This card is another that was featured proudly (look at it puffing out its chest) in this month's Create and Craft magazine.
It is a complex little character although not instantly recognisably so... oh dear, you would think I was discussing some fine wines... No, but a fine card it is! I have another picture and you may see from it why it is more complicated than first thought:
- I started by taking a Dawn Bibby stamp and stamping her flower image and leaves all over a piece of A5 card. I stamped a few extra onto a scrap piece and cut them all out and inked them, I took the smaller size and stamped another three and cut and inked them too. I curled the edges glued them and left them aside.
- Then I inked the stamped page and using a water brush took some extra ink and coloured in the edge of the flowers and some leaves too. I attached my acetate to the A5 card and took some purple Papermania Capsule collection paper edged the side and covered the working edge of the card too.
- I measured a smaller piece of card for the front middle panel and inked it a lot, I then stamped on my same flowers and coloured them as before, then took the flowers I had made and curled and attached them to the newly stamped ones and found something pretty for the middles. I had cut a pretty wavy edge on this card which was of course the unpearlised side of centura pearl, Anyone who knows me knows I love to use the back of this to stamp and the ink blends so perfectly on this too.
- I used four sparkly Brads to attach this to the front of the acetate card. Then I needed to cover this on the inside, so I took a matching piece of paper and covered the inside. I stamped out the sentiment, and inked the edges to match and attached this too.
- My ribbon was an ivory/cream colour so I inked this too and dried it carefully as I didn't want it to wrinkle or burn. I wrapped my card with it and added sparkly pins to the knot. I matted and layered sentiment for the front of the card and the cover on the back was my last touches.