This evening I have made two cards, using the same basic technique. The first is a Christmas themed card to enter some Christmas challenges, and the second is just a general card that can be used for a variety of occasions.
So here is 'Christmas in Spring'. A basic green base card was used, with a gold sheer ribbon added down the centre. The a piece of 'Minds Eye' Christmas paper was trimmed vertically using decorative scissors and stuck over the ribbon, slightly to the left. Gold mirror card was used to create 'tiles' along with basic shape punches - snowflake and star. There were alternated down the patterned paper. Using the Papermania Honey and Hugs 'Festive Frolics' stamp set I created an image on a scalloped circle. I then coloured this image in using watercolour pencils. This was stuck to the bottom right of the card. Finally a line was drawn underneath the paper in purple watercolour pencil and blended with water.
I am entering this card for the following challenges:
CraftyHazelnuts Christmas - ribbon, twine etc
Papertake Weekly - Sketch (I have offset the circle)
Crafting by designs - Colours of Spring (for a different take on the theme)
Card Mania - Use a Sentiment
Jingle Belles Rock - Sketch
Crafting Techniques - Watercolours
This next one is 'Dragonfly Tiles' and uses only one double sided paper for the entire card. The paper came free with Homemade magazine. A basic card blank was covered with the floral side of the paper. Then a smaller panel was cut, using the decorative scissors for the vertical edges, and stuck in the centre of the card, after being reversed. Using a dragonfly punch five tiles were created from the paper, and stuck to the centre panel, floral side up, alternating between the tile and the punched image.
This card is being entered for these challenges:
Love to Create - Anything goes
CraftyCatz - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Spring is coming
Polkadoodles - Sugar and Spice
Abc challenge - G is for Girls
Country View - Paper Chase
Monthly Themes for Crafting - One Paper