Friday, 7 July 2017

Love a Creative Life! - Trimcraft DT

Hello, I'm back again with a +The Craft Blog by Trimcraft  catch up post.  Since creating this card I have now framed it in a natural wood shadow box frame for display.

The beautiful FE Wild Flower papers, Creative Life phrase, and flamingo die conspired with my imagination to create this one.  The beautiful paper made me imagine a lush landscape inhabited by Butterfly Flamingos (I'm calling them Fla-Wingos!) with lots of creative messages, ‘creative life = happy life’, ‘LOVE to create’ ‘own style’, the words can be interpreted in different ways.  I’ve used the ‘wink, wink’ ribbon to remind me to never take myself too seriously. My message is always to have fun creating in your own style.

Step by Step:
Cover front of Dovecraft 6x6 Kraft card base (fold across top) with purple pattern Wild Flower paper.  Add a panel of Wild Flower paper inside card to write greeting on.
Cut green canvas effect Wild Flower paper approx. 14cm using Dovecraft decorative edge scissors, mat onto slightly larger square of pink paper (Dovecraft Colours) using d/s tape. Doodle a faux stitch effect around edges using a white pen, when dry add to card front.

Place the ‘Creative Life’ sticker (Kiss & Make Up) to top left on card front. Die cut letters to ‘LOVE’ from text print paper (FE Sweet Nothings) using First Edition alphabet dies and glue to right of chipboard sticker. Add 3 small glitter dots and a heart shaped pearl to decorate.

Using the Dovecraft Flamingo die, cut 3 different colours from Dovecraft Glitter card, purple green & pink, cut 3 butterflies from lilac, white and pink.  Glue flamingos in a row across centre of card front, fold up butterfly wings, apply glue to body part only and glue to flamingos. Add a small gemstone to each butterfly.  Glue a colour matched sequin to each flamingo for the eye and top with a clear adhesive gem.

Take ‘wink,wink’ ribbon (Kiss & Make Up) and adhere across card front just under flamingos feet, allow ribbon to overhang card edges and fish tail ends.
Using black ink stamp letters on to green paper to spell out ‘To’ ‘Create’ ‘Own’ Style’, cut out words and doodle faux stitching around cut edges.  Glue words into place around flamingos.

Die cut a layered flower and leaves from purple Wild Flower paper and white glitter card, assemble flower with 3D foam square and then add to ribbon at right, shape leaves and glue into place around flower, add a glitter dot to the centre of flower.

To finish, add a ‘love’ chipboard sticker (Kiss & Make Up) to first flamingo as if holding in it’s foot. Add 3 enamel hearts under ‘Love’ word, and glue a ‘sea’ of green, purple and pink sequins along the bottom of card.

Products Used:
First Edition Wild Flower 6x6 paper pad
Dovecraft Colours Paper 6x6 pack
First Edition Sweet Nothings Paper (for text pattern)
First Edition Alphabet Dies
Dovecraft Flamingo Die
Dovecraft Layered Flower Die
Dovecraft Butterfly Die
Dovecraft Kiss & Makeup Chipboard Stickers
Dovecraft Kiss & Makeup Heart Shaped Pearls
Dovecraft Kiss & Makeup Ribbon
Simply Creative Alphabet Clear Stamps
Dovecraft Glitter Card
Dovecraft Victorian Edge Scissors
Dovecraft Enamel Stickers
Dovecraft Sequins
Dovecraft Adhesive Gems
Adhesives: D/S Tape, Clear Drying Glue, 3D Foam Pads
White Pen, Black Ink