Saturday, 27 February 2016

For a Special Lady

Materials used:-
JGS437 Herbs
FRS334 You Are
Versafine Onyx Black
Pale green organza ribbon
8mm Mark Richards clear rainbow Elements
Chalk inkpads
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
We're joining the ladies at crafty cardmakers for their monthly challenge & their theme is "For a Special Lady". I've done what they call a "Squash" card which is really easy to do & I've included a link to youtube so that you can watch a tutorial about the basic construction. 
All you need to start is 3 x 6" x 6" squares of good quality paper. Now it's as easy as folding each piece into quarters & then once diagonally. Place the pieces so that they sit diamond-wise side by side & then attach them by overlapping & gluing the 2 centre squares. Starting at the left hand side fold the squares inwards & then outwards & then inwards again. Pop over to youtube to see the tutorial.   

To decorate the card I've used "Herbs"  & stamped the various designs with soft chalk inkpads in shades of purple & greens. I've sponged over the entire area with the purple ink too. I just love the sentiments which come from Francoise Read's "You Are" & for a special Mum, aunt or friend it says it all. The covers of the card are made from a 3.5" square  of green card & the sentiment is layered onto a 3" square of purple card- don't forget to put the ribbon in place before attaching the sentiment. To finish I've just added a little sparkle with the Elements.

Why not pop over to the crafty cardmakers & see what they've come up with & maybe play along.  

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