Sunday, May 13, 2012

Poppet and Daisy Chain

This is a "free" week for the design team, and we can pick any of our favorite images.  So I chose this cute little poppet to make a card and matching envelope. I think that Christine Haworth's Paintbox Poppets line is so sweet -- this one is called Daisy Chain.


I started by stamping the image in black ink, and colored it with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I used an oval die cut and layered it on an oval scallop in mauve.  This was then layered on to two different designer papers from the Fairyopolis 12x12 paper pad collection. I ran the designer paper through a Swiss dot and a Stripe embossing folder, for a little extra textural interest.  This was then layered onto white, for a fresh look.  I added a bit of white lace, and hand sewed two aqua colored buttons with white floss. 

Tip:  it is easier to sew through card stock if you use a mini glue dot to position the button, and then use a paper piercer to poke the holes.  The final step was to mount it on to a sage green card base. I decided to make a coordinating envelope out of the leftover paper (it only takes a 7 3/4 inch square). Crafter's Companion very affordable Envelobox Creator makes it so easy!

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday, and happy Mother's Day to all of the moms out there.  I'm off to mail this sweet little card to one of my favorite aunts who is in a nursing home.  I think it will surely brighten her day.

Marge Dady

3 comments:

Paula Huiras said...

This is very soft and pretty and full of intersting textures-like the swiss dot on the top half. Happy M's Day too.
PH

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh how precious this is...love the image, your colors and design.
Thanks for sharing

Kathy said...

This is stunning!! She is going to love it...Love the way you did the background, excellent...