It's been a while - been busy graduating with a Masters Degree, having a big birthday, Christmas and joining Stampin Up!
My kit arrived a week ago and I couldn't wait to dig in a get started. I was really excited about the trimmer as this was going to allow me to cut inside the edges of the paper which will extend the projects I can do. Hence this first card - I have wanted to make one of these for ages but having a guillotine would not allow me to do it.
I could only chose one colour with Whisper White so as its almost valentines day I decided to go with Cherry Cobbler because I thought that the Lotus Blossom stamp would look like a rose bud. The Lotus Blossom stamp set is a free off at the moment with Stampin up - it is part of the 'Sale-A-Bration promotion - when you spend £45 you get to choose one item in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue free. If you are interested in buying any of the product please leave a comment and I will direct you to my website.
I had to adapt the measurements I found as they were for 6x12 and I had A4 sheet - so I recalculated to fit the dimensions of A4. I cut the A4 sheet down - see picture below for measurements - score lines and cut lines:
I used Cherry Cobbler card stock for the actual card but that would not have shown up very well in the picture! Then I worked out the dimensions of the mats for the decoration, here is another picture to show the dimensions of these:
I will post the video here when its uploaded to YouTube - it went a bit funny in places so I need to edit it again ;-(