Ribbon & Bows
Despite recovering from flu, since February hit I have heard nothing but good news! On the 1st our amazing friends gave birth to their baby boy (who I am excited to meet), 2nd I woke up to news that I had won the Here Kitty Kitty Challenge over at CD Sunday with my purple kitten card and on the 3rd work called me to say that I won £35 on the bonus ball rollover thing we do. Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket?!
Due to the flu, I have been home and therefore between napping and entertaining the cat I have had time to make another card. I don't know why but I have been making another orange themed card. Last few days I am just drawn to Autumnal colours which is weird considering it is getting closer to Spring!
This week's challenge at CD Sunday is Ribbon & Bows so we can use our ribbon stashes. Any crafter who says they do not have a large stash is lying... we all have ribbon until it comes out of our ears. I for one have 3 quality street tins and a shoe box full (Oops!)
So this week's make is using my new Puppies & Kittens CD from Joanna Sheen that is no longer published but I have been stalking eBay for it, for a considerable amount of time I may add and have finally got my mitts on one. Yippee! I have used an adorable picture of a cat in a flowerpot with a sweet bunny. My two favourite pets!
The card is 8x8" in size and uses a large decoupage image from the CD, as well as coordinating backing paper. I have used orange paper for matt & layering. I have used orange ribbon along the left hand side with bow which is subtle and not too much but ties it all together nicely. I have added 3 clear gems in the bottom right hand corner as embellishment.
You can see the gorgeous layer of decoupage in this photo, which gives it depth and dimension. I didn't use all the layers as it sometimes becomes different to send when the card is too deep.
For the sentiment, I have used an embossed birthday sentiment in orange from Cuttlebug, cut this out with a circle die and then used a nested scalloped circle in the backing paper, raising it slightly from the card with sticky fixers. I have had this embossing folder for a while but first time I have tried it and it's so effective.
Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you like it Xx