Friday, July 8, 2011

Evermore Thanks Card

Card Design ©Sharon M. Reinhart 2011
Thanks for sticking with me, I know it has been awhile. I hope you enjoy this creation made with Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden - Nature Sancturary Paper. It is a beautiful print and perfect for the addition of handmade flowers. The flowers have been created with the Pink Paislee printed cardstock along with fancy ivory paper from The Paper Company. I love making my own handcrafted flowers - can you tell, they keep appearing on my creations. Simply die cut scallop shapes, I used the Spellbinder's Big Scalloped Circles SM die #2 (#1 being the smallest). Lightly mist the scallop circles and then gently crumple and unfold.  From there stack the layers together (anywhere from 5 - 7 layers if creating with papers and cardstocks and not tissue). Pierce the center, insert brad and fold back prongs. One layer at a time crumple up and inwards to create a tight bud. Lightly mist with water or you might like to try the new Fireworks! craft ink sprays from Tsukineko. I completed a designer challenge project for the Be Inspired event (which is now sold out) for the CHA summer show in Chicago in which these sprays were used - loved them. They have beautiful color as well as shimmer. Once the tight bud has dried, gently manipulate the petals open until you have achieved your desired effect then sponge edge of petals with ink. The greeting on this card is a Penny Black stamp.

If you are looking for inspiration on how to recycle and repurpose within your card crafting check out the CardMaker Magazine online newsletter going live on July 11th. It is a free newsletter, so sign up and it will be delivered to your inbox. Hope you gather some new ideas from it. Also look for the Card Making Around The House feature in the magazine available at newstands or by download.
Creatively Yours,

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