Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Something a Bit Different

It's my niece's birthday in a couple of weeks time and she will be 22 (I know a wee young time like me with a niece that age, blame my hubby). She is a very quiet girl and not really into anything - except for her fiance. I decided to use my new Heidi Grace papers to make something a bit different for her. Got 2 A6 cards and stuck them back to back to create a kind of gate fold (but not) card. Cut of the excess from corner to corner and that was the base to build my creation :-) With 2 co-ordinating ribbons to tie the card together, I used scraps of paper to mount onto my chipboard flowers. There is flocked, embossed and glittered card used here. To finish it of I painted with metallic paints a chipboard butterfly (love butterflies me), wound a piece of wire and somehow glued onto the back of the butterfly - to be honest that was the hardest part of the card getting the wire to stick. Wanted the butterfly to really stand out so I painted it with metallic paints. I'm very impressed with the way it turned out, even if I do say so myself.
Don't know what's happened with the colour of the first picture (note to myself buy a better camera for blogging) the colours in the second one are more realistic. Thought I would take 2 pictures, 1st closed showing the ribbons and 2nd open showing the dimensions on the card.

Needless to say, my OH is still tying his flies - working on pheasant tail nymph's (don't ask me I haven't a clue) - but he does have some lovely feathers that might just go walking into my craft stash some night he's working - lol.


Stempelchaotin said...

Wow they are so wonderful. Stunning design. Awesome. Love it.

crissi said...

wonderfuly designed card love the papers you have used and how it all comes together.

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