Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Diva Red

 I don't normally get to any of the Diva Red workshops, but did manage the morning last Saturday, and these cards are the result.
I had to scan them both, as the weather is too lousy for the camera - and the birdcage is meant to be hanging straight down, not squiffy, but I ran out of patience fiddling with the scanner!
The birdcage was Moira's card, and took quite a time to do - and I don't think she has recovered yet from seeing that I did what I was told to do! (mind you, the fact that this session was held in the village hall and all Moira's stash was not available probably had a lot to do with that). it started out as a triple fold card, and the first double fold was cut using a spellbinder die and a grand caliber - this suffered from cutting through 2 layers of heavyweight card, so much so that it got really hot, and will probably have to end up in diecut hospital - which definitely took musclepower.
The front of the card and the insert were both stamped with a Clarity leafy swirl stamp, with a greeny embossing powder used on the front and perfect pearls on the insert. Birdcage was a Marianne die, butterflies spellbinders embossed with an embossabilities stencil, not sure where the swirl die came from. Hopefully Moira will blog the correct details sometime
Janet's contribution was the Christmas card using a Clarity stamps - the colour combination was right up my street, and it would be a very easy card to batch make; details are on Janet's blog, so you are spared my version of how to!


  1. I particularly like the striking effect of the first one's colours - the gold with the aqua & black softened by the pale blues - wonderful.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Two beautiful cards, love the birdcage with the butterflies. Hugs x ChrisB

  3. Sounds as if you had a good time - two lovely cards as a result so can't be bad. Especially like the birdcage one.

  4. Nice to have you along Veronica - and you did what you were told!

  5. Two beautiful cards, the birdcage looks great with the butterflies and the lovely colour combination, and I love the traditional colours and super pudding stamp on the Christmas card.
    Jean x


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