A group I belong to called ''Pennyflowers'' have been doing a challenge for those that wanted to, on making an opulent card with Sue Wilson die cuts that our leader Angie had sent out to us. We didn't know what we were going to get, all we had to do, was tell her what our favourite colours for cards were, and what if any of the Sue Wilson dies we had ourselves, so that she didn't double up on anything. Well a wonderful packet arrived in the mail, and in it was these lovely pavo gemini border dies some cut into cream or mauve card, and some cut away as separate pieces, a whole packet of the beautiful open and complete Camellia petals from the finishing touches collection, some laurel leaves also from that collection, and a lattice and lace striplet die cut and backing piece, and some bow pieces. So there is quite a few die pieces to make a variety of cards. I decided to go with the pavo gemini die pieces that were cut into the cream card, as she had also included a mat piece in the mauve as well. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the middle part of the card, as I wanted it to be beautifully opulent as Sue Wilson cards are, so I finally decided on doing the background from the Austrian collection, as I already had it, and thought it fitted into the size of the card very well. I decided I needed to do some paper piercing as all Sue Wilson cards should have, but there wasn't enough room with the mats that I had, but I did have room to do them top and bottom of the background die, so I decided to do that. I coloured the centre of the complete camellia flower dies mauve and then put the open petals on top to add some lightness and delicacy. Finally I made one of the paper bows that also came with the die cuts and put it into the bottom corner. Some pearls to finish it off.
I hope Angie is happy with what I have made, you never quite know what someone has in mind when they set challenges like this. I love it, and am very happy with it.