Hope you've all enjoyed your weekend. We have had a quiet one, Grandson away for the weekend, so
we have been guinea pig sitting lol! she's been as good as gold, no bother at all. We have seen some sunshine too! although it is still bitterly cold but we shouldn't complain as it is still only February lol! and we do live up in the hills. I have a card for you tonight which was made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Crafts and uses their gorgeous rice papers. These papers are stronger than they look, they are strengthened by threads of silk and cotton and they look great if they have torn, fluffly edges. The best way to tear them is to wet them with water and a paint brush, where you want to tear it and the wet paper just pulls away, leaving a pretty edge which blends into your card.
Fold the ready creased, white scalloped card down the centre crease line, making an 8"x8" base card on which to work.
Take the sheet of rice paper and decide which section of it you want on the front of your card. Make this slightly smaller than the base card. To get the fringed edge, paint a line of water around all four edges of the paper, the size you want and gently pull the paper away around the wet line. When it dries,which will only be a couple of minutes or so, colour the edges with the pink tulip alchemy wax. Glue this to your base card, for this I used PVA glue.
Take the second piece of the same rice paper and cut out the music circle, no. 7 oval, the nearest boot and the advertisement at the bottom of the design. Glue these elements onto some white card. When dry, cut out and glue on top of the original design on your base card, using silicone glue, to give some dimension to your card.
Colour a piece of white card with the sax blue Starlight paint. Die-cut the solid butterfly using the Memory Box die. Die-cut the open butterfly (again from Memory Box) and colour with the mint Starlight paint. Add a touch of the pink tulip Alchemy wax to the wings. Fix the open butterfly on top of the solid and glue the butterfly to the left-hand side of the base card.
Die cut one medium, one large and one small flower from white card, using the Sizzix die set. Next die cut two large flowers from white card and colour one with cobalt and the other with the Japanese Jade Alchemy waxes. Wind these into spirals and glue to make the flowers, as in quilling.
Glue these flowers to the top right hand corner of the card. Well that's all from me for the time being. Have a good week and I'll be back again in a day or so. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and read my blog, I do hope you've enjoyed your visit and if you would like to leave me a comment, I would be delighted. See you soon.
Love and rainbows,
Big Hugs, Jennifer xx.