Saturday, August 4, 2018

Card inspiration - DT project for Paige Evans + Silhouette

Hey there crafty friends,

I'm stopping by to share a card duo I've created for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team!

I had a vague memory of having a 6x6 paper pad from the Take Me Away collection, but really wasn't sure if I just dreamt it...This is the collection I have the least supplies left of, especially paper, so I was literally jumping around with joy when I in fact did find it!

So for today's cards I'm using this collection!

First up is this card, for which I've picked out the Organic Flowers Background cut file (Design ID: #249892). 

First I scaled down the cut file a bit so the design was smaller, then cropped it to an A2 size (4.25x5.50") and cut it from a mint patterned paper. I backed it with a darker shade of mint paper and glued this panel onto an A2 size top folding card base. I then went through my embellies and tried about a hundred different options before I settled on this design. 

I added a floral chipboard frame in the middle, then layered some chipboard flowers in one corner and die cut flowers in the opposite corner. Before adding the die cut flowers from the ephemera pack, I glued down some tangled gold thread onto the frame too for additional texture. Last but not least I added a yellow suede bow and a chipboard sentiment. Oh, I almost forgot, I also splattered some gold paint on the card front!

For my second card I've chosen the Geometric Background Stitching Pattern cut file (Design ID: #271163). I chose this yellow striped paper that I used on a layout too once, in 12x12, and I actually stitched the title on that too in yellow! So I thought I'd add stitching to this as well, and to make my life easier, I went ahead and tried this stitching template cut file. It surely saved me some time not having to poke all the holes myself! I scaled down this design too and then cropped it in a way that it was symmetrical in A2 size. I then sent it through my Cameo.

While I was watching The Originals on Netflix, I hand stitched the panel. Once ready, I attached it to an A2 size top folding card base, using foam adhesive. Mostly because when you stitch, you have a bulk of thread on the backside and the card front wouldn't be smooth if you just glued it on with normal glue. Hence, foam tape. 

I made it my purpose to finally use this heart wood veneer ha! I made 3 cards before this one which I was planning to use this heart for but I never liked the way it looked. Now I finally do! I didn't want to cover up much of the stitched design since I spent so much time on it, so I kept embellishing to a minimum. I glued some tangled thread under the wood veneer, then added some flowers on top that I fussy cut from a gorgeous patterned paper. 

To finish off this card, I added a chipboard sentiment using foam tape and splattered gold ink here and there. Done!

I hope you like today's inspiration! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!


SUPPLIES:  Take Me Away collection - 6x6 Paper Pad, Wood Veneer Shapes, Suede Bows, Chipboard Stickers, Ephemera Die Cuts