For my first post I thought you would all enjoy a quick card, maybe for those who forgot about Sunday or beginners who would like something simple to try!
For this project you will need:
-Card (folded or can be folded by yourself)
patterned paper, two sheets of your choice
-Something to write the sentiment, I chose stickers as I believed that is what looked best on the card you can use stamps or just a pen if you wish
-Shape cutter of your choice
– Pencil, Scissors, Ruler, Glue
For the first step, take the patterned paper which you wish to be the background, I chose a blue floral piece from, ‘Complete Boy’ by Jen Wilson, My Mind’s Eye. I chose paper for this as it is easier to cut by hand with scissors in my opinion. You can use what you have which you like. I turned the paper onto the back and traced around my card, this made it easier to measure to leave exactly 1cm from the edge of the card.
Next, I chose my second piece of patterned paper, however I chose card for this, it is a pink and lemon pinstripe from the collection, ‘Sweet Paris’ by Dovecraft. With this paper I used the shape cutter to first cut with the paper patterned side up, 9 birds and then patterned side down, 9 birds so that I could have them flying in opposite directions.
I then arranged the birds onto the card being careful not to be too precise with how I did it and stuck them down with prit-stick when I was happy. I then stuck the blue patterned paper to the card, I eyeballed this as It was quite easy to do.
I then chose the stickers in order to write the sentiment, I chose the Hobbycraft, ‘Mini Alphabet Stickers’ in black. I used a ruler which is a trick I learnt from a fellow crafter on the internet so the bottom of the stickers would line up **I little trick for those who are left-handed, if you start from the end of the word, it is x1000 easier!** and then pressed them down onto the paper when I was happy with the placement.
This card took me about 15 minutes to complete including picking the paper and supplies I wished to use! Please leave me a comment if you like this idea or have any constructive criticism..!