This is the card I've made for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #11. I spent a lot of time at the weekend cleaning and sorting out my crafting room and I came across some long neglected items in my stash. When I saw the round shape of the WMS sketch this week I remembered I'd seen my flower shaped cards and I thought one of those would be perfect!
I bought these cards from Craftwork Cards years ago but haven't used one in a very long time. Each card comes with three flower shaped pieces - two coloured pearlescent shapes and one plasma (clear plastic) shape. Each flower shape has a hole and you tie ribbon through the holes to connect the pieces together to form the card - the plasma shape goes at the front. The card fits in a 6" square envelope.
I used the lovely Asian Gardens set for my image panel. The flowers are all popped up with 3d foam pads. Nestie dies were used to cut out all my circles. The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Kioshi line. I stacked two lilac buttons together after threading thin strips of Artichoke CS through the small buttonholes. I couldn't resist adding a clear crystal to the birdcage!
I've recently joined the Birthday RAK group on the Splitcoast Stampers website and this card will be the last birthday RAK card I send out for August. I've stamped the 'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from the Asian Gardens set inside the card as I didn't have room on the card front.
A little while ago I came across Monica Gale's fab idea of decorating 6" rulers with double sided patterned paper. She has a video tutorial here on her blog post. I decorated a ruler with the same Basic Grey Kioshi paper I'd used on the card except I used the reverse, flowery side for the front of the ruler. I've added a coat of clear gloss varnish to the back of the ruler to make it more durable. They make such an inexpensive, fun RAK gift, and being flat, they're perfect for posting! Please click on the photo if you want a larger view.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Asian Gardens set
CS: Lilac pearlescent Craftwork Cards flower shaped card, SU! Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White
Patterned paper: Basic Grey Kioshi 'Lilo'
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves & Sweet Plum, VersaMagic Eggplant chalk ink
Tools: Circle Nestabilities dies, Crop-A-Dile
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon, clear crystal, PaperMania buttons, SU! Pewter jumbo eyelet, Wilkinson 6" clear plastic ruler, 3d foam pads