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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Red and White

Well, after a chaotic week back at school to the new term, I have spent my weekend doing what I love best - crafting!

I have made a couple of birthday cards for work colleagues with birthdays coming up next week and my entry for this week's challenge over at Polkadoodles - which you may have guessed is 'Red and White'.  I am also entering it in the 'Glitter Geeks challenge, which is also 'Red and White'.  This was definitely a challenge as red is not a colour I would normally use much, so after putting my thinking cap on - this is what I made ...

I started with a plain 6x6" white pearlised card blank and positioned eight squares of red and white paper (from my stash) around the edges to form a border.  The squares measure 4x4cm and are all inked around the edges with TH distress ink in 'Fired Brick'.  The second layer is a 10x10cm square of white textured card which is also inked around the edges and has extra corner detail stamped with 'Fired Brick' distress ink using cogs from 'Creative Expressions - Steampunk Dreams'.  The heart is cut from one of the red papers using a template and embellished with red adhesive gems.  The wings are from a Kanban stamp set and are stamped onto a contrasting spotty paper, cut out and fixed behind the heart.  A silver heart charm finishes off the main feature of the card and two red brads finish off opposite corners of the card.

I love the sentiment, which is also from 'Creative Expressions - Steampunk Dreams' and is stamped in 'Fired Brick' distress ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I tore the edges and inked with the same ink for added effect.

I am very much a 'cutie' person when it comes to crafting (as a dear friend will tell you), so it would have been very easy to give one of my little Tilda stamps a 'red' dress, but I thought I would try something different - I quite like the outcome, hope you do too.

Hugz, Jan xx


  1. Gorgeous card, so much detail and sooo pretty :) Thanks for joining us at The Glitter Geeks this week, Carol x

  2. I love your design, with grids of different design papers. And the senitment is fab too. Great card!

  3. I adore this card, its fabulous!! Love your design, love it all! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Paula :))

  4. love it Jaybe, just love everything about it :) not a colour i go for either but it always comes up trumps when i do! thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Nelly x

  5. Yes, not your usual, but I do love it all the same! And Well done!!!!

    Hugs Alison x x

  6. Not your usual style,but you can do any style. This is a really exciting card. Nice to see you doing 'different'. Got your post and chq okay today thanks. Caz

  7. Fab design and love how you rocked this weeks theme. Welcome to the PD madness !!!


  8. A gorgeous card. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.


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