Yesterday was the first chance I had time to craft since last Wednesday and where was my mojo? It had decided to pack it's bags and have the Bank Holiday off I reckon! Anyway, I decided that I would get out some green polka dot paper that was just peeking out of a box of scrapbooking stash and make my card nice and early for this week's Sunday Stampers...
I started with a 6x6 Kraft card blank, if I'm not using 8x8, I like to use this size - the larger is normally reserved for my commissions and the smaller tends to sell well at craft fairs and in places where I keep some for sale, such as Tom's office.
I cut the polka dot paper just a couple of inches smaller than the card and I also die cut a labels four small and cut it in half, again with Kraft Card, but slightly darker. I layered this under one side of the polka dot, so it was just peeking out and stuck both to the card. For the ribbon I chose some lovely silky double sided, one side green and the other gold. I used double sided tape to stick one piece of ribbon, gold showing up, along the side of the polka dot and used another piece with the green side showing horizontally along the card. I ruched this (never know how to spell that) and glued it down with Cosmic Shimmer.
The stamping part! I simply used a scallop edge hole punch with white card and coloured the edges with Wild Honey distress ink. I then inked an Artemio flower stamp twice on the scallop circle with the same ink and once on another piece of card. I cut out the third stamped image to give the flower a little movement. The sentiment is a stamp by Creative Expressions.Finally I added a wooden button tied with bakers twine.
Hope you like it Hels!
Thanks for stopping by!
Before I go, exciting news from the coop for those of you who have been following my tales from the coop along with my crating lately! Lacey laid her first egg yesterday...Lacey is the seventh hen we have owned over the years and we still get excited and photograph the first egg! I think this one is particularly pretty :)