I had such a job deciding which sketch to use for this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge cos I love all Jo's sketches but eventually went with sketch #17. I didn't want to use a Prima flower, it was too "pretty" for the feel of the card so I made one instead. It's quick and easy to do and I've done a mini tut on how I made the rustic flower, it's near the bottom of this post.
I've used one of the soon to be released Whiff of Joy Party Animals images - isn't this little goat just the cutest!! As soon as I saw this image I started thinking checks/ginghams/rustic and knew the new Laura Ashley papers would be perfect. I Cuttlebugged the centre strip in keeping with the gingham backing paper and stitched around the edges of the paper. The scalloped border is done by punching out 3/4" circles and sticking to the back of the mat.
I'm still loving decorating the inside and back of the card, hope I can keep it up lol.
The heart on the back of the card is punched with a Woodware punch
Here's how I made the rustic flower, sorry the close ups are a bit blurred.
I punched out 3 circles - 1 x 1.5" in blue, 1 3/4" in gingham and a 3/4" in blue/
Distress the edges of the circles with a distressing tool and a nail file. Don't be afraid to crumple/crease the discs, crumpled and bashed is GOOD! Edge the discs with a matching ink and add a few more bends and creases for good measure. Assemble with a brad - the one I've used is from the QVC Cosmo Cricket TSV and was perfect for the look I wanted.
Whiff of Joy Party Animals stamp coloured with Distress Inks and H2O's
Laura Ashley 6 x 6 Velvet paper pack Love Song
Sentiments: - front is Cuddly Buddly, inside is Elzybells
I also received this award from Ceal, thanks for thinking of me hunny. I've already passed this on so if anyone hasn't received this yet please help yourself lol.
Thanks for looking,