Thursday 28 May 2015

Mono Flowers Card

Hello its Alli here and today I have made a card using the digi stamp challenge theme of mono for my inspiration. This card was so quick and easy to make because there was no colour matching or colouring in, infact I think it is the easiest card I have ever made. I Hope you like it and I hope it makes you want t enter the digi stamp competition.

what you will need:
Little Claire digi SW Flower stamp
6" x 6" cream base card
black card
A4 cream fine linen paper 120gsm
black fine tip pen
cream jute ribbon
black button (not a button with a shank)
thank you sentiment
small hole punch
clear nail varnish

Using your graphics program open the SW Flower stamp and re size to  4 3/4" from the top of the flower to the bottom of the stem. Whilst you are setting up  a page to print you can make the words for the sentiment. I use Serif Craft Artist and this program has some pre-set sentiments, so chose one and make it 1 1/4" from side to side.
On cream linen paper print the image.
Colour the stems (not the leaves) of the flowers with the fine tip black pen.
Cut around the image and mat and layer it onto black card and then onto cream linen paper.
Punch two small dots from the black paper and bevel them (I use the rounded end of a small paint brush and the palm of my hand to bevel small things). Stick the two dots onto the topper.

Cut a piece of black card to mat and layer onto the cream base card but do not stick it down onto the base card.

Stick the flower topper onto the black card.

Take the jute ribbon (mine is just over 1" wide and long enough to secure around the back of the black card) and if it isn't frayed on the top and bottom edges then fray it.
Cut another piece of the jute to 3" x 1 1/4" and fray along all the edges. Decide where the jute ribbon will line up with the flower stems and at this point tie on the 3 1/4" piece of jute.
Secure the jute ribbon to the card. Paint the underside of the bow part with clear nail varnish to stop the jute from fraying and leave it to rest on acetate or greaseproof paper till dry.
Tie jute threads onto the black button and then stick the button onto bow part of the ribbon.

Stick the black card topper onto the base card.

Cut the sentiment down to size and stick into position on the card.

Of course you don't have to use black and cream as your colour scheme, I did think about using black and blue or black and pink and those Ombre papers from Little Clare would work really well too.

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