Friday, 19 April 2013

Washi Tape and a little bit of Texture.

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.

I've probably said this before but, usually, when I make a card I know pretty much what design and embellishments I wish to use, but with this card it kind of happened bit by bit.
 I've had a die cut of a tattered clock in my stash for quite a while but never really found the right place to use it.  I usually found something else which was more appropriate.  Then I saw a tutorial by Gabrielle Pollaco where she used one of her flourishes as a mask and decided I wanted to give that a go.  So I placed the clock on a piece of white cardstock and inked over it with a Versa Color stamp pad in Cinnamon and really liked the result.
( Unfortunately I can't find the tutorial but HERE is the link to Gabrielle's Blog if you wish to have a look. )
Then I went to look for a piece of lace and found my Washi Tape.  I really liked the colours and the text on it so decided to use that instead.
 I did a little bit of doodling ( inspiration by Heather Jacob, although you can't see it too well here ) and also some stamping around the edge of the cardstock ( inspiration by Sandie Edwards ).  I then distressed the edges and mounted it on a deep grey card base.  Then I had to decide what embellishments to use and, of course, chose flowers.  ( Loooove my flowers.  LOL )  These flowers are mostly Kaisercraft but there are a couple of small Prima ones in there as well. 
I felt the centre was a bit bare so I added the chipboard tag.  I also added the small pearls and some tiny dragonflies to the cluster to fill it in a bit and used some liquid pearls to decorate the tag.
I used some texture paste and a template to add a little extra interest to the sides of the card and peeled back the cardstock to add  a dragonfly in the corner.

As I said before, this card came together bit by bit.  Each time I added an element something else came to  mind.  I'm quite happy with the result.

That's all for now lovely people.
Thank you so much for visiting and enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. Wow, this is super stunning, Marg...everything from the gorgeous cluster, right through to the template texture work on the background. It really is a beautiful card & I'm sure the recipient will love it! (love those die cut leaves...can I ask what die that is? ta)

    1. Hi Linda and thank you for your lovely comment. For these leaves I used Magnolia Ink's Flower and Leaf Die. ox Marg

  2. stunning card , love all the elements, really beautiful...... have a great week :)

  3. HI..This card is a mini masterpiece! so many details, love the masking and all the flowers look wonderful!! gorgeous card!

  4. This is totally stunning! Gorgeous card!!! xo

  5. So beautiful, everything you incorporated is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...

  6. Absolutely gorgeous - love every bit of this card.

  7. love love love this Margy ... sensational colors and design x great to see you on FB ... well done you x


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