This week I have been experimenting with my first 'step' card having been taught how to achieve the perfect creases by Lisa at http://www.thatcraftplace.co.uk/. Aah the wonders of a Hougie Board! (I don't actually own one yet so you'll have to head to http://hougiecrafts.com/ to see what I'm talking about!)
Here's a snapshot of What's On my Workdesk this Wednesday:
And here's the card- a technical challenge!:
Having cut my card to size and scored my step creases, I stuck torn mulberry papers to the background.
Next, I played with some Copper Knitted Wire and made the leaves, stems, butterflies and roses. CKW is very versatile, you can bend it, stretch it, twist it, pull out the sides... The main flower stem is made from placing a lollipop stick inside the CKW, as it comes in the form of a flat tube, then I folded in the sides and twisted the edges. For the butterflies I folded in the ends and then rotated the edges to create wings. For the roses I carefully rolled up a length and glued the end under the back to stop it unravelling-fiddly stuff, required patience! I pulled out the outer layers to create the rose effect.
The pink flowers are made from putting felt through my Grand Calibur die cut machine. Such joy discovering it cuts through felt!! Brads form the centres. The smaller flowers are the same felt with 3 folded Candi discs stuck to the centre using dimensional glue. The centre-piece flower is achieved from bending and glueing about 100 Candi discs to a circular piece of card creating the petal effect.
Originally, I designed this card to enter That Craft Places recent Challenge: 'Not a square or a rectangle' but missed the deadline due to pesky migraines and naughty aches and pains getting in the way. But I completed it at last yay! and am very pleased with the results. Not sure who I'm going to give it to yet :)
Now , what's my next project going to be I wonder...!
Thank u for visiting and for your comments and inspiration, have a Happy What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday crafters, sending out creative vibes :))) Angela aka Angel Greetings! xx