21 February 2012

Get crafty with kraft ..........

My DT card for this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge (Get Krafty)  is this 4 inch mini card on kraft card featuring these very interesting papers with birds on which were free downloads from the very generous and talented Astrid -   thanks Astrid!!  I hope you like what I've done with them?  The papers were stitched to the kraft card using cream top stitch thread. I added 16mm vintage style fine cluny lace and limoges blue seam binding. some pink pleated satin, part of a Zva pearl flourish, pale blue tiny ric rac.  I cut the part of the paper that had the birds on it with a nestie label die, then did another piece from a blank coaster and distressed the edges with tea dye.  Lastly, I added blue and pale pretty blossoms anda couple of small pink roses with some brown mulberry leaves.  The edges of the little card were distressed with tea dye ink.

I made a matching box and decorated it with vintage style cream lace, limoges blue seam binding, pale blue tiny ric rac and some gorgeous crepe paper - looks like ribbon doesn't it?  The little kraft tag was cut and stamped with Papertrey ink die and stamp in cocoa brown ink.

I added some little left over pieces of Zva pearl swirl to the lid and glued the lace to the sides of the box lid with 6mm red sticky tape

Pleated Satin Ribbon, Zva Pearls, Ric Rac, Seam Binding, 6mm Sticky Tape, Vintage Style Cream Lace, Mulberry Flowers and Leaves and Blank Coaster are all from The Ribbon Girl

I hope you will have time to check out the mega talented PTW Design Team projects - I don't know how they keep coming up with such fabulous work week after week!  It seems to get better every week!
see you soon, Mary G x


Astrid Maclean said...

Love what you did with the paper Mary, gorgeous card!! And the box is lovely too.
Thanks for mentioning me:o)

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Stunning - I love it


Jo x

Mandy said...

Such a beautiful card Mary!


Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Mary - lovin' the crepe paper. I've nearly used my roll of white up. Think I'll be getting pink next time! :)xx

Mau xx said...

This is gorgeous Mary, love the image and the gentle colours xx