Thursday, 26 April 2012

A bit of a strange one today! I was asked by a colleague to make an engagement card for her sister and when I asked what she wanted she said 'Tacky' (very quickly followed by the statement - I know you don't do tacky!) This was then changed to 'anything a bit over the top will be fine'. Now regular visitors to my blog will know very well that I don't do 'over the top' either so this was going to be very difficult. Having finished a card which I thought was a bit OTT I actually quite like the finished effect so I'm not too sure the recipient will but this is about as far as I could go!
I started with a DL card blank made with Cherry Cobbler and matted on a piece of the shiny spotty DSP from Holly Berry Speciality (which has not surfaced since Christmas). I then took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and punched three sets of hearts with the Heart of Hearts punch and tied a knot of Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding around one end before fixing onto the DSP. I punched one of the largest hearts in Cherry Cobbler and layered a Very Vanilla heart, which had been run through the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, on top and fixed this onto the card with a dimensional. You won't recognise the sentiment yet, but watch out for some brand new SU products coming very soon.
Don't forget that none of the items in the Spring Mini will be available after 30th April so you only have a few days left to get anything you really want before it goes.


  1. I really like it! It shows how versatile this dsp is, too. It took a while to realise I was looking through the very vanilla to the dsp underneath.

  2. I think you've done very well on your brief and I'm sure it will be loved. I love the design of the punched out hearts. x

  3. What a lovely engagement card Margaret, I like the way you have offset the feature heart and added the bling; so pretty ! Have a good day !
    Jane x

  4. Lol, you've done great Margaret, a bit dotty but still CAS and stylish. Love the row of hearts.xx

  5. I'm sure she'll love it Margaret even though it's definitely NOT tacky! It's a super card and I love the way the spots show through the hearts :) Sarah x

  6. I think this is a lovely card Margaret but not tacky, as requested. In fact it's quite the opposite and I'm sure the people receiving it will think its fantastic. I don't have that heart punch but like it a lot, I'll have to add it to my wish list!

    Have a good day. Rach xx


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