This is a card I made yesterday which is an acceptance to a wedding invitation - we've accepted with great pleasure and feel honoured to be invited - as it isn't family (but as good as)!
I have decided to enter it into the following challenge:
Our Creative Corner Challenge - the theme is Something that's OLD that's NEW! - basically this means use something in your stash that you've had for ages and use it either for the first time, or the first time ina while.
I have used OLD card stock and OLD ribbon and the sentiment is OLD and never been used before - all have been in my stash for ages.
I have made the flower myself out of OLD 80gsm paper and stamped up with my distressed ink 'old paper'. I have done the same with the card, the embossed mat (cuttlebug embossing folder fleur de lys) and I've made a 'border' across the card using my new Martha Steward punch. I'm really happy with the way that the flower came out - I spent a lot of time researching different techniques yesterday but tweeked it to suit me - I didn't have a flower punch large enough or with 6 petals so I made mine free hand and they ended up with 8 petals!!! The leaves were purely cut free hand and inked up with 'peeled paint' distressed ink (lovely colour)...
I'll posts a step by step tutorial on my take on how to create a handmade flower later.
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