Anyway, I have been sat at my crafty table for a couple of hours today and have a card to share that was inspired by the talented Tara Godfrey from Inking on the Edge...I just love this girl's style and use of colour and talk about die envy!!...So this was my take on the card she made HERE...
At Leigh Show, everyone loved the colours of the Bird design set from Animal Antics and I've teamed the papers with bolder mats than usual, to keep the card bright and sunny (though I did have to take pictures with the flash, so the pink isn't quite as bold as showing in the photo)...
After talking to so many crafters last weekend, the resounding thought was that people were unsure how to go about replicating the samples that they'd seen. With this in mind, I will try whenever possible (a. if I remember and b. if I get the time) to add a card recipe and sizes when making new samples, so if you would like to replicate this card, or just use the layout for another project, heres the card recipe :
Hot Pink mat - 12 x 17cm
Bird Blossom paper - 11.5 x 16.5cm
Green mat - 12.5 x 9cm, corners rounded
Bird Polka dot paper - 12 x 8.5cm, corners rounded
Aqua mat - 14.5 x 5.5cm one end fishtail
Bird Chevron paper - 14 x 5cm one end fishtail
Hot Pink Spellbinders Scalloped Square
Bird Stripe - 7.5cm square, corners rounded
Bird Image Topper
Bird Sentiment - Snapshot Tool around the Happy 'Bird-day' sentiment, Click to Print, set Custom Scale to 130% and Print
Sentiment cut to 2.5 x 9.5cm, fishtail both ends
Green mat - 3 x 10cm, fishtail both ends
*Please let me know if you think this is a good idea!?! (I so want people to achieve the same results as what they've seen) And if you ever have a question about how I have made a certain card or a technique, then please do not hesitate to leave me a comment ( I have comment moderation turned on and will not publish anyone's email address) and I'll get back to you or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org *I embellished the card with buttons, pearls and White Liquid Pearl dots, plus highlighted the bird image with crystal glitter. The inside was finished with the coordinating Bird 5x7 landscape insert.
It's workshop in the morning then a bit more sorting out of the house - I want to change the boys' bedrooms around as they're outgrowing their midsleeper bunks now (especially my big man who is now over 6 foot!) So, if I don't get chance to pop in, have a wonderful weekend, whatever you are doing!
Huge crafty hugs,