Wednesday 19 April 2017

Floral Stepper Card for Leonie

Hello lovely peeps

Leonie is back on Hochanda today with her Typography collection and we were asked to make some more samples combining Leonie's products with Pebeo Metal Leaf and/or Sara's Shabby Chic collection.

My first make is a side-stepper card and I used one of the Fancy Card Blanks from Crafters Companion as my base.

I wanted to cover the front of the card with patterned paper and thought the easiest way to get the shape right was to make a template, so I cut one of the card blanks up.

I traced the 'hat' shape on the back of some pink card and cut it out slightly inside the lines.

Next I used the pink shape to trace on the back of some Blissful Cotton patterned paper (from Anna Marie Designs) and cut it out inside the lines again.

The side panels were easy to decorate as they are just rectangles. To distress each panel I roughened the edges with my scissors.

For the sentiment topper I started by die-cutting one of Sara's Antique Frames from white card, the pink card and the patterned paper.  I then took the white 'innie' bit and embossed it with one of Leonie's mini 'Swirls and More' folders

Tip: if you place the folder on your platform so that the edge of the folder peeks over the edge of the platform then you don't get a line on your card from the edge of the folder.

I turned the shape around and embossed the other corner (using the same trick as above to avoid getting a line in the middle)

I fitted this centre piece inside the pink frame/'outy' bit and taped it at the back to hold it in place, then added the patterned paper frame/ 'outy' bit with a slight offset.

The letters for 'Mum' were cut from matching pink card using Leonie's Typography dies.

To make the flowers I used the Aged Rose die from Sara's Shabby Chic collection with some slightly textured white paper, using two die-cuts per flower. I put a spot of glue under the second petal

and laid the second die-cut on top, slightly offset from the first

Once the glue was dry I used a quilling tool to wind it into a flower shape, pinching really tight at the start to give a nice curly centre

and added lots of Tacky (PVA) glue to the bottom to secure it to the base. I held the flowers together for 60 seconds while the glue dried to make sure they didn't unravel.

Everything was then layered up on the card base with some cheesecloth, white organza ribbon and a white 'Weathered Window' die-cut.

Leonie's Hochanda shows are on at 7am, 10am and 5pm BST today. You can watch live online, Sky channel 663, Freeview 85 or Freesat 817. The shows will also be on Rewind for about 10 days.

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I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Crafty Ribbons (on FB)  Use ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon #161 Flowers
Noor Flowers
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Eclectic Ellapu - Shabby Chic/Vintage
A Vintage Journey - The Magic of 3
Deep Ocean Challenge #153 Spring
Shopping Our Stash #29 use a rose
Unicorn Challenge #20 Petal power
Tinker- Dream  #52 Mothers Day/for woman or girl

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Peniche5 said...

Absolutely gorgeous flowers Katrina! Thanks for taking part in the Bastel Traum challenge this month :) Dennice Watts

Donna said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our Rose challenge this week!

cass said...

Beautifully crafted, gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

Barbara Washburn said...

Wow, really great job! I love the distressing on the papers and the simplicity of the sentiment with all that is going on. Thanks for sharing at Unicorn Challenges. Barbara DT

Jenny Marples said...

What a beautiful card! I bet Leonie was thrilled to be able to share it. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey xx

berucrafts said...

Oh, what for a wonderful card, love how you made the flowers, great idea. Thanks for sharing your card by Hugs Ute