Sunday, 8 January 2012

The Happy Couple

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I made this card for the Gallery of the February edition of Craft Stamper - which is out now.

To create this card, stamp image using Penny Black's Bride and Groom

 and die cut with Spellbinders Heart Squares:

Create a “faux nestie” to back onto your image by drawing around the die and cutting out.

Stamp the image again onto patterned papers. Cut out the bride's dress and the groom's suit and attach to the original stamped image. Colour the remaining parts of the image.

To create a patchwork background, cut three sheets of patterned paper into 1 inch strips. Attach these side by side lengthways onto an A4 adhesive sheet. Turn the sheet 90 degrees and cut into one inch strips - so each strip has a column of 1 inch squares. Peel of the backing of the adhesive and stick the strips onto a piece of card. You can adjust the position of the strips to create a pattern you like.

Decorate with bow created using Creative Expressions Red Wrinkled Edge Ribbon,

Creative Expressions Crystal Hat Pins,

and button made using a Martha Stewart Embossed Button Punch

punched from patterned paper.

Matt and layer your image. 

Die cut another Heart Square from red card, cut into 4 to create corner accents. Use the “waste” hearts to decorate the edges of the card.

For a final decorative edge, use CosmicShimmer Teal Sky Pearly PVA Glue

 to make faux pearls.

Why not try making a patchwork sheet to give a new look to your projects?
Mel xx Pin It Now!

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