Last week I had a lovely email from Tracy at Cardmaker's Delights
and she offered to send me a sample pack of the card toppers she sells.
I had a look at her website and jumped at the chance to have a play with them :)
They are excellent quality and the colours are beautiful.
I made this card using the topper from here.
It's for my Mother-in-Law for her birthday next month.
I started by distressing the edges of the topper with this little tool and then inked them with vintage photo distress ink.
I layered it on black card and distressed the edges of it too, then machine stitched them together.
The papers from a Prima Almanac 6x6 paper pad and I inked the edges of the cut pieces before machine stitching them.
The flourishes are cut with a Sizzix die and the layered butterfly with a Martha Stewart punch.
The lace, pearls, pins and button are from my stash and I tied black hemp twine through the button before attaching it with a glue dot.
The weather here is just beautiful and as I'm feeling much better
Mum, Lydia and I went for an early morning walk by the river, a short drive from where we live.
The sun was shining and the birds were singing, it was so good to get out of the house!
I really hope you are having a lovely day wherever you are :)
Thanks again for coming to visit
and I will have a Father's Day card to share tomorrow.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Divas by Design ~ flourishes
Just Keep on Creating #2 ~ anything goes + travel stories (Best holiday ever was St Lucia, beautiful scenery, delicious food, fantastic beaches, great company)
The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ old fashioned
Penny's Challenges ~ anything goes
Bunny Zoe's ~ anything goes
Whimsy Stamps ~ vintage / shabby chic
Creative Craft Challenges ~ distressing
Die Cuttin Divas ~ buttons, banner and / or birthdays (die cut used Sizzix flourish)
Party time Tuesdays ~ vintage or shabby chic
Sweet Stamps ~ anything goes