Monday 19 March 2012

Sweetie, if you're not living on the edge, you're taking up space!

I love these colours, they are so bold - as is the sentiment. Typical of the ‘Roaring Twenties, a time to be bold!
The Cloche Hat and sentiment are from our Hats and Roses Collection:

 I stamped and embossed in black to give a lacquered look and cut out and embossed two squares in black card, and one in beige card. I stamped the hat out again (or like me you can use the first one which didn’t work out so well!) I then cut out the flowers and painted them using Cosmic Shimmer Dazzle Paint (Rich Gold).

The tri-fold card base was made by using an 8 inch wide piece of card, with both sides folded in at two inch intervals to meet in the middle.

Decreasing increments of co-ordinating papers brought some interest to an otherwise plain background.

The card was matted and layered - making sure that the top square panel was only glued on the left, and the bottom square panel was only glued on the right to ensure that the card can still be opened.

Using  three different texture and widths of ribbon I tied a bow from which to ‘hang’ my pictures. The bow and hat pins

were stuck down with strong double sided Wonder Tape

Finally I fastened the remaining painted flowers to the bottom of the ribbon - making sure I only attached them to one side of the card.

After a life time’s philosophy of ‘less is more’ I decided to finish the card with just a subtle touch of black glitter glue to the flower centres. Unfortunately at this point my card chose to face-plant itself onto the white sheet which it was standing to be photographed. But hey! Here it is.
Enjoy! Linda xx Pin It Now!

1 comment:

  1. There are times in crafting, when things "come together" in our card-making. This morning is one of those times.
    I want to make a special card for a friend who will be 80 years of age on 1st April. your card has given me the very best of ideas. I realise it wont be the same (no time to order) but , this is just what I needed Thank you sooooooooo much Margaret Scrafton