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by Julie Brooks

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Sunday, 19 May 2013

Sending hugs

Hello all

Hope your weekend is going well? I have another card to share with you using another one of those 12-inch papers I discovered the other day!

This paper has these lovely flowers on it which have the appearance of having been coloured by hand and I quite like that - a bit rustic/arts and crafts. I also like the yellow and cream check background, reminds me of picnics in the summer!

So, I used a section from the sheet to completely cover the card and from another piece I cut 3 flowers. Two of these I cut extra pieces out of - one of them to make a completely "free standing" second layer, which I turned 45 degrees and then mounted on foam pads for dimension, the other I just half cut the inner petals so that I could turn up the ends of them. I positioned my flowers and then added lots of Stickles for sparkle. I also used a small heart from a Craftwork Cards "Tag It" pack, covered it with paper (the other side of this double sided sheet), cut slots in the paper and threaded some spotty satin ribbon through. I gave the heart a dusting of Pumice Stone Distress Ink to define the edge of the shape and fixed it with foam pads. Once the Stickles had dried I drew some "sketchy" lines around most of the flowers and around the four sides of the card using a fine liner, shaped the petals on the two layer flower and dusted all around the sides of the card with the distress ink again. Oh, and then I stuck a few sparkly gems on for good measure!

OK, that's all from me for now. Please leave a comment, I love reading them.

Back soon!

Julie xx