I’m a bit tardy with posting about this card I made two weeks ago. I saw the following sketch on the Just Add Ink blog, and I thought it’d make a good launching point for a birthday card that I wanted to make.
Last time I went into Brisbane I bought the Carnation Creations Spellbinder dies, and after trying out a few variations and styles of putting them together, I had a couple of flowers that I was pleased with and would fit into my sketch.
I made this card with a recipient in mind who is having a birthday soon. I tend to make cards just because I like to, but lately I’ve been swinging more to making cards for a purpose, other than my own creative fulfilment. I just don’t have as much time to make cards as I previously did, and maybe my interests are taking a different track.
As I was fiddling around making flowers with these new dies at the shop, the owner suggests a different way to use my paper shaping tool which gave me a result that I liked, which you can see here. I was able to get the tips to lift up without much effort. I used the smaller end of this tool –
– and starting at the center of the flower shape, I drag the tip along each petal to the tip. It a quick and efficient way to curl the paper up. Then using the larger end, I press in a small circular motion the middle of the shape, which pops the petals up even further.
Just like the Rose Creation dies I was using earlier, this set of dies also comes with leaves, which is a definite bonus. I used two different dies from the Fleur de Lis Accent set to make the side trim, using the stencil feature on the dies to add a touch of colour. I also used a sentiment stamp to add interest to the petals.
I’ve been doing a bit of online shopping recently, which has been a lot of fun. In the next couple of weeks I’ll have all my new supplies delivered, and then after I give some of my new things a test run, I hope to have something to show you. I’ll give you a sneak peak at something I’ve ordered called the Mega Mount made by Impression Obsession. I just love the concept and I hope I can master it.