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by Julie Brooks

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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Two of my 7 design team cards using Pretty Little Prints

Morning everyone

It's another grey, dreary day here but at least at the moment it isn't raining. We had the most torrential downpour late last night, which came and went for about an hour, and when it came, boy did we know about it, the rain was hammering down on the roof and pouring waterfall style over the front guttering again. The raindrops must have been enormous for the amount of noise they were making as they landed - huge beautiful wet splats similar to some we had on Saturday!

Anyway, enough of this weather talk, time for some craft talk!

I am at long last able to share two of my seven cards with you that I made for Craftwork Cards using their latest range, Pretty Little Prints, because they feature on the Craftwork Cards blog today. I didn't want to show them before Craftwork Cards had done - didn't seem fair somehow.

So, this first one is an 8 inch "flat" card. I used some lovely orange cardstock and fixed one of the beautiful embossed frames to it. I cut lots of flowers and leaves from some of the papers, scored, folded and shaped them. I fixed the smaller embossed frame on foam pads offset to the left and added the sentiment to the centre. Finally I positioned all the flowers and leaves and fixed them all in place, finishing with Candi and pearls.

The second card is an 8 inch twisted easel card. I used two different sized embossed frames and then the embossed centre piece from the sheet of frames for the centre. I punched butterflies from a sheet of embossed cardstock and hand cut flowers from more of the same and used a green chalk ink to highlight the embossed design. I fixed all of these in place, after covering the front with one of the Pretty Little Prints papers and then adding the embossed frames. The base of the card was partially covered with more embossed cardstock and I arranged a lightly inked message band and sentiment (which was fixed with foam pads), more hand cut flowers and Candi, using Candi as the easel stopper. I had applied a light covering of chalk ink to the base embossed design and the same on the frames on the front before adding all of the embellishments. I finished by adding a little green pearl to the body of each butterfly.

Close-up view of the front
The base of the card
A close-up view to see the inked embossing
I hope you like these two cards and I should be able to share the others with you within the next few days.

Thanks to everyone who visits my blog and leaves such lovely comments on my work. I read every comment and appreciate them all.

Until next time, bye for now.
Love from me xx