Congratulations

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My mum’s friend has got engaged. This is her third marriage. Mum wanted a card, but one which wasn’t overly ‘love is forever, isn’t this wonderful’ in manner. A difficult task.

I love the ‘Congratulations to you’ sentiment from Craftwork Cards’ Heritage Rose collection because it’s so versatile, and this seemed as fitting occasion to use it again.

Because I was using a simple sentiment, I either wanted to make a very complex, detailed card to frame it, or to keep the whole theme simple, letting the paper and sentiment do the work.

I used:
Craftwork  Cards Heritage Rose collection
Mint green mirri card from Create and Craft
Fushia pink pearlescent card from Create and Craft
7×7 square white card blank
Glossy Accents

How to:
1) Mat a piece of the turquoise paper with flowers across top and bottom from Heritage Rose 6×6 paper pad onto a piece of mint green mirri card 16×16 cm and attach to card front.
2) Cut two squares from the peach floral paper from Heritage Rose 6×6 paper pad, each measuring 3×3 cm. Attach one 1cm in from left, 5.3cm from top on left of card front. Attach the other 6.5cm in from right edge, 5.3 cm up from bottom edge.
3) Mat the ‘congratulations to you’ sentiment onto a piece of pink pearlescent card 6.2x3cm. Use 3d foam pads to attach this over the two peach squares, so around 1cm of peach can be seen to each edge.
4) Use glossy accents to highlight the flowers on the sentiment

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