I decided to start by trying out a technique I love and making one of my background papers. I pulled out a sheet of white card stock and 4 bottles of my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Fully Purple, Tutti Fruiti, Juneberry Wine and Starfish.
After it dries it will look like this.
I LOVE this technique so much. It really looks so beautiful in person. I'm not sure if you can get a real feel for it from my photos. Try it yourself and see if you don't agree with me.
After making this paper I got busy painting my stamped images. Sheena's stamp sets include all the information you need to make this painting process incredibly easy and fun. I started with the leaves and then I painted the flowers. After painting I set them aside to dry.
I decided to fussy cut the images out so that I could vary their heights on my card. I recently learned this very cool way to use my straight edge punch to make a border around a circular shape.
First you punch a length of paper with your edge punch. Cut off a strip of the paper leaving a small border 1cm or about .5 inch.
Snip at regular intervals, from the straight edge through to an aperture close to the patterned edge, leaving that edge intact
Slightly overlapping the sections, stick the strip behind the curved edge you wish to decorate.
Cool right??!! I found this idea on Pinterest and thought I should share it with you.
I went for a fairly clean and simple card to let the fuchsia flower stand out. I finished up by stamping out my sentiment which I thought was appropriate. Have a look and see if you don't agree.
Okay, enough from me for today. If I have inspired you to be scrappy please go join in the February Something Sweet Challenge on our sister blog, the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog. We would love to see your projects over there this month and I am sure you would love to get your name in the hat for February's fab prize. Until next time...happy scrapping!!