Monday, 11 February 2013

Vintage shaped card

Hi Crafters,
Sorry I haven't been around lately, but my uncle is still ill and I've been visiting him. It's a 130 mile round trip so takes up a lot of time travelling.

Anyway, I thought I would show another of my DT cards for Kraftyhands. I have used the Vintage Treasures CD rom again. This will be launched on Tuesday 19th February on Create and Craft by Mike and Ian. The shows go out live at 1pm and 6pm - not to be missed.

For my card, I used a shape from the Cricut Lacy Labels cartridge and made an easel card after printing one of the backing sheets on to the card before cutting it.

I used one of the mats from the cardmaking section on the cd and matted this onto silver mirri, and one of the toppers which I decoupaged onto the mat. I also decoupaged the faux hat pin and glazed it with Pinflair glaze but it doesn't show up very well in this photograph. This is something that I have had in my stash for ages but never used!

In the opposite corner to the hatpin, I placed a bouquet of cream roses. In the packet, they were quite tight budded, so I teased them out with my tweezers so that they looked a little fuller in bloom. I tied a bow with some dark green ribbon, to compliment the one on the hatpin. Added this to the bouquet, to cover the stems and added a gem.

For the stopper for the easel, I made a rosette from a coordinated backing paper by concertinaing it after scoring it on the Hougie Board. I made this into an ellipse shape rather than circular so that it was in keeping with the shape of the topper (although you can't tell on this photgraph.) I placed one of the sentiments from the set onto the rosette and placed two pearl rings on the base, one either side of the rosette and sentiment.

On the inside of the easel, I matted an insert onto silver mirri and placed this onto the base of the easel. The image on the topper and insert could mean that this card could be for a wedding, anniversary or a birthday.
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:-

Pile it on - Shaped Cards -
The Squirrel and the Fox - No. 37 - Love -
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Love and Marriage -
Speedy and Friends - Love - *WINNER*
Make it Monday - Anything Goes -
Daring Cardmakers - Love is in the Air -
Challenges 4 everybody - No. 13 - Anything Goes -
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Anything Goes -

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Happy crafting