Wednesday, 26 May 2010


Hey Blogland, how's things where you are today? I hope the weather is a little better than it is here! Looks like traditional British Bank Holiday weather is on it's way!! Late May, erm feels more like late October!! As it's Pinnacle Crafts Club Members Weekend this weekend there have been lot's of things to do in preparation but I did manage to sit down and have a little creative time this week.And here is a project I came up with. Hope you enjoy it..I took a 5" x 5" piece of Pink Mirror cardand placed it colour side down onto a Martha Stewart Scoring Boardso that when I embossed the lines they would be raised on the coloured side.. I.E Embossed as opposed to debossed..Any Scoring Board you have would be suitable or even an Embossing Tool, a Ruler and a Foam Mat.. Whatever works for you..I counted 13 lines in from each side and then made a quarter turn and repeated the 13 lines.This made a criss cross pattern on the outer squaresand I then went over the inner squares, just embossing to the 13th line to complete the effect and leaving a plain square in the centre of the card.I liked the effect but wanted to add something to the edges, so using the Martha Stewart Quilted Corner and Border Punches.I firstly punched my cornersand then completed the around the page effect with the Quilted Border Punch.I punched a flower in Red Mirror card using the Martha Stewart Pop Up Water Lily Punch.. Make sure when using this Punch that you have your card stock upside down as the Punch pushes the petals of the flower downwards.I also cut a couple of leaves from the MS Frond Punch and adhered them to the Red Flower.I cut out a few leaves using the X Cut Beech Leaf Punch. You just gotta love these punches, they not only punch, but emboss at the same time. How cool is that!!
Finally mounting all of the pieces onto some embossed Silver Mirror card and adding a few gemsand a simple sentiment to complete the project..
So there you have it. I hope it will give you a little bit of inspo to come up with a project of you own..
So if you are coming to the Club Members Weekend this weekend I'll see you there, and if not, I'll see you soon in Blogland...
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  1. Morning Andy, from a very hot and sunny South of France.......sorry!.... I'm so glad I have the quilting punch on order, for when I return, can't wait to get started, and will be using your ideas for inspo! Thanks for another quality card. All best wishes for CMW this week....luv French Lin....xx...

  2. I love your embossing idea!!! You made an awesome and very shiny card :)

  3. Andy
    WOW!!! I love what you have done with this card both with the colors and the mirror paper.

  4. What a fab card Andy - love those punches. Good job it is members weekend LOL

    Toni :o)

  5. wooohooo Andy this is well nice! I can't wait to get an MS score board, I've been making myself wait til CMW and now I know why.... because I know I will use it after seeing this card. Well done, nice fresh idea. The plus is I already have the water lily punch from last CMW so now well, I just have to have the Quilted punches don't I!!!!

    Seeya tomorrow

    Renee xx