Happy Friday, crafty friends! I’m very pleased to welcome you here on the next stop in this month’s Paper Adventures team blog hop. I do so love our team hops – I’m lucky to be a part of a fabulous team of super talented ladies, who all have their own style and always produce the most amazingly creative projects. We are also super lucky to be led by the fabulous Kelly Kent, who keeps coming up with awesome themes for us. This month she’s given us this kit challenge, where we have to come up with a card using all these components.
One of the ways we’ve been staying connected as a team during the time of Covid-19 has been by taking part in kit swaps, where we design a card then break it down into its components, and send that out to other team members to put together. We’ve done a few variations of these kit swaps, so I’ve started to get into the groove of thinking of card design in terms of components and how they break down.
If I was making this card for a swap, this is how I would break it down and send it out.
You need to add in these other tools/supplies.
And you end up with this finished card.
I absolutely love this brick pattern DSP from In Good Taste. It makes for such a fun background. The photo-real design means it looks very textural. I had the idea to use it as the square of DSP as per the kit brief, but I couldn’t bring myself to chop it any smaller than a full background size! So I ended up pairing it with what is probably my favourite new In Color, Misty Moonlight, and the Jar of Flowers set.
Blue, grey, and white is one of my absolute favourite colour combinations, so that’s what I’ve gone for here. The pretty spotted paper is from the Flowers for Every Season DSP. I feel like I already need another pack of this paper, it is just so beautiful. I’ve cut this with the largest square from the Stitched Dies.
For the Jar of Flowers I white heat embossed the jar onto Vellum then punched it out. I also white heat embossed the flower image onto Whisper White cardstock then coloured that in with Stampin’ Blends, and fussy cut that out. I wasn’t sure how this would turn out, even when I had coloured most of it in, but I was really happy with the end result.
The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays. I often joke I should make all my cards with “Happy Belated Birthday” on them because I’m always late sending them to people. Usually because rather than just taking one from my huge stash I always think of some new idea and want to make that instead!!
My final elements to cross off the list were ribbon and an embellishment/trinket. The ribbon component is met with my favourite white and silver baker’s twine. The hardest thing for me was the embellishment. I am jsut not an embellishment girl. I try and try to use them but they never look right to me. But I took the plunge and scattered on a few of these blue rhinestones (from the last Holiday catalogue) and all I can say is that they didn’t ruin the card…? One day maybe I’ll get the hang of adding shiny bits.
Someone who is very good at adding some bling is Narelle, who is up next in our team hop.
Thanks for stopping by,