Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bluesday Tuesday

My card today uses the April LO from The Sketch File - which has one of my favourite design elements as a feature.  There is nothing like a swirl or a flourish to add a bit of dimension or movement to a card.  I usually only add the minimum of glue when I use a swirl, so that the rest of curls and strands can stand free of the card.
I bought this die set a few months ago and haven't really used it much, so it was good to give it an outing for this one

White square card blank, other card all Bazzill 

To begin with I used the die which only cuts the fancy pattern (doesn't cut the entire shape out) to cut the detail pattern from my white card blank
Next I cut the larger plain shape from a panel of blue card; I adhered the cut out shape to the inside of the card, to show through the holes, and the blue panel was fixed over the top, raised on chipboard for more dimension.

(Sue Wilson "Hollywood" die set - Creative Expressions)

I cut our rough circles from various scraps of blue card to make the rolled roses, then used the same shades of card to cut a few flourishes to set the roses on

(Curly Swirlies die set - Taylored Expressions)

The sentiment is a homemade decal sticker on white card, then matted onto a die cut banner

(Decal paper from Crafty Computer Paper
Tag and Banner die set  - Creative Dies, CraftStashUK)

Finishing touches; various sizes and shade for blue flat-backed pearls

This Sketch:
Sketch File April 2016
There's nothing I enjoy more than making a card with details like these!  There's something very satisfying about making and arranging a bunch of tiny paper flowers and adding some pretty swirly patterns to set them off nicely!

Thank you for popping by today, I hope you'll leave a message!


Janet Packer said...

Such a pretty card Kathy - love your swirls!

KarinsArtScrap said...

Kathy gorgeous card
Gr Karin

Linda Simpson said...

I love this Kathy, so elegant and beautiful design.
Linda xxx

Angela Dodson said...

a very elegant card, love the rolled roses too :)

Lea Brawn said...

A beautiful card Kathy. What a fabulous colour you've used. Thanks you for your lovely comments on my blog...you are really kind x

Laine said...

Lovely elegant design and detail Kathy.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous card Kathy! I love the colour & the pretty layout too!
Dawn xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous card I love the sketch. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Dianne said...

Such a beautiful card! Navy and white are my favorite colors together...and the flowers and swirls are so pretty!

Shabneez said...

Beautiful card Kathy - love the flourishes, they are useful aren't they? Like the navy blue as well. Shabneez xxx

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous card and love those colours. Great flowers and die cuts.

Hugs Erin xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

beautiful assortment of blues today, just perfect for a birthday card