Today’s card was a very relaxing card to make because there was so much colouring to do!
Although there are three different hanging basket stamps in this set, I chose to use just two of them.
I used Marker pens for all the colouring as follows:-
a). Small forget-me-not type little flowers – Tempting Turquoise
b). Leaves in two outside baskets – Wild Wasabi
c). Leaves in centre basket – Wild Wasabi and Garden Green
e). Metal basket supports – Cajun Craze
f). Moss basket lining – Always Artichoke
keep looking at my finished card and feel something is missing, I think because
it has a plain white background; maybe I should have added some
I like the clean look of this card and didn’t want anthing
started with a Shimmery White Cardstock (CS) card base, with a layer of
Tempting Turquoise CS and then a top layer of Shimmery White CS.
the aid of my Stamp-a-ma-jig, and using our Basic Black Archival ink, I stamped the centre hanging basket first,
which enabled me to judge the
position for the outer two baskets.
I wanted them to be equi-distance between the
edge of the basket, and the outside edge of the cardstock.
wanted to tie three very small bows that I could adhere to the cord/chain that
holds the baskets, but I didn’t have anything in the right colour!
was this idea that made me think of having three small sentiments and
putting them across the cord/chain.
Using Tempting Turquoise Ink and some Shimmery White CS, I stamped three sentiments, and punched them out using
the Classic Label Punch.
I laid the three in place but it made my card
look top heavy, so I put two up and one down which made my card look
My final touch for the front of the card was to add a row of the very small pearls around the outer metal rim of the basket.
On the right-hand side of this top layer, I stamped the same hanging basket as the two outside ones on the front of the card, and coloured them just the same.
If I do decide to add some butterflies today, I’ll take some
photographs and show you them tomorrow.
Many thanks for joining me today.
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.