that you can see the patterned paper underneath and the two different colours of pink papers.

Although I’d  curled and glued corners I wasn’t entirely convinced that the glue would hold, so I chose a large, warm pink brad for each corner to pin the paper in place.12 love

I attached the rectangle doily, which I’d die cut on my Ebosser, to a piece of gold mirror board, then cut around the doily so that the mirror board fitted the doily exactly.  Everything was then fixed in place, and voila!  One more card added to the pile for charity.

I had lots of fun making this card and loved the way it’s turned out.  Hope you like it too.

Have a truly lovely Sunday all!

Sending love out into the ethernet  –  so grab some as it flies by!

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With Love in Powder Blue ~ an elegant handmade card.

 

a more elegant card  handmade by Cobwebs
a more elegant card
handmade by Cobwebs

I have this love affair going on with the colour Teal at the moment, and when I saw this beautiful, teal, velvet ribbon on sale at a haberdashery local to where I live I was shocked to find that some just jumped into my basket – where it promptly held me to ransom until I’d bought 5 metres of it.  [tsk tsk.  what an absolutely shocking way for ribbon to behave!]

Made on white cardstock which has a very slightly hammered texture to it.  The powder blue edge strip along the fold line, was made using a Spellbinders Classic Petal Edgeabilities die; and the central circular, lacey type die cut, which includes the sentiment  ‘With Love’, was made using a Tonic Indulgence Semi Circle (item number: 471e).  The powder blue  card which I used for the die cuts was a huge sized piece of random card which I’ve had for ever!

Of course me being me  . . there had to be a little surprise waiting on the inside. . .

With Love in Powder Blue close up of tag inside.

I made an insert from papers which had a sort of heavenly, cloudy effect – added another Spellbinders Edgeabilities die cut (from the same set) and made the little tag from some printed papers which I think I got free with a magazine a while ago, which I mounted onto a piece of the powder blue cardstock which all the die cuts were cut from.  But this time, instead of the velvet ribbon (which would have been too thick and substantial to use on this tag) I used a short length of teal Rayon Seam Binding. (American Seam Binding).

With Love in Powder Blue Inside tag

I don’t normally make ‘elegant’ cards.  I’m more the fun, shabby chic, steam punk, vintage type of card maker, so this card really was a step out of my comfort zone.  But I like the way it turned out.  Less is more really worked for this card.

Whoops – nearly forgot  … the flowers on the front are all from Anna Marie Designs, who you can find on this clickable link:  

Welcome

Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to have a read.  Please have a look around while you’re here.  There are lots of categories (see the menu over to the right – you might have to scroll up to see all the categories) where I hope you’ll find something you like.

Have a really lovely rest of your day all.

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A Thank you from The Cobweborium Emporium

*Toadstool Toots* ~ Saturday’s Superduper Sweety! ~

* Toadstool Toots * Saturdays Superduper Sweetie!
* Toadstool Toots *
Saturdays super-duper Sweetie!

Meet  Toadstool Toots.  Isn’t she just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen sitting on a Toadstool?!

To Create:   Die cut a 6 x 6″ card with a Scallop edge on three sides.  I used some polka dot card from a range sold by  Anna Marie Designs  which I again scalloped using a die in my Big Shot machine.    I keep all my dies in die cut folders on magnetic sheets and I can’t quite remember who made this particular set of scallop dies, but looking at it I’m going to guess that it’s  Spellbinders.

*Toadstool Toots* is a little girl from an Art Pad selection of images, from a range by Lili of the Valley .     She isn’t named Toots by LotV – I christened her that, and it seemed to suit her!  

I then die cut Toadstool Toots, again with a scalloped die,  but this time a smaller size,  so that she matt and layered onto the card nicely.

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Toadstool Toots at The Cobweborium Emporium

I wanted to ‘lift’  the picture a little so applied some Anita’s 3-d Clear Gloss to the toadstool which Toots is sat on, to give it a plumpcious look, and also gloss it so that it picked up the light and glinted.  I stamped a tiny tag (a simple hand cut tag from a bit of card) and 3-d Glossed that too.  Once these were dry I finished off the card with a ribbon bow and added some candy dots on each corner.

The die cut vines were made using a Marianne die on some cardstock which I’d got lying around in my ‘leftovers’ draw.  A crafter never throws anything away – especially not cardstock!

It never fails to amaze me how much of these bits of left-over paper and card that I actually do use.  I will frequently poke around the drawer to find a bit of something in the right colour, rather than use a brand new bit of card or paper.

Lili of the Valley do have an angel policy, so if you decide to buy their pads from looking at this card, then please make yourself aware of their policy before buying, so that you know how many cards you’re allowed to make and sell, and also the other guidelines which they have as a company.  They have their Angel Policy on their website (clickable link above – their website will open in a new window).

Their  art pads are great quality and the card stock they’re printed on is excellent.

Anna Marie Designs ~ I’ve bought from Anna Marie several times and always find that she has some quite affordable, different embellishments than I see on the high street.  There is a clickable link in her name above.

*Toadstood Toots* at The Cobweborium Emporium
*Toadstool Toots*
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The Cobweborium Emporium

Thanks for visiting and spending a few minutes with Toadstool Toots.   She’s as cute as a button and I love her to pieces.  

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