Monday, 15 February 2010

Kanban Autumn Garden cards part 2

On first glance, I wasn't too sure about the Kanban Autumn Garden Teal Flowers topper sheet - it didn't seem quite as inspiring as the other topper sheets in the collection. However I soon changed my mind when I popped out the flowers and started having a play with them - I think they look gorgeous, especially with a bit of Bling added to the flower centres. I also love the teal colour. I managed to use every flower on the sheet on the four cards here :-)
For the top two cards, I've used a circle cutter to cut out backgrounds from a blue paper which toned well with the flower and tree toppers. The top card is 7" square (cut down from a 7" x 10" card), the second is 6" square.

The central tree on the top card is mounted onto mats cut from scalloped and plain circle nestabilities, and the corner flowers have been mounted in layers, to add a bit of dimension. I used double sided tape for the ones at the edges, 1mm foam pads for the ones in the middle and 2mm foam pads for the largest flowers in the corner.

The background mat for the second card is cut using a Nellie Snellen round die, and I've mounted the flower toppers around the edge of the circle mat with foam pads (1mm for the small ones and 2mm for the large flower). The butterflies were cut from gold mirri card with a Martha Stewart punch.
The card above is a 7" x 10" card, covered in a co-ordinating paper. Again, I've mounted the large flowers higher than the smaller ones. If you watch craft on QVC, you'll have guessed that I bought the recent Martha Stewart punches TSV in the butterfly option. The large daisies have been made using the fan deep edged punch back to back on a 2.5" strip of the same shimmer card that I used for the scalloped mat.
The last card, above is an A5 card, with a Hot off the Press floral paper backing and central mat cut with a Nellie Snellen die. The centre strip is from the Kanban Autumn Garden Coffee die cut ribbons sheet.
The Kanban Autumn Garden Teal Flowers topper sheet is pictured above.

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