I made this card for Ett Trykk’s theme on using washi tape on cards but it wasn’t picked up so I can show it here instead. For this card I used washi tape as you might use patterned paper: I simply ran three strips across the paper where I wanted my main focus to be. To give the background some more dimension, I chose to run some baker’s twine down the middle of the three washi tapes.
I added a custom sentiment (Kram means hugs in Danish) to a frame, dressed the frame up with some stamped and die cut flowers and added the whole thing just below the bow I tied on the baker’s twine. As a final embellishment I scattered some sequins on and around the frame.
Ombre is still going strong and I did this card for a feature on Scrapsister’s blog when the site still existed. I used a Memory Box stencil and distress inks to create the ombre background. Once I had all my colours down I added a few splashes of water to the background to give it an even more dreamy effect.
When it came to decorating the card, I went with some delicate seam binding, a few tiny tags and some sequins. Some times that is all that is needed when the focus is on the work done to the background.
On Saturday Papetrey Ink hosted their fourth annual Stamp-a-fair which is an online all-day stamping event. I didn’t manage to do much during the week-end but I’ve now finished my card for the first of the challenges: The Bridal Challenge. Here you had to create a card using all white with only a neutral colour for the sentiment.
I decided to use the Heart Cover Plate to diecut a piece of vellum that I cut down so that it would fit in the middle of my card. I stitched it to the card at the top and bottom leaving a few strands of thread visible at the top of the card.
To add some detail and interest I added four clusters of hearts, stitched them down and added some pearls to each cluster.
For the sentiment I diecut the word “celebrate” in a silver glitter paper and added to the card.
I’ve added this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.
It is once more time to post my monthly Christmas card for Operation Skriv Hjem’s blog. This week I used a background I did for the recent Online Card Classes’ Mask-erade class. The background was made on a crisp white piece of paper that I embossed using an embossing folder with a large holly branch. I coloured the holly using a q-tip and distress inks. Once I had coloured the holly the crispness of the cardstock seemed all wrong so I went to town with more distress inks and a mini blending tool. This meant I ended up with a background on the more vintage-y side of things.
When it came time to create a card using this background, I wanted to underscore the vintage-y feel of the background. This meant I added lace, seam binding, a small strain of pearls, a tag with felt holly leaves and a small sentiment. For this to work I decided to turn the holly “upside down” so it looks like it is hanging from the bow.
The string of pearls is hiding behind the tag but it can still be seen peeking out here and there. When it came to the embellishment for the tag, I actually tried die-cutting it in white felt and then adding colour using distress inks. I didn’t like the colour I achieved so I simply diecut the leaves in a green felt, I had coloured in a few years ago. For the berries I added some red pearls.