This little number is (kind of) quick and (sort of) easy to make. As it will be no surprise to you that I love all things vintage-y with a kind of Shabby flair. In actual fact, I prefer to marry the two styles and create a sort of legitimate love child type style of card from the two if left to my own devices. Is that even a style of papercrafting? Probably not, but that is what I seem to aim for when in the throws of my Dr. Frankenstein papercrafting groove.
This card would definitely have been classed a straightforward "quick and easy" card to make if I had found the flower die a lot easier to use. I didn't find it at all intuitive to say the least, but I am okay with the end result, despite the need for much reworking and running repairs while creating this felt bloom. Lessons learned here: 1) use top quality felt 2) Use a lightweight shim when cutting even if you don't normally do with other dies of the same brand 3) Work with embroidery-like floss and an embroidery needle for cinching if needed and 4) don't be afraid to glue that son of a gun to within an inch of its life (I used Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive) in order to get a secure shape that you are happy with if all else fails. Oh yes...and have fun!
So Cool! Card:
- Stamps: Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames #4, Handwritten Notes, Hero Arts Variety and Quality Cling
- Paper: Misc. Red, Black and Gray Cardstock
- Ink: Memento Lady Bug, Versafine Black Onyx, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pumice and Old Paper
- Accessories: Papertrey Ink Bloom Builder #2 Die and Fillable Frame #4 Die, Tim Holtz Bricked Embossing Folder, Provocraft Dots Embossing Folder, Keisercraft Rhinestones, Gray felt, Gingham Ribbon, and, Vintage fabric button, Papertrey Ink Baker's Twine in Pure Poppy, WRM Corner Chomper 1/4"