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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Monday, 24 March 2014

For Auntie Doris!!

So, Monday finds me on the mend - but still not quite 100%. Need to get rid of coughing and I will be much happier. On a brighter note, here is another of the projects that made up my application for Crafter's Companion DT. A friend of mine had asked me to make a boxed card for her auntie's 90th birthday, so I went looking on the CC website to see what downloads they had that would work for a card for such a momentous occasion.

What I found was the 'Happy Everything' monthly download from April 2013. It had a beautiful combination of creams and lilacs - and with flowers to make too, it seemed perfect. 

I started with Lavender Centura Pearl card which I cut for the card base (8x8), and the box lid and base. 
I printed out the download onto Neenah cardstock. I had to do this twice to get enough backing paper and flowers to cut out. After cutting out the flowers, I coloured the back with my Primrose Promarker, as I didn't want any white to show once they were made up. I always use a quilling tool when rolling flowers like this, as I can get a tighter roll. If I want it looser, I encourage it to spring back and unravel a bit more. For the leaves, I used a Spellbinders foliage die, and inked with Bundled Sage DI whilst still in the die. 

The decorative semi-circle was cut from the Lavender card using Die'licious Chantilly Stamping Frame - which was then cut in half. The decorative border strip is from the download. Next, I debossed a piece of Ivory Centura Pearl with the 8x8 Regency Swirl folder, and mounted a piece of the decorative card (edged with Dusty Concord DI) onto this. Both of these were layered onto a piece of Spring green card, and a length of satin ribbon was wrapped around all three pieces. 
The roses card was inked on the edges and mounted onto a piece of Lavender Centura pearl that had been embossed with the 8x8 Rose Garden folder. Again, these were layered onto Spring green card.  

The bottom layer was a mat of Ivory Centura Pearl card, embossed with Embossalicious 8x8 Chantilly Corner folder. Lettering and pearls finished the card off beautifully.

The lid of the box was decorated in exactly the same way, bar the lettering. I always like to decorate the inside of the boxes too, so I embossed more Lavender and Ivory Centura Pearl, card from the download and ribbon. On the topper sheet, two images had little flowers on them. I fussy cut them out and mounted them onto a small Chantilly Stamping frame cut from the Lavender card.

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Be back soon!!

1 comment:

  1. This is just beautiful I love the soft colours you have picked and the layout is just beautiful. Hope your are back to 100% soon.


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