Hello, good morning and …. Happy Monday! Hope your weekend was good, and a handful of smiles was found among the hours.
I made this card (above) about two and a half weeks ago, but I couldn’t blog about it until it had been received by the recipient – a fellow blogger, who I wanted to send a surprise smile to through the post. Now it’s safely in her hands, I can share it here.
Made on a 6×6″ scored and folded card, I firstly fixed the blue background you see in the photo. After that I distressed and inked up some pretty script card, and added some vintage blue baby bobble trim across the top third (ish).
I then turned my attention to making the flower …. Start with a circle of card, onto which glue some stamens or small flowers, and, if you have it, a little dried gypsophila, just to give it a bit of movement and depth. Then add a piece of frayed muslin or loose weaved fabric. Finally add your flower to top the whole lot off. You can’t see it in the photo but I gave the flower a very light touch of clear glue, just in a few places, then added some chunky clear/ice glitter (not really glitter but I’ll have to call it that) which gave the flower just a bit of dusty looking interest.
I then added the whole of this built up flower to the top of a bright blue, crocheted doiley.
The sentiment on the card was one I stamped, but it began life as one long sentiment, and too long for the little piece of script card I wanted it to go on. So I stamped each word separately, cut the words out, and then placed them onto the cardstock and glued in place. The sentiment is held by a Tim Holtz memo pin, which I poked into the blue doily, but it’s held in place with a little glue.
I fussy cut the birds and butterfly out, but wanted them to have an ‘old’ look, so very loosely coloured them using some water colours, and by holding a water brush to add the colour – but holding the brush at the very end, so that I didn’t apply much pressure, and also couldn’t make them look too ‘painted’. I needed them to look old, so that ‘not quite coloured’ look did the job.
And basically …. that was all there was to it! 🙂
I’m sorry about the blurry photos. They are the best of around 12 pictures which were all rubbish. [sigh] … I’ll blame it on my staff. Yes! It was the Butlers fault! lol.
If there’s anything I’ve missed or that you want more information on, please just ask away in a comment, and I promise to answer.
Thank you so much for coming and sharing a coffee with me. I love seeing you … but you know that so I won’t go on. 😀
I wish you a fun Monday. May the birds sing, the sun shine, and … till we meet again, may your God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Have a truly blessed day!