The CARDS challenge I thought up for this past week on the Create: blog was to create a card with paper weaving - one of my very favorite techniques! Here is the card I made:
Let's zoom in a little closer:
And just for good measure, let's zoom in even more:
THANKS! by Paige Evans
How to: Die cut a 5" butterfly from scratch cardstock, trace it onto the front of a 6" square kraft card base, then carefully cut out the butterfly with an Xacto knife (tip - I traced the butterfly on the inside so there wouldn't be any pencil/pen marks on the outside of the card.). On a 6" square of scrap cardstock, weave thin strips of coordinating patterned paper - I used The Classics line by American Crafts - one of my favorite lines to date. Put dimensional adhesive squares around the back of the butterfly window, place the paper weaving piece behind, then trim any excess. Stitch three semi-straight lines across the bottom of the card using white thread. Tie a bow from robin's egg blue crocheted trim, pierce pearl stickpins through the knot, top it with a red chipboard heart, then adhere it to the bottom right side of the butterfly. Add a yellow floral paper accordion flower next to the bow and set mini alphabet stickers below to make a sentiment. Done and done!
Supplies: Cardstock: Archiver's; Patterned paper, crocheted trim, chipboard heart, accordion paper flower, adhesive: American Crafts; Mini alphabet stickers: Making Memories; Stickpins: Pebbles; Personal electronic cutting machine (Cricut), cartridge (Give a Hoot): Provo Craft; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Paper cutter, scissors: Fiskars; X-acto knife
While I had my supplies out, I whipped up a project that will debut on the American Crafts blog next week. Here is a little sneak, cuz I can't give away the whole kit and caboodle (I love that phrase)!
And last but certainly not least, registration for the CRAFT Beach Retreat I (and many other amazing and talented ladies!) are teaching at this November is now open!
TTFN - tata for now!