I used some corrugated cardboard from some packaging as the base part of my card. When I removed the upper brown paper from the cardboard I left just a few small pieces of the paper on there for a little extra interest.
The basket weave piece is made using a mix of acrylic paint and texture paste wiped thickly over a stencil
I've also added some metal elements and some lovely soft velvet to the Texture medley ;)
Materials and Tools
Smooth White square card blank
Materials and Tools
Corrugated card from packaging
Green Pink, White and Diamond White Bazzill card (flowers)
Acrylic paint (Fresco Finish)
Velvet ricrac trim, Green sating ribbon
Dragonfly metal charm and circular metal clip
Homemade sentiment sticker
Basketweave Stencil (Crafter's Workshop)
Flower punch (Xcut)
Tiny Butterfly from Butterfly Trio (Memory Box)
Leaf Swirls (Spellbinders)
I love the cherry blossom style flowers that came in a DT box ages ago - but my supply is dwindling now. I had a hunt around on the web and found large packs for a pretty good price - if you wanted 60 of a single colour. then I found small packs but not so much colour choice and in packs of about 10 for around half the price of the 60s!
So I wondered about making my own, and realized that I had the right shapes flower punch (though very slightly smaller) and also some stamens - though they were bright white and pearlised which I don't particular;y like so I dipped a load of the stamen ends in some Vanilla Acrylic paint and left them to dry,
A bit of inking and shaping with ball ended embossing tools and here's what I ended up with
I'm quite chuffed because now I can have whatever colour I want to match my project. I'll probably make a template to cut very slightly bigger petals on my Silhouette, then cut a batch in white and one in pale cream so that I can just ink them to the colours I want. If I can source some nicer stamens I'll be able to make these really quickly - I'm not keen on hanging around waiting for stuff to dry!
Our fabulous Design Team have made some stunning cards this week - they always do! You can check them out HERE. I hope you'll join in with our challenge this week, I'd love to see what you make - even if I can't test the touchy feeliness of it!
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