Sunday, 15 January 2012

Clematis Happy Birthday Card - Sketch n Stash Challenge 78

My sweet friend Michelle from the Card Grotto designed the sketch for the Sketch n Stash 78 blog challenge and I really wanted to make a card using it as it's a fab layout.  I almost ran out of time, I just made it at the last minute!  For some reason time seems to have just run away from me and it wasn't helped with me being poorly which meant no crafting for a few days.

Anyway, I've put together a simple card using Lasting Impressions papers which I have had in my stash for YEARS and my brand new stash item is the Clematis stamp from Woodware.  When I went rootling among my buttons I found this big green one which was a great match to the green paper I'd used - the button has been in my stash for years also!  I stamped the image onto the green paper first, cut the entire image out, stamped again onto the pink paper and cut just the flower out.  I've popped up the flower with 3d foam tape.  I used my EK Success Circle Scissor Pro to cut out the black circle.  After gluing down the sentiment strip I was ready to position the main image and I realised it wasn't going to look quite right after I'd placed the button.  So a little adjustment was in order - I snipped off a couple of leaves and repositioned one of them behind a different petal - much better!  I threaded paper strips through the buttonholes, attached the button with glue dots and that was the card front finished.

I can't call a card finished until I've decorated the inside and the envelope but I shall do that later.  I thought I better upload the card to my blog before the challenge entry time expired!

Here's what I did inside and to the envelope.

Stamps: Woodware Clematis clear stamp, sentiments from Hero Arts Yummy Treats clear set
CS: Glitter Pot thick white CS
Patterned paper: Black Licorice, Kiwi & Raspberry papers from Lasting Impressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: EK Success Circle Scissor Pro, XCut & EK Success flower punches, 1/4" circle punch, Crop-A-Dile
Embellishments & accessories: large green button, 3d foam tape



Michelle said...

I am so happy that you got a chance to enter my sketch Ruth! I love the big flower and the colours you have used. I am sure that the inside and envelope will be as beautifully decorated as the front of the card.

Thanks for joining in at Sketch N Stash,

Michelle xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the colours.Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash.
Kevin xx

sarah-Jane said...

Great card. I love the flower and bright colours. The inside looks great too. Thank you for joining us at Sketch n Stash.
Sarah-Jane xx

Margaret said...

The clematis is such a beautiful image and I love the papers!Wonderful card!