Sunday, April 02, 2017
We had a wonderful time and lots of beautiful cards were created!!!
For my next card, I decided to feature decorative paper in hopes of reducing my stash!! Not even dented!!
I cut the decorative paper 3.75" x 5" and made two cuts - one in each direction and when the pieces were glued to the next layer it created a cross as the lower colour showed through. I discovered that once cut the pieces provide a puzzle to be solved before they can be glued in place!! I chose to layer my circle greeting over the intersection of the lines but the creative ones at class chose many more options in both the cutting and the layout of these cards!! The circle greetings were laser printed on white or ivory and punched with a 1.75" circle punch (SU). They were layered onto scalloped circles which were die cut from coordinating cardstock using my Nestibilities. I found most of these round greetings at Netty's cards. She has a really good variety and some for every occasion. The little turtle one is very cute and the floral element were found on line but I do not have a record of where I found them. Therese
this class I came across this beautiful handmade paper! It was very thick and therefore I set it aside because it would not glue well. Yesterday, I created a card with it. I cut the elements and stitched them in place instead of using glue. That works very well!! I love stitching handmade paper!! I stitched the center to the flower then the border to the background paper. I positioned the flower, situated the leaves and stitched them into place. I repositioned the flower and stitched all around the center to anchor it to the background. I positioned the greeting and stitched it into place as well. Lastly, I stitched this large element to the front of an ivory card!! LOVE IT!! Therese
For this set of cards I decided to continue the theme I started with my middle of the week class and feature my own handmade paper.
I created several focal elements - hearts, flowers, leaves and butterflies which were cut from coordinating handmade paper. The flower were embellished die cut centers, the hearts had an extra little heart cut from cardstock, the butteflies had tied cording which created a body and antennae and the leaves had knotted twine as an accent.
I really love handmade paper and am glad that I decided to check out the papers I had in my boxes. I will continue to feature handmade paper on my cards as time goes on!!! Will consider making more this summer when the weather outside is warm and sunny and the sheets can dry outside.
These two cards were created using the most beautiful card full of shimmery gold and roses!! I trimmed off the front and turn it over onto the back inside which had the stripes and that worked well for a background. For the first card, I created a focal element using a floral background from Artsy bee on Pixabay combining it with a vintage rose image from Clipartfox and a font greeting which I then printed it onto ivory cardstock. After trimming I layered it onto green. I glued the two layers of my background together, added a pink organza ribbon across the width and layered on my focal element with 3D foam tape. I tied on a short length of ribbon to the one on the card using a single knot to simulate a bow. I layered this large element to a pink card.
For my second card, I created the background with the ribbon in the same manner and glued it to a light pink card. The rose focal element I fussy cut from the front flap of the original card and glued it over the ribbon using 3D foam tape. I sponged the edges of a punchie greeting with green and pink and adhered it just below the focal element over the ribbon with 3D foam tape. Beautiful!!