Sunday, April 14, 2013

Patchwork Card

This card is a favourite of mine. It is clean and yet homely at the same time with it's patchwork theme reminding me of a slower paced life. Ohhh, how nice it would be to sit and make pretty things all day long! Anyway, back to reality...the next few pictures will show you the basic steps to make one exactly the same.

 Firstly, run Whisper white card 10cm x 14.2cm through the Big Shot using the Honeycomb embossing folder. Also run through some DSP. I used sheets from theTwitterpated pack. The Dsp becomes weakened from the pressure of the embossing folder in just the right places for you to pop out the shapes.

I felt the need to be a neat freak, so I trimmed any furry edges with a pair of paper snips before attaching each one to the Whisper White piece. Follow the template or make up your own random pattern. You do not have to fill the whole thing, although once you start it is tempting to get carried away and not stop. Doing so will give you a much busier look.
 Punch a butterfly from one of the DSP sheets and cut a smaller one using Beutiful Wings Embosslit and the Big Shot. I have used Cherry Cobbler card remnant to ensure it is a real contrast while picking up on the colours on the other DSP sheets. Stamp a greeting using the Cherry Cobbler Inkpad and punch out. Punck a slightly larger circle from a cherry Cobbler Remnant. Attach the butterflies as pictured, with a rhinestone at the head. Attach Basic Black Taffetta Ribbon across the Whisper White such that the ribbon is folded around to the back. Wrap Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine as pictured and tie the greeting to the knot. Mount to a folded A5 sheet of Basic Grey Card.

The inspiration for this card  was not all mine, so pop over here and take a look at some of Jill's work too :o)

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