I have some fun spring inspiration up over on the Papermilldirect blog showing you how I made this fun card to welcome in the Spring. Head on over to see how I made it. Super simple, and a great one for using up those scraps – you know that is my favourite crafty past time!
I made this card for a couples recent engagement. I think the image works perfectly for it! I coloured the image using Inktense pencils. It can’t really be seen in the photo but the rose has glitter all over it, in real life it shimmers and sparkles subtly which looks great.
I die cut the image out and used some basic grey papers for the rest of the card. The corner die cuts and the fancy die cut in behind the image are from a new spellbinders set I go from a great friend at Christmas (thank you Katie!!). I finished the card off with some seam binding and a banner for the sentiment and some pearls.
Thanks for stopping by today, hope your week is going well…and fast! Roll on the weekend!!
This week at Paper Play Challenges the theme is Chipboard – use chipboard on your project. We are kindly sponsored by Crafty Cutting. It is not actually my turn to play along with the design team this week, but I had this adorable mini album from Crafty Cutting so I just couldn’t resist!
I painted it pink and used some old Basic Grey papers to decorate it with, along with some flowers and embellishments. I have yet to add a title on it however. I covered the inside pages in a similar manner matting the BG papers in the centre. I also added some tags and extra non chipboard pages too. Very cleverly I forgot to take more pictures though
Make sure to check out the rest of the design teams creations, I love all the variety you can get with chipboard!
The sketch challenge over at Skipping Stones Designs had me stumped for a bit. All those squares, no square punch or die and I lack the ability to draw and cut out tonnes of squares. My mojo was packing its bags and walking out the door refusing to play along. It threw me a parting shot as it was on its way out – ‘If you had of used circles I would have played along’.
So I promptly pulled out my sole circle punch and begged Mr.Mojo to come back. (Does everyone else consider their mojo male? I think there is plenty of evidence to say it is – stubborn, cranky when you ask it to do something, packs up and walks out when you need it most, lazy at times and leaves a mess everywhere it works!). Right enough ranting, here are the results of Mr.Mojo and I kissing and making up!
I used kraft card as the base and some basic grey purple paper. I punched the circles on a purple card stock and stamped the butterflies from the Dandelion Dreams SSD set. I used the Sentiment Frames set for the sentiment and frame, cut it out and adhered with dimensional foam. Everything was stamped in teal ink, the photo doesn’t pick that up great though I hand cut a butterfly and gave it a pattern using the Grunge SSD set and added some ribbon and purple gems and popped it up on dimensional foam.
My craft desk is currently covered in scraps from the super Crafty Alley September kit. I hate wasting scraps so I decided to make a card to use some of them up. The scraps lent themselves perfectly to making flowers. I love the Basic Grey papers in this kit – they are like a little ray of sunshine on a rainy day. Literally – as I was making this it was lashing rain! It just so happens that this meets the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room which is Tags. Im off to enter it over there. Thanks for stopping by, I hope the weather is better where ever you are viewing from!!