Sunday 8 July 2012

Crafting in between the tennis

Well, surprise, surprise, it's raining at Wimbledon (and here), so I've had a chance to finish off a card that I started last night. In fact, I've done this card twice because I wasn't happy with the first attempt. Update: they closed the centre court roof, so I had to leave this till afterwards.

This is for Joan's gardens 24: create a card similar to Selma's card - an embossed background, a lace border, Selma's tutorial to create flowers and use pink and white. Selma's tutorial involved using a Spellbinders die that I hadn't got, so I made my own similar spirals and cut them out (fiddly!).

For the 'lace' border I've used this new Martha Stewart 'garden gate' punch that I bought with a voucher that I won with a recent Crop Stop challenge:

Crop stop 79 is asking us to 'show some love' so this card is also for that.

I used papers from my offcuts box and a couple of pieces of sticky ribbons, my first opportunity of the week to participate in Pixie's crafty snippets 28. I added a couple of die cut hearts under the handmade flowers. I also decorated the inside of the card with a matching paper.

This is my first attempt, but I wasn't happy with it because I distressed the flower papers with inks and made them too dark:

So I took those flowers off and made three more smaller, but pinker ones:

This is also for:

Shopping our stash 58: triple threat - I chose ribbon, flowers, punched elements and die cuts
Our craft lounge 124: use any die cut shape (the hearts)
Playing in paradise 74: love
Catered crop: ruffles (to create the flowers)
LEJ designs 10: fabulous flowers
Scrap-cards 31: ribbon and flowers
The paper shelter 71: flower power
Bizzy Becs July: flower power
Crafty mess 12: ribbons and lace
Unstampabelles 13: celebrations - suitable for wedding, engagement or anniversary