I haven't played along in a while, but this morning I popped over to Daring Card Makers to check out this week's dare, set by Jane, to be inspired by patchwork or to make a patchwork looking card.
I decided to have a go and use the dare to make a Mother's Day card for my MIL. This is what I came up with:
The papers are a digital download from a new company in the US. Check them out here, and I finally got creative with the felt ric-rac I bought a few weeks ago.
Felt ric-rac from the fantastic paper-and-string
Felt flowers cut using a Sizzix die
Coffee cup sleeve
Inking and pen stitching
Ticket made using Photoshop and a Sizzix die
This week I have also been playing with some more designs for my Sister's burlesque themed hen party. This is the latest design I have done for her:
I've had the basque stamp for years and this style has been doing the rounds for what seems like forever. I used to do quite a few birthday and valentines cards with it using feathers or net for skirts but I haven't done one for a very long time. In fact I nearly sold the stamp on ebay.
It's a good job I didn't as my sis is very taken with the basque idea. To me it just seems a bit dated, but as card makers/crafters I think we are always looking for new styles and ideas. That and I probably overdosed on basque stamping at some point!
Have a good weekend,