Having been ultra busy this past 4 months trying to get cards made to supply the handful of family/friends who request more & more every year I’m finally getting a chance to do some cards for myself & pop some into challenges while I’m at it.
But time as ever is at a premium so here’s the fast info on this one. It’s a square criss-cross card (made by joining 2 square cards together then cutting the fronts in half diagonally.
I cut triangle templates for the two ‘wings’ – one for the top paper and the second for the base mat. I’ve used mostly Pion and Craft to You papers on the set of 10 of these I made – I think this one might have been Days of Winter.
Then before the top papers were stuck down I added a strip of gold edged magenta ribbon (Berisfords) to look like they were all one single strip when the card’s closed.
I then added a matted paper onto the back section. Next I attached a strip of scalloped lace to each front ‘wing’ edge before putting some thin DST along the bottom edge of the inner ‘wing’ to allow it to be stuck down. This provides a pocket for the tag.
I added some complementary flowers, berries & greenery all from Wild Orchid Crafts and added in a little tag which I think was from one of the 12 x 12 papers I’d bought from Craftz Boutique before it closed down – can’t remember which one but it was one of those papers which has 6 or more small images which can be used as large tags. And then finally popped on a Hope charm (Ebay) and a bow to finish. This is the first year I’ve made this particular style of flower card but they’ve gone down a storm so suspect it won’t be the last!!
I'm entering this one into the Word Art Wednesday challenge- http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/challenge-weeks-258-259-anything-goes.html
and also into the Crafty Creations Challenge at http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/329-christmas.html