Monday, 4 October 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 31

This week at Crafty Cardmakers, we're inviting you to 'Step Away from the Square'. We want you to make something that isn't either a square or a rectangle. This week, we're sponsored by Joanna Sheen who's offering the lucky winner a £10 voucher for her shop.

With a fair amount of trepidation, I put my trimmer away for this one. And reached for a different tool instead - my Wizard! (Well, I'm not much good at cutting with scissors, and if you saw me with a craft knife, you'd run!) And while I had it there, I pulled out various Spellbinders dies and decided to do a Wizarded card!

I used the scallopped octagons to cut the card, and a smaller size of that shape and of the plain octagons for matting. I also used the rose die, and one of the tag set. All the colour is Distress Ink, applied with a shaving brush while the die cut was still in the die (rose, tag and green layer) or around the edges (card base). The sentiment is hand-written in Sakura Stardust pen, and then I added some ribbon.

It's smaller than I usually make cards, and I may end up using it as a gift tag, but I was fairly pleased with the result.

I hope you find time to play along this time!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges: Paper Sundaes where they want you to use something from your stash (the ribbon),
Creative Card Crew where they want to see flowers. (Only one, but a single red rose is worth a whole bunch of something else, isn't it?) and
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays where the challenge is open this week. (Hope this is ok - I couldn't see any limitations wrt stamps or digital image.)


Sheila said...

Love it! Sheila:)X

laney said...

WOW!!Josephine this is gorgeous!!!!a real femine soft its lovely

Melly said...

Oh Josephine, this is just lush!
its so stunning with the Distress inks for a soft but great look!
Hugs Melly xxx

Cor* said...

This is a very neat shape and that flower is beautiful!

Rebekah said...

This is so pretty Josephine! I can never get my circular cards to look right but this is adorable! Hugs Rebekah xxx

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Oooh, this is just so pretty. Love the distressed ink's. What a soft look it gives that rose. Thanks for joining us this week and "using your stash" at Paper Sundae's.


Jack said...

I love Nestie cards, and this is gorgeous. Love the effect the shaving brush has given too. xx

Lin said...

Josephine this is truly gorgeous. I love the softness of the colours. The shaving brush effect is really pretty for that soft look.

Lin xx

Eiglas said...

What a fab project Josephine!
Love your pallette and the idea.
Super job!

Dora said...

Wow, this is amazing, so elegant and very beautiful xxx

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

This is very pretty, I like the soft colours! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

France said...

Great job ! Thanks for playing in our Paper Sundaes Challenge!


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