Wednesday 8 June 2016

Happy Days

Materials used:-JGS434 Flowers in a Row
JGS390 Bubble Bloom Carol (sentiment only)
Woodware punches;-
Heart & maple leaf (peach) circle(green)  mini butterfly
Sakura Koi water brush pens
S/A ladybug embellishments
Stickles stardust
Glossy Accents
Red & green card
A5 card blank
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth Ex8 1PT
01395 273238

Our theme this week has the rather ambiguous title of "Happy Days!" So what makes you happy? For me it's sunny summer days full of blue skies & time outdoors after the long, long winter months & I hope that I've been able to capture that in this card design.
I have constructed the card blank by  cutting a piece of flat white card in half (portrait). Then scored approx 2.5" at the left hand edge of the top piece & this has been attached at the back of the other piece. 
To set the countryside scene I've punched a circle from card & attached the punched piece  in place with some re-positionable glue to mask a "sun".  Using a piece of torn paper I have then softly brushed some blue ink at the top to form the sky & then some shades of green inks for the grass. Now place the negative that was created from the punched circle over the masked circle (mask now removed) & apply some lemon ink.Repeat stamp the "Flowers in a Row"  across the bottom of the card & colour with the Koi pens.  Print the sentiment from the Bubble Bloom set at the right hand of the card front. The strawberries are made with the heart & maple leaf punches & I think they're quite cute! Simply punch the hearts & sculpt with a ball tool on the wrong side, add some "seeds" with a black Micron pen & attach to the right side of the card with some 3D foam pads. Now add the Glossy Accents & this will be your glue to affix the maple leaves in place to form the leaves & stalk of the strawberries. I've also added a little white detail with a Sakura gel pen before adding the Glossy Accents. To finish I've punched some mini butterflies from some dark blue paper with Stickles on their wings (it's the law!!) & the ladybugs among the flowers.

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