Saturday, September 25, 2010

Papercraft Star Debut

We have been hit by some nasty bugs this week in our house, so I was happy to be able to sit down today to make a card. However, I am writing this post slowly in between settling a little person back to sleep.

I have been introduced to another great challenge blog recently, Papercraft Star, and have been able to play along with their recipe challenge this week:
- 5.5" x 5.5" card base
- 5" x 5" mat
- score mat 5 times at 1/4"
- 3 flowers (die cut or punch)
- 3 buttons and twine
I teamed the recipe with the colour challenge over at Pile It On (haven't played with them for a while): red, yellow, brown and green - I've used Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Soft Suede and Certainly Celery.
I still haven't unpacked all my craft gear, so originally thought to use some of the Blooms Die Cuts for the recipe but still can't find them. However, I did find some old Accents and Elements that had self adhesive die cuts that fit the colour challenge and paired them with some Riding Hood Red buttons from Button Bouquet. Instead of threading hemp twine through the button holes, I 'wove' the twine behind the petals of the flowers to create another layer of the flower. Here's a close up:
I scored the Certainly Celery Prints DSP three times across the bottom and twice along the right hand side - you can just see it in the photo.
As this card was made for someone special who is a bit under the weather at the moment, the sentiment from Like It a Latte was just right.
Fingers crossed all are on the mend now....
Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Like It a Latte (retired)
Card: Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Certainly Celery Prints DSP (retired)
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Punches: Oval, Scallop Oval
Other: Button Bouquet (retired), Hemp Twine, Accents and Elements (retired)


Tracy said...

LOVE the twine behind the flowers! How clever! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This is a beautifully composed card! We are so thrilled that you played along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Leah said...

A really sweet get well card.

Dalis (stampergirl) said...

Thanks for playing with us at Pile it On! challenge. Your gorgeous card is part of our TOP 3 Scoops for this week!

-- dalis
PIO Owner