Friday, 15 July 2011
Friends Are Flowers
I didnt really want to share too many cards from the same cd or designer but as the new Cupcake Crafting cd has so many lovely images, toppers, decoupage sheets and even quick cards I just had to print out and make more
With this card I did something a little different as you can hopefully see from the photograph
I used an A4 sheet of black card stock to make my A5 card blank - and used an A5 piece of pink printed and glittered cardstock
I used the Woodware finger guard trimmer and stamping blade to cut a lovely decorative edge around the backing card and put to one side for now,
Next I cut out the large topper and decoupage - these sheets come with a large and a small set so your printing goes even further,,,,
The decoupage was tricky in places and if you struggle with cutting out then you can round pieces off instead...
As with all my decoupage, as I cut it out I shape it using the foam mat and white shaping tool, and attach each piece as I go using Pinflair glue....
Because I am using a glittered backing sheet there are problems in attaching things to it - one way which always works is to decide where your topper will go then rub away the glitter using a craft knife - just enough so the DST or pad can stick to a flat surface....
I decided to try something a little different - and I think it turned out great - I cut 2 very narrow strips of acetate - about 1cm x 7cm long - attached one on the back of each of the 2 shaped petals at the top with double sided tape, then put a small piece of DST onto the BACK & FRONT of the other end of the acetate
Taking the glittered backing I positioned the topper on it then removed the backing from the DST on the BACK of the acetate strip and attached it BEHIND the glitter card
Next I stuck the whole glitter panel onto the card blank to leave an equal border all the way round.....remember to remove the last of the backing so the acetate sticks to the card between the glitter card and card blank.
I chose a sentiment topper which was mounted on thick foam pads and stuck below the hanging topper - as I mentioned above, I scrapped away the glitter where the sticky pads were going to go.
All that was left was the embellishments - that turned out to be 2 huge pink gemstones in the top 2 corners and a selection of different sized gems in a deeper pink decorated the sentiment topper.
Glossy accents were added to the centre of the sunflower and nozzle of the watering can on the hanging topper and the flowers on the sentiment topper....
Thats another pretty card ready to go!!!
If you would like to OWN this card - please leave me a comment and I will add your name to the hat and send to the winner!!!