Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Quick Wedding Card

Another card challenge this month from Young Crafter's Unite.

Dan and I have a wedding coming up in February. Some close friends of ours are tying the knot at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and we're looking forward to celebrating with them.

This month's challenge is to create a card following this YCU sketch:

I just received a cute background stamp in the mail from The Stamps of Life and I was so excited to use it for the first time. A wedding card seemed like a perfect place to break it out!

I know First Corinthians is read at nearly every wedding, but I still adore it. I stamped it out on white cardstock first and then restamped the last line on red cardstock. I cut out the "Love never fails" in red to make it into the banner. I added a Prima Crystal and coloured in some pearls with markers to match the colours of the card. The banner is adhered to the card with foam squares to add a little dimension and all the edges are inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I'm really looking forward to passing this card onto the happy couple and hope they enjoy it!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Check Out My Weave!

Today while crafting, I thought of something that I would love to try with some twine.

A Weave!

The art of weaving is not a new concept, we've been weaving fabrics since the dawn of time and it's definitely not a new thing in the crafty world either. I just haven't tried it out myself in years. I seem to remember weaving with wool when I was in Brownies at the age of it's been awhile!

I wanted to combine this little project with an entry for the Young Crafter's Unite Card Challenge this month. This month's challenge is to create a card that is clean and simple.

This is what I came up with. I first stamped my owl's body stamp on the front of the card and then cut it out with my exacto knife. I stamped the legs underneath and stamped the eyes and nose and cut them out too. On a separate square of cardstock I wrapped the twine and then wove in the fuschia coloured one. I glued the weave on the inside of the card so that on the outside you only see the shape of the owl.

The hearts I hand drew and coloured in then coated them with Crystal Effects. So there you have it! My clean and simple greeting card!