Woke up really early this morning and couldn't get back to sleep so decided to get up and put my papercraft head on.
Its the last day to get entries in for this week's Muse challenge and this week's muse is Virginia Lu who has created a gem of a card.
I had a rummage through my stamps and just couldn't find anything I wanted to use....need to shop! So, instead I decided to trawl through my very neglected patterned papers and found an unopened pack so got stuck in.
This is what I came up with, I think its pretty clear where my inspiration came from, pretty much every element of Virginia's card!
The patterned paper has an off-white background so I started with a cream card base for a change, I think white may have made the paper look a bit grubby. This design took a while to plan out as a fair amount of measuring was needed to get the four strips the same size and to ensure they fitted correctly. Once the strips were adhered to the pink background card I ran the whole thing through my Big Shot using a circular die. Once stuck to the card base I then stamped the sentiment through the window and also stamped a flourish to mirror the design in the paper. A few gems were added to finish.
- Cardstock: Cream card base from stash; Bazzill Basics Premium Cardstock (pink)
- Design Paper: Dovecraft - Garden Party 6 x 6 Designer Paper Pack
- Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Happy Everything (sentiment); Marion Emberson - Just Because (flourish)
- Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
- Die: XCut - Nested Circles
- Gems from stash
This is the beautiful card by this week's Muse, Virginia Lu...
After making my challenge card I was left with the cute little circular die cut so in true crafting 'I'm not throwing anything away' fashion, I made this card using the same materials. The sentiment is from SP & Company 'Just a Note' stamp set.
That's all from me today. Got a busy day, not doing anything exciting just mega busy, off here and there. Thanks for visiting and I always appreciate any comments you take the time to leave. If you get chance follow the link to the Muse challenge, there are some really stunning designs this week, its going to be a tough choice when it comes to voting!
Have a lovely Saturday :)