Hello and welcome!
Another week has flown by and I am back today with a new card for this week's
Allsorts challenge! It's
my turn to host and I selected the theme of
Patterned Papers! Hope you'll play along with us for a chance to win, in fact there
will be two prizes this week. I'm making it easy too, if you don't have any
patterned papers, you may get creative and find a pretty page in a magazine as
an alternative, or you may even make your own DIY patterned paper using
inks,stamps, stencils etc.
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It's a total coincidence that I used harlequin patterned paper on my card and
only noticed when I prepared the post yesterday when I saw our prize was
the harlequin bouquet stamp :-) This paper just stood out to me when I dug
through my box of papers.
The "Thank You" sentiment is an oldie by Stampin Up. The colorful striped
paper is also by Stampin Up, really old as well and I have no idea what brand the harlequin paper is.
The herringbone (?) type "stitching" is a stamp from an old Whimsy Stamps Faux
Stitching set and I tied some
natural jute twine
around the card. To
add a little more interest I rounded the bottom corners with an old Creative
Memories corner rounder punch. I'm surprised this punch still works so well,
as I have newer punches that are no longer usable! This punch was actually my very first papercraft tool I've ever purchased (along with those decorative scissors), when I first started scrapbooking a long long time ago! And you can bet I pretty much used it on every photograph back then! LOL.
I used a
on the flower centers but it doesn't show up too well here. While it does
sparkle some in real life, there is not much sparkle left in my brush pen and
I really need to get a replacement soon!
Thanks so much for visiting!! Hope to see you over at the challenge blog!
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A really striking creation Ellie and great use of colour. Always like you addition of twine, I actually bought the very same huge reel of it a few weeks ago, ordered from the States and even with pps worked out cheaper than here in the UK.ReplyDelete
Think it will be a popular theme.
Thanks so much, Brenda.Delete
I think you'll love this twine. It's definitely my most used embellishment and the huge roll seems to last forever! Had mine for years and still have soooo much left!!
This is so pretty. I love the way the patterned paper looks like a frame around your image.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Amy!Delete
Love how your flowers pop against that striking background.ReplyDelete
Those flowers really stand out against the background and other decorative details. Great card! :) Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week!ReplyDelete
The colours are very striking and a beautiful combination in this design - a great theme too for our challenge, thanks.ReplyDelete
A really great choice of colours with great image and a super background.ReplyDelete
I just love the harlequin effect behind your flower image, it looks fantastic. Nice work. Thank you for entering your lovely project into World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Best of luck with you entry.ReplyDelete
That harlequin is just perfect with your whole design, this card is so interesting and striking!! Beautiful colouring too! Love the faux stitching!ReplyDelete
Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.ReplyDelete
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx
Such a pretty card Ellie - love the wee touch of (faux) stitchingReplyDelete
Those flowers really pop against the background! I love it.ReplyDelete
Striking beautiful card, gorgeous design;-))mReplyDelete
Fabulous card Ellie ….so pretty …ReplyDelete
Hugs Sylvie xx
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with Paperminutes.ReplyDelete
That is such a cute card! I like the print mix and the flowers are beautiful they really stand out :)ReplyDelete
Hope that you had a good weekend :) We had a nice relaxing one to kick off the winter school holidays :)
Away From The Blue
Great card,clean and simple my kind of cardReplyDelete
Such a beautiful card!!ReplyDelete
Curated By Jennifer
Love it Ellie, so gorgeous, xxxReplyDelete
Ellie this is absolutely beautiful, I love the effect that DP makes it seems to bring the card alive, the flowers are gorgeous a superb creationReplyDelete
bedankt voor het meedoen aan de challenge
groetjes jolanda bongers
dt creative sketchy girls
Such a beautiful card! I really like the harlequin pattern in the background.ReplyDelete
Wonderful creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing such a great idea, looking forward for the next post!ReplyDelete
Diana | Ferbena Fashion Blog & Magazine
What a lovely card.ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us for the June challenge at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
So elegant and just stunning. Thanks for joining in at the Daring Cardmakers. xReplyDelete