Hi everyone x It's Annie here with you today as we head out on the last leg of July's journey with our regular "Creative Card Making" post.
Grab a cuppa as there are quite a few photographs en route :-)
Below is the finished card, which I will use for a forthcoming birthday of a close family member x
The card measures 8.1/4 inches by 4.5 inches and the front panel measures 4.1/4 inches by 8 inches
The papers used are from the Time is an Illusion pad by Stamperia. I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Distressing tool. The card was then inked with Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Broken China and Bundles Sage DIO's, which blended beautifully together. Some water was spritzed in to my hand before flicking it on to the DOI's, before dabbing with paper towel.
I planned to turn back the stamperia paper, therefore I stitched on a button from my stash to ensure it remained in place. Some ribbon flowers from The Paper Garden were adhered on to the card stock.
I cut a tag out from the Stamperia papers as I wanted to write a personal message that I could place within the pocket on the front of the card. A few circles from the same papers were cut out and adhered on to the front of the tag.
A mini doily was adhered to the card after ageing with Vintage Photo DI. (my all time favourite x)
You can see the tag sitting in the wee pocket. Now to adorn the front of my card.
I love the texture of this woven twine and after careful consideration adhered it using double sided tape.
A large die cut Doily was aged with Vintage Photo and then I cut out a circle of the Stamperia papers using my 2.5 inch punch.
A piece of hessian ribbon was adhered below the mini doily, top left. One of Tim Holtz Scroll Dies was inked with Worn Lipstick DIO, then finally the large circle of Stamperia paper was applied.
Two pieces of lace from Paper Garden were subsequently adhered to the bottom of the card and along the bottom of the fold.
Using Tim Holtz punch 4 butterflies were cut out and edged with Vintage Photo DI, some Idea-ology spinners were then adhered.
Once the glue was dry I raised the butterfly wings a little, which you can see below.
Thank You so much for joining me today and I hope that you will be inspired to use those beautiful paper pads that we all have in our stash.
Amanda's challenge theme for this month is "Precious Metal" and there is still time to join in with us x
The challenge runs until Thursday 1st August at 18:00 and you can find the details by clicking the link HERE.
We love to view your entries and to leave some love on your blog so we hope you have time to hop on board.
Take Care and Happy Crafting