17 January 2012

Buttons, bows, blooms and bling .......

The new Papertake Weekly challenge is to make a project using buttons, bows, bling and blooms - wow, just up my street!  Please pop over and check out the super projects from the DT girls - I'm sure you'll be inspired to get cracking and search through your stash for suitable embellishments!

I stitched Pion papers to kraft card for the background, and stamped up one of my new Magnolia mini stamps (Tilda in the  Garden) which I coloured with Copics then cut out;
Blooms: white pretty blossoms from Ribbon Girl and Burgundy Rosebuds from stash
Buttons;  A single oblong shaped pearl button from a pearl mixed bag
Bows: Posie Vintage Style Seam Binding with natural button twine.
Bling: Part of a Zva clear crystal flourish
I think that's everything!

Thanks to Jan at Middlesbrough crop who showed us how to make the miniature step card.  The hearts were cut with nesties and all edges were distressed with tea dye ink.  The inside of the card has been decorated with matching papers and another heart for the message to be written and there is also a matching glassine bag which has been decorated  with the Posie seam  binding.


This photo shows the 'step' better - I will be making more of  these (in fact, my sister Jackie who usually dislikes cards with flowers (after spending a lifetime as a florist working with 'real' blooms) has asked for a similar card for her birthday in February !!) 

Pearl button, Pretty blossoms, Seam binding, Zva flourish and Button Twine are all from Ribbon Girl

and finally, I would like to thank everyone for leaving such nice comments on my vintage style cards - Andrea says my head will swell! 
I love making them and as I am rather 'vintage' myself, I think I have found my niche!

See you soon, Mary G x


Janette said...

Oh WOW Mary, what a stunning card, I LOVE the design it's just stunning.xxxxx

Lorraine A said...

Fantastic card Mary ! :-) I didn't realise that you had used a mini maggie and thought this card must be HUGE :-) Everything is beautiful and the whole design is perfect :-)

Lols x x x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Mary,. beautiful stepper card, lots of gorgeous detail and prettiness here.


Wendy L said...

Love this card, I,ll have to have a go at this fold. xxx

Gibmiss said...

Love your card...any chance of instructions please....Gorgeous...
Hugs sylvie

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fantastic card, I love the fold, the heart and the flowers are gorgeous and that tilds image is so sweet
Lindsay xx

Mau xx said...

Mary this is stunning I love the Step card and your detail is amazing, So pretty!!!! We are Vintage together Mary its just my mind won't catch up, it thinks I am 40....lol
I would love to walk Haggis, my sister would love it too, she has a westie named Bailey xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous!! And love the design of this card, brilliant!