Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Helen Broxap

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Isn't it a girl's prerogative to change her mind?

After posting the wedding card this week, I decided it wasn't appropriate for the couple who would be receiving it, so I made another one! The purple and silver one will definitely still be used however as I already have another 3 weddings lined up.  This one is definitely more in the shabby chic style, and my 'neat' friends would be horrified as hardly any of it is lined up, but I kind of like that for this style. I think it adds to the feel of it.  The card blank and candi are craftwork cards, the papers are K&Co, and the heart is a lovely little striped grungeboard shape that has been coloured in with promarkers - pear green and leaf green. I was surprised at how nicely the grungeboard took the colour.  I can't get enough of green at the moment.  

I heard a few 'oos' and 'what a lovely card' as it made its rounds about the office so I think I got it right this time!


Karen said...

Wow - love this one more than the 1st - sorry to say as that one is gorgeous too. But adore how you've done this. Can you show me how you do that paper pleating sometime? Also I would love to 'borrow' your idea with the ribbon on the other one. I may use that but I'll be sure to credit you with the idea lol Kx

Helen said...

'Borrow' away and no need to credit me. I think I saw something similar on create and craft. I believe it was Sue Wilson but I think I've seen others use the idea as well. Paper pleating done on my Crafters Companion boxer board (similar to Hougie board) to get uniform pleats. So simple but love it! I knew there wasn't something quite right about the first card for the couple concerned and love this card so much more! H x