To make my patchwork backing paper, I cut 1" squares of paper from four colours of the same patterened paper and then glued them onto my card adding some faux stitching. My "In The Garden" image was coloured in using my fab promarkers to match my backing paper. The "Grateful" quote was stamped using a Stampin Up stamp. Finished off with making a pink ribbon bow with another of the flower heads from the image.
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A fun birthday card, but how many times have we said this girls .......
To make my sunray effect backing paper I have used three different kraft papers by Craftwork Cards and inked the edges using a distress ink. Then pleated a strip from one of the papers to put along the bottom. Added a piece of velvet ribbon and then coloured a very thin strip of white card to match the cat and glued it on top. The cat was coloured in using promarkers and then decoupaged. Stamped the letters to make up my sentiment onto white card then coloured in cream using a promarker and then out lined eack letter with a black pen and cut out. The fab wood embelishments I was lucky enough to win from HobbyCutz , check them out !!
My little book is only 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" and is held closed by a belly band. Made the bottle top charm which has Benson "Bundle of Hearts" digi image in. That's what I love about digi stamps you can have then any size !!
Inside I have a lovely friendship poem and have also used another Benson digi called "Just For You". I've printed off the flower over and over again in different sizes.
All the images have been fussy cut out and coloured in with good old promarkers, added a bit of lovely pink velvet ribbon and a few beads to finish off !!
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I really did have fun making my card as I love fussy cutting and making a scene !!
Printed the sand dune and palm trees onto a piece of A4 white card and coloured with promarkers. The cut it into 4 pieces and distressed the edges with tearing and a knife. Then on another piece of white card printed all the other images in several sizes and also coloured in with promarkers and then fussy cut each one out. Arranged them onto my 4 panels to make the scene and glued in place. Then stuck the 4 panels onto a piece of kraft card which I had also torn the edges and distressed with a knife. Finished off by stamping the Yo Ho Ho and Happy Birthday Captain along the bottom and then tied it up with a piece of distressed ribbon hopeing it looked like a pirates treasure map !!
Well you won,t be able to buy one of these in the shops, its one of a kind !!
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Hi, I`m Diane and I have been a crafter all my life. I live with my brother and two dogs, Hugo and Taz. I love alsorts of crafting, but mainly now paper crafting !! I am a mobile hairdresser and love my ladies as they all have a story to tell ( as well as all their moans and groans !!) Hope you find something of interest on my blog. Happy crafting !!