Good morning one and all. Hope that life is treating you well.
Well, I have made attempts at the pilates and boy do you know you have done it. I decided to do arm, shoulder and neck exercises as I thought that would be less effort. . . . . . . hahaha, how wrong was I ? Felt great afterwards, after doing what seemed like basic stretches but by bed time, I felt like I had been in the ring with Mike Tyson. Heaven knows what you feel like when you've done a full program of it. Perhaps I ought to stick with my old theory that exercise is bad for your health lol !!! I'm sure that I will get used to it in time.
Now for today's card, I have kind permission from Mr Duck to show his Valentine card that I made for him.
Its an 8x8 card base cut from an A3 sheet of white card from Lime Tree Crafts. I cut the largest of the Sissix Heart dies from the front of the card to give an aperture.
Then I cut slightly smaller layers in red PMD card and one of the papers from the Home For Christmas pack (One of our John's favourite packs. . . . . . .in fact, I think he now owns the entire European stock of these paper packs hahaha!!!) as it had all these lovely hearts on it. I stuck this to the red layer, measured it against the base card to line up the heart die to cut through this too.
I cut two smaller hearts from more red card and then cut the SB Medallions One from the centre of them. I then ran them through a Crafts Too Hearts embossing folder. I then stuck them back to back with invisible thread, top and bottom.
The top layers were then foam padded to the base card, lining up the apertures and attaching the invisible thread between the layers so that the red heart dangles and swivels in the aperture.
The flower is made from several hearts cut from the smallest die in the heart set and then all glued together, overlapping and a Creative Expressions pearl in the centre. The flourishes are from the SB Jewel Flowers and Flourishes set.
The final piece de resistance is the wonderful Hobbycutz "Love" cut out, sent to me by my mui buen amigo John. I had been saving it for Mr Duck's card and I love it (pardon the pun) It started life a sort of burnt brown colour (I'm sure that there's a more technical, if not more flattering term for it) so I daubed it with a Dovecrafts red pigment ink pad and heat embossed it with Cosmic Shimmer clear embossing powder. I then glued it to the card.
I like the effect the embossing has achieved.
Mr Duck was very pleased with his card but I think he was more pleased with his huge box of Thornton's chocolates and assorted bags of nuts (don't ask but I do mean the edible ones).
Some cards you make just make you grin from ear to ear don't they chaps? This made me grin and I hope it makes you smile too.
Thhaaaaaaats all folks, have a great day.