Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cards Inspired By Nature

Here are the cards I taught last month (has a whole month passed? Surely not!). You may remember I have a real thing for trees, birds, flowers and leaves and these cards are part of this current interest of mine.

First the trees:

I thought the lattice border punch made it appear as if the viewer was standing in front of a fence looking into a field.

And here's the birthday owl:

I was pretty impressed with myself for combining two embossing folders on one sheet of cardboard (not too often I have a new idea). I took the design of the stamp (branch at bottom, dots on party hat) and chose embossing folders to suit. The join of course is hidden by the ribbon, not that I need an excuse to use ribbon.

And lastly, made especially with my friend Dianne in mind, the flower:

I used die cuts made from tissue paper to make the flower and then had an attempt at something approaching shabby chic/vintage, a style that doesn't come easily to me at all. But I was content with it for a first go. That was until Dianne did the class and made an even nicer flower on her first attempt (from the same materials as mine). Humff. I'll see if she'll share her flower with you when I get a spare minute. I also used black tea to tint my lacy ribbon from white to cream, worked out well for future reference.

Thanks for looking,

Love from Crafty Kim

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