The photo has turned out a bit dark but the card itself is really lovely with all the Want2Scrap Diamante on it.
The Decorative Hatpin was created by me and the pins ... complete with end protectors are from the Sparkles Group
You can also get the pins with a charm loop on the end now and that is extra special.
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The one used here is the Floral Burst
I have used foam pads in between each layer to give height and added a gemstone to the centre part.
The background has been embsosed and the lacy border is from the Persian Accents.
I have pierced around the edge of the card and used mounting tape in between these layers too.
And this is how I have created a stand for the back of the card to enable it to stand freely ... and eliminate the need for an insert.
You can do this with many of the dies that you may have ... Labels or in this case I have just used the Scalloped Rectangles in two different sizes.
It is very easy to do and makes all your cards free standing without any fuss.... but having said that I like the look of the card stand that Marie-Louise is using for the cards on her blog. Pop over and take a look ... it's gorgeous.
I found several designs for the stands on Ebay ... and so I just had to order one .... well you do don't you ????