Sunday, 26 February 2012

Papercraft Essentials Magazine

Phew what a week.....................our daughter had a very nasty car accident on Monday - a big 4 x 4 failed to stop and ploughed into the back of her...............her beautiful purple Fiesta is no more and she has 2 breaks in her arm, excessive bruising and whiplash. ........and bless her still managing to smile, whilst missing her independance and being able to work on a farm which she so loves.............You just never quite know what may be round the corner in life...........and probably a good job we don't always know......

Onto other matters...............Alongside my Little Claire Design Teamies a few of our cards were published in the latest edition of Papercraft Essentials.............and here is mine  - might you have this stamp or similar and feel the need to be creative?


15cm scalloped square blank

Black Mementos Inkpad

Sunny Days Stamp set from Little Claire

White cardstock - Little Claire

Backing paper freebie from Papercraft Essentials Issue 75

Bazzill cardstock lime green and burgundy

Martha Stewart Zig Zag Border Punch – Little Claire

Small Butterfly punch

2” Scalloped circle punch – Little Claire

Lime green spotty organza ribbon - Little Claire

6 white Card Candi, 5 tiny adhesive clear gems and a little glitter glue.

Promarkers plus fineliner - all Little Clare

Step by Step.

1. Cut pattern paper to 14cm square and matt onto 14.5cm square burgundy bazzill,

Cut a burgundy bazzill panel 8.5cm x 14.5cm. Punch lower edge with zigzag punch. Fix to patterned paper. Create bow with organza ribbon and fix to back of burgundy paper. Fix to scalloped card front using double sided tape.

2. Stamp hedgehog and sentiment onto white cardstock. Trim to rectangle shape and matt and layer onto lime green bazzill them dark green spotty paper. Cut out circle sentiment, matt on the scalloped lime green bazzill card circle. Fix to bottom right hand corner using 3D foam pads. Fix hedgehog to panel.

3. Colour using promarkers. Add a fine line around edge of stamped image to replicate stitching.

4. Add 3 punched out butterflies and fix using a little glue to centre so that wings can be folded away from the card. Colour candi with promarkers and fix using 3D square pads. Add fine line trail and antennae to butterflies.

5. Highlight with a little glitter glue to grass clipping, beads of perspiration from hedgehog and little to grass. Adhesive stones to centre of butterflies and the letter O’s in the sentiment.

More later in the week..............perhaps............take care out there! xxGaynor

1 comment:

  1. Well done you on the magazine article. Love your little hedgey-pig card, have seen it in the flesh on the stand, its gorgeous! Hoping things are better for Vicky now, fingers crossed X hugs Heidi x