But, back to the challenge. I deliberately haven't looked at any of the cards yet because I want this to be my own inspiration. So obviously, after the weekend, I had to put a flower on the card!
I really, really don't like the size of DL cards, so I've used a card size that I always made when I started papercrafting a few years ago ~ 70mm x 185mm ~ which is smaller than standard DL. Mmm, I think I quite like this size/shape again now! I used an ivory pearl base card and embossed two lines either side of the black grosgrain ribbon. The flower is 3 layers (in different sizes) of a silk flower which I 'distressed' by twisting them round while they were a bit damp. (I thought it looked a bit like a camellia) Then a black gem in the centre and three long leaves to finish it off. The sentiment is a rub on I found in the drawer!
|close up of the silk flower and ribbon.|
Hopefully I'll get time to make another card before Friday's deadline because next week I'm house/cat sitting for my daughter so won't be able to enter ~ do you think I'll have withdrawal symptoms being separated from all my 'crafty stash'?
Once again, thanks to Mandi and Chrissie for all their helpful comments and for starting this great challenge.