Saturday, 10 April 2010
Buttons and Bows~~
Told you I can make cards without using the beautiful, sweet, gorgeous, wonderful, pretty, cute......Tilda!! (It was hard though!)
I love these ready made Lili of the Valley images, I have a few of them. If you just cannot find the time to fit stamping and colouring into your busy day, then these are just right, and some of the images (especially the little girl looking at the horse) are just right. I often use them as a notecards to say hello, or a quick letter to a friend. I have even used them as a `short notice' Get Well card...
I have entered this card in the Buttons and Bows challenge here: http://creativecottagechallenge.blogspot.com/2010/04/creative-cottage-challenge-5-buttons.html
I started with the Lili image. The lovely little girl hugging the dog, quite a versitile image. I chose an A4 Kanban piece of cardstock in Egyptian Paper, and folded it in half to make A5. I cut two circles on my cricut machine in brown and cream cardstock and used the cricut `centre point' to cut the `image' in a circle too. I used some checked ribbon from my stash and tied it around the card. Instead of making a bow, I did the ribbon like a man's tie....don't know why, but I quite liked the end result. In my stash I had the cream buttons in different sizes, so added them to the card. I finished with my favorite set of Sentiment stamps...they are TPC Studio Playful Expressions, these setiments are lovely. This one is so perfect for this card as it mentions hugging, and the little girl is giving the wee dog a lovely hug!
Enjoyed making this card, it's a challenge for me to try not to stamp and colour, and to use a Tilda, so I am quite happy....