Monday, 26 May 2014

Flowers and flourishes

Paper Engineering

I took inspiration for this card from HOTP "Susan's Journal of Paper Engineering".

The card is a simple window card. Using an A4 piece of card and folded in half to make a card (using the Crafter's Companion Ultimate), I mat and layered some gold and some criss cross paper on the front from an old Crafter's Companion paper set.

Using the largest of the Spellbinders Classic Oval set, I cut the aperture from the centre of the card (through all three layers).

I placed some beige coloured vellum behind the aperture but it looks white in the picture

I took some rose design paper from the Papermania Nostalgia Warm 12x12 pad and centred the spellbinders die so that some of the roses overhung the oval shape and drew round the inside of the die with a pencil. Cut along the pencil line and around the roses. I also cut out some extra roses to decoupage onto the image.

I cut the paper with the rose aperture down to size, edged it with some pumice stone distress ink and placed over the aperture in the card. I also added some faux stitching with a white pen around the outside.

At this point I should probably have added the stickles around the aperture, but I left that till the end which made it slightly trickier!

The flourishes are cut from the same vellum using the Spellbinders d-lites sprig die.

The bow and lattice ribbon are cut from the same rose paper using Sue Wilson's 3D Lattice Bow dies.

The sentiment is one from a sheet of sentiments but I don't know where it came from. I have lots of them!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers - flourish challenge
Charisma Cards - May flowers challenge

I am also sending this to the Allsorts Challenge Blog - HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY


  1. Hon, you have entered this in the wrong post!!!! You've added it to our Design Team call...... can you go back and add it to the correct one please, otherwise you won't be in the running for prizes or a top 5 spot

    Lin xx

  2. Such a pretty and elegant card Helene, thank you for joining our Birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  3. Thanks for adding to the correct post.

    Love all the dimension on this pretty card from the bow and the flourishes.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  4. Great card and the flourishes are super. Thanks for joining us at Crafty cardmakers and more.

  5. Hi Helene,
    totally stylish card, beautiful details.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts' Birthday Party;-))m

  6. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. Oh, this is gorgeous - so pretty and elegant.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Cardmakers!