It's a lovely day and the garden is calling to me, but before I go I thought I'd share these two little cards with you.
How the card was made and the materials used:
- The idea for this card began with the discovery of the toppers which I'd already decoupaged sometime ago during a session spent watching TV ... can't watch TV without having something in my hands to work on ... and the matching sentiment - all from Papermania's Henbury Lane Poinsettia kit. The only addition was inking round the edges using Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy distress ink to give them a bit of a vintage look.
- Next, yet another stash discovery for the card bases ... two white cards (4"x6" size) that I'd already prepared, a very long time ago, by covering the front with some lovely vintage style paper from the snippet pile. I wish I could tell you the paper details but the branding strip has disappeared.
- A rootle around the snippets unearthed some scraps of Papermania Textured card in just the right shade of red for the two poinsettias made using Spellbinders' Layered Poinsettia ... these have got to be my most used Christmas die set. For this card, I just cut the two smallest flower shapes, shaped them gently to add a bit more dimension, and glued them together. The final touch is a green pearl added to the centre of each flower.
- Next, two satin ribbon bows were made in a shade of red to match the poinsettias.
- Once all the preparation was done all that had to be done was to adhere the topper to the centre, the ribbon and sentiment above that and the poinsettia in the bottom right corner. The finishing touch was more green pearls on the two opposite corners.
I'm submitting these cards to the following challenges:
CHNC Challenge 250 ... for the vintage/shabby chic theme
Pixie's Snippet Playground ... the third time this week ... I haven't done that in simply ages :)
The sun is shining and the garden is still drawing me outside for a bit of fresh air. The plan is to bring the pots of geraniums and dahlias to overwinter in the greenhouse before the first frost does irreparable damage. Yes, winter is on the way!
Hope you have a great day.