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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

52CC week 11 - something old, new, borrowed and blue

The prompt for week 11 is the saying "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue".

The 'old' for both these cards was that they both have a previously prepared base - the inked and stamped background for the Christmas card and the embossed card blank, doily plus flower on the Mother's Day card.  For 'new' I used some newly bought pearls for both.  The 'blue' is self explanatory :-)  'Borrowed'... well I will have to resort to 'borrowing ' inspiration from the prompt!

I layered up various die-cut mats on the Christmas card - the base one is from Joy Crafts, the doily mats are Dienamics and the plain circle is a Woodware punch.  The stamped and embossed sentiment is a Technique Tuesday stamp, I think.  The snowflakes are done with a Martha Stewart punch, that's also 'new'!

For the Mother's Day card, I punched out a plain circle and ran it through the Big Shot in a spotty embossing folder.  Then I die-cut the banners (Dienamics) then added the sentiment and pearls.  I am not sure whether I am completely happy with this one, I think the big flower unbalances it a bit, but maybe it will grow on me!


  1. Oh they are both gorgeous! Love the overall look of them - awesome stuff!