.... made it!!! I was beginning to think that I wouldn't get chance to make a card for this week's challenge at CAS-ual Fridays. This week they want us to use twine and buttons - now I really like the bakers twine that I've seen used on various cards, but sadly I don't have any - yet!!
However, I do have some rather lovely embroidery cotton that I thought would work. But it's taken all week to come up with an idea for my cards - yes, I ended up making two!! I've made baby cards - I need some for my stash. The first card is for a new baby boy - it features twine, buttons and embossing!
Cuttlebug: Embossing folders (2 × 2½") Set of 4 - It's a Girl: A2 Borders - Just My Type
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Celtic Heritage
Inks: Distress - Broken China
Spellbinders: Classic Squares Sm (S4-128) # 4; Lacey Squares (S4-295) # 4
Accessories: Card DCWV - The Glitter Mat; Twine and buttons from stash, Pebbles Inc Chalks
I have lots of Cuttlebug folders and realised that I've not used them anywhere near enough - so I had a rummage through my collection to find the buttons border - which I thought would be perfect for this card. I also looked out the set that contained the baby in a peapod - in a set called "It's a Girl!" - well, I used it for my boy card - that's me - contrary!!
I added colour to the embossed image with some shimmery chalks and inked the edge of the image with distress ink. I layered this image onto some fun card from my stash which I'd cut out with the lacey squares. I put some of the embroidery thread in the buttons and stuck them on with pinflair glue - to make sure they don't come off! I also added a twine ribbon above the embossed buttons and finished it all off with a tiny sentiment from a set that has barely seen any ink! I borrowed Kathryn's teddy for the photo above!!
The second card is for a baby girl. Once again I've used my Cuttlebug folders to make the centre image. This time I opted for the pretty little parasol with the heart and I coloured it pink! I used my beaded squares to cut out a pink mat. I added twine to the edge of the card and one tiny button. I finished off with a simple greeting.
Cuttlebug: Embossing folders (2 × 2½") Set of 4 - It's a Girl
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Celtic Heritage; Baby set that I got from a bargain bin
Inks: Distress - Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord; Memento - Grape Jelly
Spellbinders: Classic Squares Sm (S4-128) # 4; Beaded Squares (S4-315) # 3
Accessories: Twine, buttons and paper from stash, Pebbles Inc Chalks
That's all for now. I'm going to be busy in my craft room this evening making lots of cards - which I'll be sharing with you over the next few days in scheduled posts (so long as Blogger plays nice!).
See you soon.