Thursday, July 8, 2010

Paper Artsy card

We had a lovely time last night at Craft Den, making a really fun Paper Artsy card with the new stamps Lynne has in and also she showed us how to make some distressed paper flowers from the Magnolia magazine. I dont have this mag so I hadn't seen them before. I will start making loads now as they are actually really easy to do, you just need to leave them to dry overnight as you have to wet the paper to manipulate them. I have spritzed mine this morning with cosmic shimmers, 'rich gold.'

I am also busy using some lovely wrapping paper I found at John Lewis to make some gift tags. The paper has lovely vintage book plate designs on it. I am going to highlight them with some glossy accents or stickles, I have not quite decided yet.
I also got a sheet with butterflies illustrations on as well, they were in the sale. I am terrible for pouncing on things like that and never using them, so I am trying to be good and make the tags. The butterflies are bigger and they have caterpillar illustrations as well on some, so I'm going to cut them out and make collage style tags over music sheets or old book pages. I'm not quite sure when I will fit any housework in this week, lol.


  1. Had a great time as well last night was a lovely class!! The new stamps are lovely and may have to purchase some.

    Love your sprayed flowers really finishes it off!!! Will certainly be making more!!

    The tags are great nice love the images it's lovely to see someone using up stash!!! lol Chanelle xx

  2. Lovely card, those stamps are really nice and you've been very creative with this one. The tags are looking good, good idea of yours.

  3. Love the card the colours are so pretty and the flower is fantastic. Your tags are great what a brilliant idea.
    Pat xx

  4. Nice stamps. Great card & tags. Very creative. Don't worry about the housework, sometimes it has to take a back seat. Love Sandra x

  5. This is a great card, lovely tags, you've been busy enough without all that boring old housework on top... xoxox Ann

  6. Great card K - really different.

    I am glad I have learnt how to make those flowers now. I will try soaking them like you did next time!!! LOL.

    Great class today - nice and relaxing.

    Love Kerry xx