Thursday, 31 July 2014

Vintage Floral Card

Nicky Hayden recently held a couple of workshops to make this beautiful card using the Vintage Floral collection from Crafters Companion and The Papermania Botanical collection. It has a beautiful timeless quality and would be gratefully received on any occasion!
6" Card blank and Envelope
Cream card 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Pink card 2 5/8" x 3 7/8"
Vintage Floral Paper 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Pink card 4" x 4"
Vintage Floral paper 1" x 6"
Vintage Floral paper 2" x 6"
2 large die cut flowers
2 medium die cut flowers
Lace, Bead String, Pearls & small Pearl Medallion
Victorian flower decals
Begin by embossing the front of the card blank with the Vintage Rose embossing folder and then edge with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.
Stamp the Red Rose Botanicals stamp from Papermania onto the small piece of cream card, colour with pencils, round the corners using a punch and mount onto the small piece of Pink card.
Now stick the 2" piece of paper about 1 inch from the bottom across the front of your card, then stick the large pink square centrally over this followed by the corresponding piece of Vintage Floral patterned paper.

Stick the lace across the first strip of paper and then attach the 1" paper strip to slightly overlap the top of the lace, trim the edges of any excess paper.
Use strong glue to attach the pearl strip across the join of the paper and lace.
Mount your stamped image using foam pads to the front of your card. Stamp a sentiment onto pink card use a distress ink to ink the edges, add pearls and mount onto the card.

To make your flower, spritz each of the die cut flowers with water, scrunch them up and spritz with a gold spritzing spray. Un scrunch them carefully and dry them with a heat tool (it's best to leave them to dry naturally if you have time).
When the flowers are dry stick them all together, add a pearl medallion to the centre and attach to your card.
Lastly attach a couple of Victorian flower decals to finish.
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Friday, 4 July 2014

What an Incredible, Awesome, Amazing Day!

This scrapbook page of my daughter was inspired by the beautiful Storyteller collection from Kaisercraft...I love the fresh vibrant colours that perfectly reflect the sheer joy on her little face in the photograph.
I created the patchwork effect by cutting different sizes of co-ordinating papers and attaching them to a plain white piece of cardstock...I then added faux stitching to enhance the homemade effect.

The paint effect was created using an ink spritzer...they are such fun to use and I love the shrieks and squeals from the ladies in my workshops when they are using them!! Doodling was added to the flags to further highlight the homemade theme.

 Kaisercraft sentiments are fab and this one, which I cut to fit,  is perfect for my layout...

I dusted off my Sew Easy tool to create the heart stitching, it's so easy to use and there is something quite satisfying about stitching on paper!

Stapled ribbons finish the layout.
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