Well it's been a day for celebration in our little corner over here and not just because of a certain Mr Murray and his amazing Wimbledon success - but something a little more local but just as much keenly sought after.
We have just heard that my partner's daughter has won a scholarship place which will enable her to take up her studies for a Law degree.
She had to submit a paper for consideration by a panel of judges.
In common with a lot of her friends as I understand it, it was definitely a case of 'Lastminute.com' - I think it was emailed in at 23:57 on the very last day possible, with the deadline being midnight .!
but.. to everyone's delight - she has just heard she has won first prize, her tution fees covered and a place on the course.
So couldn't let this pass without a Congratulations card in honour of the occasion, so had my first attempt at a 'criss-cross' card.
Must admit the designer series paper and the greeting I used for the middle of the card are long since retired - but these could easily be substituted for your own choice of both.
I made use of a few punches as well for layering up my rosette and was able to use the design of the paper to advantage, fussy cutting a piece using the extra-large scalloped circle punch.
Just one of the many things I love about Stampin Up - their products co-ordinate and work so well together without you having to indulge in any guesswork or trial and error.
And although I have used a particular tab punch for my greetings pull-out, (a punched circle folded in half and trimmed, would yield a similar result I think) and to add just a little bit of interest I embossed the middle of the card as well.
...and of course every girl likes a little bit of bling, so finished off the rosette with a small rhinestone, having first pierced round the outer layer and propped the whole thing up on dimensionals.
and finally to make sure it actally stood up, I just fashioned a litte 'z' stand out of some spare card stock for the back of the card.
... and speaking of greetings - don't forget the 25 % offer on now for 3 of your favourite sets
Things you need to make this card:
Stamp set: A set of your choice
Inks: Real Red
Cardstock and paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, DSP of your choice
Punches: Scallop Circle punches, circle punch,1" square punch for notching the 'ribbon' tails
Other essentials, Piercing tool and mat, Stampin Up dimensionals, Tombow adhesive, square lattice embossing folder .
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happy to answer any questions you have - if you would like to find out more or would like to place an order you can email me or phone me on 01438 820829
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