Wednesday 6 July 2016

Masculine Flowers

This will be my last post for a few weeks as, during the rest of July and the beginning of August I will be on holiday with my family in Australia- yes, all 5 of us on Walkabout! Getting excited now, but I was also excited about the challenge this morning at The male Room.

Wowser! How to do that?
With DP of course! My coordinating papers come from a Rosie's Studio collection called East Meets West and it's perfect for this challenge.
The photo is accurate, the background colour graduating as you move diagonally downwards. There is a name for this, is it ombré? Anyhow, I cut the panel, mounted it onto red CS to accentuate the fine red detail in the flowers.

Next I added a banner, stamped using Thoughtful Banners and punched out with my new banner punch (could be Best Buy ever!) I also added two little red hearts, using the Owl Builder Punch.

Popped the banner up on foam pads. I then carried on decorating the inside of my card with another paper from the East meets West collection. I used the little white mat so that you can write your message

Finally, a third DP was used to decorate the envelope inside.

I am so pleased with how this turned out. The dark colours fit the sentiment well (I did think of going with a sympathy card, but this is better) and the fact that the three papers come from a set mean that they truly coordinate.
Hope you have as much fun with your masculine flower card as I did and see you in a month or so!

Friday 1 July 2016

Over The Rainbow

I have a new card to share, using that awesome double challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches

I have taken a couple of liberties, firstly but turning it upside down, and secondly by moving the sentiment, but I like this card much better than my first attempt, which, to me, was not quite CAS enough,

Turned around the curve looks like a rainbow ( a bit) and so that gave me the 'make a wish' idea, and from that came the star. It was all because Perfect Pennants was out on my crafting table.

I stamped the sentiment in pink first, then overstamped, just off setting a touch, to get the shadow effect on the letters. 

There is just a wink of Stella on the star to make it glisten too 
I've done the inside again, with a greeting and a stampede off image of the star, like a watermark.

The sentiment is from a set called Whacky Wishes.