Monday, 28 April 2014

Sew nice

I have quite a few paper pads and I usually buy 12" x 12" ones so you can imagine how much space they all need. Some of these pads I've had going on 15 years and the reason I haven't used them is two-fold, I love to look at them so can't bear to use them and because sometimes the feature of the paper makes it a little too large to make a card. Well, this time I decided to use small dies to create embellishments to bring out the feature of the paper rather than the paper being the background...

I started off by cutting the 12" x 12" in such a way as to make the feature the main focus of the card. The edge of the paper has been inked using DI before I cut a slide mount frame using an old Spellies die to make another focus of the bird and then added some washii tape and lace:

Using the same slide mount die, I used other parts of the paper to make coordinating bases for embellishments (although I ended up using just one extra). Tim's Movers and shapers dies are already ready to hand - dress form and spools. The larger butterflies were cut from Heartfelt Creations dies (but Tim's butterflies are equally as good) and the smaller ones are made from mini punches although you could use Tim's strip die:

Using the slide mounts:

Layering up - left:

Another Movers and shapers die (label) was used to cut mount board and paper to make the sentiment:

The finished birthday card:

Have a great week everyone!

Chris xxx


  1. Fabulous piece of art Chris. The way you have put it all together makes it very interesting too. Love it lots. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. I love this Chris - you have really made a wonderful job of using the papers so brilliantly in a wonderful design. We all have some papers like that, so thank you for the inspiration! I love all the individual embellishments - they all work so well together. Jennie x

  3. Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on Local Tamil News

  4. You really have used those papers to their best advantage Chris, I love that focal image and your use of the slide mounts adds so much interest. Love the butterflies too! You have certainly got me thinking of my (enormous) stash of papers in a new light. Anne x

  5. How lovely to bring the papers into the foreground with those enchanting embellishments... delicious card, Chris!
    Alison xx