Saturday, July 10, 2010

Blues Twos

Two similar cards created today, I was researching kraft card when the post turned up and lo behold I  got a large manilla envelope... two mins later it became my second attempt at creating a kraft backing paper - whaddya think?

The first layout is using my trusty lace - which I have tons of so expect to see lots! - a piece of random blue ribbon I've pilfered from somewhere and then my first (successful) attempt at the grunge rose tutorials that seem to be everywhere but the one I followed was here (how talented is this girl?!). Its not so close to her design cos I don't have a six sided flower punch or die so I improvised with nestabilities and I didnt cut the centre out.. til afterwards when I realised it wouldn't lie flat. It still doesn't lie flat so I'm gonna have to work on the method a bit more! The paper is Funky Hand and the leaves were made from my five sided flower punch, cut up n turned around...

I got the inspiration for the second layout from this card in the practicing creativity gallery. My dandelion is a smidge smaller than hers but then I think my card base is smaller too so it kinda works! I'm pretty chuffed with it actually, it didnt take me long to do at all. I can't remember where I got the stamp from except it was in The Glitter Pot sale! The flowered paper is from Funky Hand Dreams Come True and the ribbon is from an American Crafts bundle.
Intending to enter this second one for Daring Cardmakers - Seeing Silhouettes

1 comment:

  1. The silhouette flower is beautiful. Both cards are fabulous and I love how you've used the envelope as backing paper. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx