Saturday, 5 March 2011

Craft Your Days Away #15

Here's my card for today's challenge over at Craft Your Days Away.  We had some lovely entries for our sketch challenge - pop over to the challenge blog to see who the lucky winner is and the Top 3 and Guest Designer spot. 

I've gone with a complete change of style for this card - no image, no glitter and no pro markers for once!!!  Our challenge for the next two weeks has been set by DT member Lisa and it is:


We are being sponsored by our regualr sponsor for this challange - Simon Says Stamp.  They are offering a $10 voucher for the winner of our Black & White challenge.


Onto the card now .... the paper is by DCWV and I made a pleated flower with it, layering it up onto a nestabilities scallop circle.  The flowers are really easy to make - basically taking a length of pleated paper, joining the two ends to make a pleated tube, then pushing the one end into the centre and glueing it down to create the flower shape.  If that's totally confused you I've found a video tutorial HERE that might explain it easier than I do!  I've used a Sizzix texture plate to emboss the black card, added a bit of faux stitching and an old button with a bit of garden string for a bow.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft - Anything but a square
Fun with shapes and more - Happy Birthday (use die cut/punch)
4 Crafty Chicks - Stitching - real or faux

Don't forget to join us at Craft Your Days Away and thanks for looking!



Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Amanda, I love the pleated flower x

Doreen said...

This is fabulous,I love that

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Amanda, what a pretty card. I love the pleated flower and striking colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Delphine said...

Fantastic card, Amanda, and the flower is simply stunning! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Leanne said...

Very nice, thanks for playing with us this week.

Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card Amanda, I love your flower! xx

jackiescrafts said...

Great card Amanda

hugs Jackie x