This is my quiet little corner of the internet. Where I mainly ramble to myself about my obsession with papercrafting. I am one of the world's worst with the amount I spend on my hobby so to redress the balance I have created this blog with the focus on economical crafting.
So with my niece's birthday looming I decided to make a card with the Hop theme of "Summer Fete" I thought the bright colours would sum up the theme and suit a young girl.
As with the other cards I made for Banana Frog I have kept costs to a minimum, using up scraps and ordinary waterbased brush/felt pens instead of ink. This actually works in my favour as I wanted to just use the pretty scroll detail off one of the stamps in the Take Note set. Not an obvious choice to make a card with but it has some lovely elements and I have loved playing around creating patterns and motifs with them.
To create the stars begin by inking the scroll detail and stamping it in the middle of a piece of card. Repeat this five times point to point, cleaning the stamp and changing colour for each impression.
Then repeat five times more with the stamp reversed and the point facing outwards.
Roughly cut the stars out.
Cut three different colour circles, distress the edges with some of the pen ink and daubers.
Add some details with the lines of the journalling tag
Tie bows at the ends of some strips of ribbon, attach these onto some strips of double sided tape.
Stamp the word "fun" with the small Pharmacy alphabet set, on small scraps of card and cut out irregular shapes
Mount the stars and letters on double sided foam squares (if you haven't got sticky foam squares use spacers cut from corrugated card).
Print the other word on the PC, distress with ink and embellish with stamps.
Thank you so much for hopping by, it's now time to visit Julie at Notes on Paper to see what fab project she has come up with.
If you've got time leave a little comment to say "Hi" or share your favourite economical crafty tip, I'd love to hear from you and you will stand a chance to win something from Banana Frog.
Have a lovely day....I'm now off for a quick hop around too....but then off to work....looking on the bright side it means I get to earn more which means I can treat myself to some more stamps...I have my eye on some of Bev's new Christmas stamps!!!