30 January 2012

From a drinks mat to a pretty flower ......


This 4inch mini card features a sparkly brad, stardust stickles and a sparkly flourish - my favourite embellishment (after ribbons and flowers is anything that sparkles) a flower which was die cut with a Sizzix die from the back of a drinks mat then covered with another flower shape cut from pink card which was embossed prior to assembling.  The top flower is a flat pink bloom plus a jewelled spacer (The Hobby House) and lastly, a brad from stash.  The background papers were stitched to kraft card and the strip across the middle is pleated paper, again, stitched on the sewing machine using white top stitch thread.  A portion of a Zva clear crystal flourish, a scrap of 25mm cream cotton lace and some natural button twine plus a tiny tag with a Papertrey Ink stamp finished the card.  All of the paper components including the actual card were distressed with Tea Dye distressing ink.


The matching presentation box features a strip of ivory crepe paper over co-ordinating paper, topped with a 15mm pink satin ribbon, fastened with an 18mm clear acrylic button tied with natural button twine.  I added a blank kraft tag cut from a scrap of kraft with a Papertrey Ink die.  I applied sticky tape then pink grosgrain ribbon around the edge of the box. 

I will enter this into the Cupcake challenge to use something recycled
and into Pollycraft Monday Challenge - use your favourite thing
I'll be back tomorrow with my Papertake Weekly card,
See you soon, Mary G x

8 comments:

Janette said...

Hi Mary, Oh this is brilliant.xx

Mandy said...

Absolutely beautiful Mary. My yummy goodies arrived today, can't wait to play! The mesh is so pretty.

xx

kath said...

gorgeous sparkly card mary and I love the matching box...hugs kath xxx

louise said...

Beautiful creation and love your beer mat flower,thank you for joining us at Cupcake this week.
Hugs louise xx

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous card and box Mary, love the Flower and flourish too xxxxxx

Faye said...

I love that you used a drinks mat to make a pretty flower. This is a lovely project. Thanks so much for joining our recycle challenge at Cupcake this week. Good Luck. x

Arabella said...

This is beautiful Mary! I love the presentation box too!

Thanks for joining us for the My Favourite Things Challenge at Pollycraft!

Arabella

sari said...

Awww...Such a sweet and pretty box!! Just love the colors and and pretty details! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!