Ok, I was just fiddling with this one! What to do with a couple of wet crumpled flowers? lol. I also cut some leaf shapes and roughly crumpled them to give some interest as the two flowers looked a bit odd on their own!
If you wish to see the video of how to make the wet crumpled paper flowers… click here! Oh and here are some close ups of this card, click the images to enlarge.
This is a sweet picture of a little girl, and one that I would think, would definitely appeal to Grannies everywhere! Ooh, is that being ageist?
Anyway, I used a whole 6×6 piece here and border punched opposite sides and then put in graduated folds for interest. I suppose I got the idea so that it was a little like folded material (as that’s what the pattern is on the paper, I believe.)
So here are some close ups, to give you a better idea of what I am taking about. Do remember that all these cards are quite simple really! Click on the images to enlarge.
Simple, but made much more effective by the layering of a couple of contrasting layers of border-punched patterned papers.
I realise I said I would put these up “tomorrow” and it’s a bit later than that, but se la vie! I only have so much energy!
So here are the two cards I made using the left overs from the cards in the previous post!
My original idea was to create a load of cards for sale in the Tearooms, and to make a number the same so that I could make cards quicker. Well it didn’t really work because the papers I had bought only had one page of each design! Plus I was trying to use up scraps, so I was making each card differently – which as you probably know takes up time.
Anyway, I did manage to make two identical cards by using 2 pieces of 8×8″ paper on small card bases.
Tomorrow I’ll show you the other two I made from the left overs of these two! Talk about frugal!
This is just a small card – 4×4″, or a little over, I used all three Martha Stewart punches I bought as a set from QVC recently, on this one!
The Belly-band punch in the darker blue, the border punch in the middle at the top and the corner punch. I particularly like the way you can punch the corner nearest the fold too.
The image for this card was fairly brown (ie, sepia as opposed to black and white) so I went with the colour theme on the background colour and the embellishments.
Another lesson in layering there… a bit of lace gathered into a flower with a flower on top (white one coloured with an ink pad) and then a couple of buttons on top.
I’m often asked what I use as an adhesive in this situation and I use silicone.
So this image is the same as the last couple of cards, but I want to show you how the same picture can be used in many different ways, even more so when it is a black and white picture.
I have printed this image slightly smaller to fit this size card, which is only about 4 inches square, but with the darker background colour and blues used, the whole feel of the card is different to those that have gone before.
Ok, so this is the same image as yesterday’s card, but look at the difference in treatment and colours! Agais a single piece of patterned paper wrapped around the card front and a little matting and embellishing.
Regular readers will recognise this image as I have used it before. It IS one of my favourites… such a serene picture and versatile for a lot of occasions.
I’ve used the “Belly Band” punch in white for this one. Silver card mat under the picture, although in the photo here it just looks a bit “grey”, tut.
Thought I would pick out the brighter colours of the paper with the flowers and buttons… bit of colour contrast this time.