I had a lot of fun working on this squash card! It was a challenge to get the ribbon in the correct place, but I got there in the end. This is when swaps really come into their own! I say this because if I’d received a swap of a squash card, even if it was a mini-size, I’d be able to see how it was made. After that it’s normally easy to make modifications. For example, if the mini-size swap had a belly band holding it together, it’d be easy to work out where and how to attach a ribbon instead.
The first card I made was the Grapefruit Grove. I left the ribbon till last and had to punch holes for it. Not ideal, but I knew the position was fine. The second card was the Poppy Parade Sweet Storybook, and I put the ribbon in the middle to see if it was a better position than at the bottom. It wasn’t, but at least I then knew the best position was near the base, and best concealed under the layers. I’m really pleased with the finished card.
In the video I also showed how I paint the centre of the flowers brown. I’ve seen several cards on Facebook, where crafters have used flowers like those on my Grapefruit Grove card. It’s not easy to tell if they have painted the flowers or fussy cut them from the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper. I suspect it’s the latter, but it did make me think how would I do it!
The Sweet Storybook card features the mushroom and the two mice I featured in the card I shared here on Monday. The mice are two-step stamping and have a die to cut them out. I would love to have the same for the mushroom. Although there is a two-step stamp for the top of the mushroom, it would be good to have one for the stalk also. Although the mushroom is quite easy to fussy cut, it would be good to have a die for it.
I forgot to add some bling to my card during the video, but I have added it since. Please check out the photographs! Rhinestones make such a difference! I hope you enjoy the video, and give it a go. It’s a real fun card to make.
That’s about it from me today. I wish you a really wonderful Wednesday, and until I’m back with you tomorrow, happy crafting!
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