Thursday, August 16, 2007

Cardmaking

Today's card is a pretty pastel Birthday card but could easily be adapted to suit Get Well Soon, Retirement, Anniversary etc.
The papers are again from The Shabby Princess. The online shop is packed full of scrumptious goodies - I can never resist buying extra kits!! Today I used papers from Misty Morning and Our Little Prince.
I've also used my craft robo - don't worry though if you haven't got a papercutting machine, before I bought mine I was quite nifty with a small, sharp pair of embroidery scissors.
(Shabby Princess Papers, Doodlebug Paper Frills, FooFaLa button, Hockey is Lif font)
I cut the plaid paper to size for my card, inked around the edges with charcoal chalk ink and attached to my card stock. A small plate was just the right size to give me a nice curved edge on the green spotted paper and I used my scalloped decorative scissors to give it a patterned edge. I stitched around the green shape on my sewing machine before inking the edges and gluing to my card. Cut a strip of blue spotted paper, ink the edges and glue a decorative paper strip to the back and I used another decorative paper strip glued along the card near to the bottom.
Using my Craft Robo I cut out the paper flower using Saru's flower ding font and also the letters to spell out Happy Birthday - Rubber stamps, letter stickers or die cut letters would look equally as good or have a go at hand cutting.
The finishing touches were a quick doodle around the petals to define the flower and a pink button which lifted the colours.
Love from Andrea x

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely card

Paula said...

Beautiful x