Thursday 27 September 2012

A Trio of Rosebuds - another recycled topper

Hi Everyone,

I hope this finds you all in fine fettle this September evening and that your day has been a good one.

While I'm waiting for some paint to dry ... the start of a scrap page layout ... I have a quick share for you.

Another birthday card has been trimmed to create a topper and partnered with some very pretty background paper from Crafty Individuals to make this notecard. The white base card has been inked around the edges with pink distress ink. I rounded the corners of the paper to mirror the curves of the scalloped edge of the base card.

I've also been able to use a couple of snippets of cardstock for the matting. A mauve and a silver textured card trimmed to size and trimmed along the bottom edge with scallop scissors.

The flower is made from a silk flower from a spray bought at a garden centre at a reduced price. I cut it from the spray and then took it apart, removing the plastic centre, then folded the petals and hot glued them in place before adding the bow made from a bit of leftover ribbon. The inside is decorated with a leftover strip of paper - again I rounded the corners.

And the back got the same treatment.

Materials used: 
A white scalloped base; 
Tim Holtz distress ink, Spun Sugar; 
One 6"x6" sheet of Crafty Individuals background paper from Book 3, Springtime; 
Snippets of silver and mauve card for matting; 
The trimmed rosebud topper; greeting stamp from Ladybug's it's Only Words 2 set; 
Whispers Rio Purple ink pad; 
Embellishments: lilac flat-backed pearls; snippet of silver-edged lilac ribbon; one lilac edged white silk flower

So many snippets used up qualifies this card for Di's Sunday Snippets Challenge #39 - and the colour, pink, should meet with her approval too.

I think that paint should be just about dry by now so it's on to the next step. 

Take care all and happy crafting,


Marie-Louise said...

Just lovely Elizabeth - would nearly pass as clean and simple.

Julia S-W said...

Such a pretty card Elizabeth! Hope you're feeling better now - must be if you're waiting for paint to dry!!

Sandra H said...

Hi Elizabeth, Your card is so lovely these toppers really do make the most wonderful cards its so elegently presented too!

Hettie said...

What a pretty card you have created there Elizabeth and you get extra brownie points from me with the colour chose. Love purple!
What gave the recipient of my pink card away? Was it the colour by any chance?
Hee Hee

Mrs A. said...

Another stunning card. Love love the colours. Hugs Mrs a.

Annie said...

Lovely card Elizabeth. Gorgeous colours and images.

TFS Annie x

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, so pretty :o)
Jackie xx

scrappymo! said...

What a pretty trio...lovely card!

Di said...

Absolutely perfect Elizabeth! Of course I adore it to pieces :) Super silk flower - I do that too sometimes.

If the painting is decorating, send Alan down here pronto please :)

Hugs, Di xx

Angie said...

That is another gorgeous card.....missed woyww this week ...looks like you had a fun lunch xx

Sarn said...

Loving your pretty floral snippet cards Elizabeth.

Sarn xxx