Put a ring on it today with the Creation Station Design Team. We could be talking Engagements and Weddings or we could be simply talking Belly Bands. Take a look to check out the variety.
The talented Elizabeth Price will have no doubt shared something truly inspirational before me. Her work is just beautiful. If you’ve hopped over from her or joined the hop here, then welcome … you’re in for a treat.
It was tempting to go down the route of Engagement for me. Ten years ago this year, hubby asked me to move in with him, but I politely declined. I didn’t want to move in, see how things went, for me to move again, it would require more. A friend, proud of my reply, simply started to sing the line from Beyoncés song ‘Single Ladies’ of “if you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it …. ” It’s stuck with me ever since. Needless to say, a month later and hubby said he couldn’t let me slip through the net, so proposed.
Well, today, I decided NOT to go down the engagement route, but that of a Belly Band. I thought I’d give you a sneak peek from the upcoming Mini Catalogue due out early January and go Tropical.
I’ve teamed up two stamp sets, Tropical Chic from our Annual Catalogue and the new Timeless Tropical set. Hibiscus Flowers, Palm Trees and Pineapples, this set is quite simply paradise. The base card is a simple DL Gate Fold that I’ve added matting layers to. To create that mottled effect of the stamped leaves, I used the Baby wipe Technique with the following Ink Refill colours.
I’m loving the new rustic braided burlap, so decided to create my Belly Band with it. To help it slide, I first created a band from crumb cake cardstock and stuck the burlap to it. This gave a great base for me to anchor the focal point to.
A punchy hot pink flower was most fitting for the recipient this is intended for, so Melon Mambo it had to be.
The flower was stamped using Versamark before being White Heat Embossed and watercoloured Melon Mambo. I wanted the centre of the flower to stand out a little, so coloured in some Basic Pearls with a Daffodil Delight Blends Pen. This helped add height and further texture. The die-cut leaves and small flowers came from the ‘In The Tropics Dies’ that coordinate with the Timeless Tropical Set.
I put a ring on it, but you slide it off to reveal the centre of the card and a lovely opening to a simple Birthday sentiment. This style of card is like opening a gift in itself and the ideal way of presenting vouchers, a ticket or suchlike.
I wonder what the lovely Sara Levin, who I feel sure will offer us all some fabulous inspiration.
Enjoy the rest of the hop and the rest of the weekend. Thanks for hopping by today.
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