I bought these beautiful craft papers a short time ago, and knew that I’d definitely be using the Hare papers to make a particular Birthday card – and, I did, and … this is it.
Actually made in August, I saved the photos and couldn’t find where the darn I’d saved them … but a bit of a search (of around an hour long! tsk tsk) and I found them again today, so sharing a couple of photos here with you.
The papers are made by Craft Consortium (I’ll add a link to their website at the bottom of this post for those who might be interested), and are truly beautiful papers. The images are so crisp and bright (although my photography skills are useless – forgive me), and the papers are a joy to work with. As you can see in the photo, I used four images from the same ‘Hare’ selection, which I matted and layered onto card-stock I already had.
I used a little muslin square behind the main image, which I laid on top of some deep purple grosgrain ribbon. Some assorted stamens, in 3 colours of purples, are peeping out from behind the medium image. There are two tags, made from two smaller Hare images, which I tied with (hairy) string. And I finally added some paper flowers, which I finished with some buttons for the centres.
Turning my attention to the inside of the card, I stamped an image of a Post Card, and gave it a vintage look with inks, then layered it onto some of the deep purple card which I’d also used on the front for matting and layering – so that the ‘theme’ was carried through into the inside of the card.
I stamped a couple of images, which I then water-coloured. After the above photograph was taken I went back with the water-colours and painted a little more, and just brought the whole thing more ‘to life’. But … I then forgot to take another photo, so this sadly is the only one I have of the inside.
This was a really enjoyable make, mainly I think, because I’m kind of in love with the beautiful papers. I have another of their collections, and can’t wait to make some cards with those too.
For those who would like a peep at what they make and who they are, I recommend their website. It’s easy to navigate and has a great selection of images, if you’re low on inspiration. You can visit their site here: https://www.craftconsortium.com/
Thank you so much for coming to share this card with me. It feels like FOREVER since I shared a card. I’ve been enjoying myself with the clay for far too long! (and I’m still hearing it calling to me! lol).
I know that posts are a little infrequent at the moment, but this bloomin’ bout (or flare up) of ‘poorly’ is knocking the stuffing out of me, and I am so thankful to you for all your lovely messages of support, and am so genuinely grateful for your kindness and friendship.
I’ve been thinking about …. (brace yourself) …. Christmas… and I’ve started to make my version of something I found on Pinterest, which I think you might like. I still have to finish the project though, so although I’m not quite ready to share it yet, I’m giving you a warning that Christmas is on its way! EEEeeek! lol.
Again, thank you for coming. I love seeing you. Have a blessed day, my fabulous friends.