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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.)

12 comments:

Sheila said...

Love it! Sheila:)X

Laney said...

WOW!!Josephine this is gorgeous!!!!a real femine card..so soft its lovely
hugs
laney

Mel 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!

Berry 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.

Hugs,
Wendy

Anonymous 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!
Hugs
Ei
x

Unknown said...

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

Christine said...

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

France Ringuette said...

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

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