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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Monday 20 March 2023

First Day of Spring

Well, it's officially the Vernal Equinox today and the first day of Spring. Noone told the weather though and it's raining here. 

My card today uses the Irresistible Blooms Suite collection and the die on the edge panel really makes me think of the rain on the windows of my craft room.

My thanks go to Sue Campfield for her Flying Finch fold that I used for the card. I have a real weakness for fancy folds - just in case you hadn't noticed, and this one stands really well. I just realised it's all F-s; Flying Finch made with Flirty Flamingo card! I just love the pretty colour and how well it shows off the DSP . The 3D embossing folder Ive used comes from the new Basic trio set. This one with the cross-hatching is lovely. 


Cut the card a little larger than requires, spritz with water before embossing and leave to dry. Them cut card to size. There is so much 3d dimension that it makes the card shrink a little and I might be a little OCD but I prefer it all to match in size. 

I used the Multi-purpose wet glue throughout as I find it easier to line up layers with a little slippage time. I adhered the die-cuts with a tiny dab on the back of the dots and used a scrap of card with smear of glue  to get under the strands. Wow! All tips today!! 

Thanks so much for joining me. 

Lesley x

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Products used:

Hello Irresistible suite collection  #161154 

Flirty Flamingo card  #141421

Basic white  card  #15922

3D basic embossing folder  set #161598

Paper trimmer #152392    Id be lost without this !!!! 

Simply shammy to clean stamps #147042

Paper snips scissors  #103579

Multi purpose liquid glue #154974


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