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Monday, 21 September 2009

Coral Pink and Dark Grey Birthday Rose Concertina - Secret Crafter Challenge #50

Here is my entry to this week's Secret Crafter Saturday Blog Challenge. The theme this week, #50, is:
'One For The Girls', and I think this fits the bill perfectly!

I've had this salmon pink concertina card blank for many years, but never knew what to do with it, because of the colour. Then, when I decided to use these papers, I knew exactly which card blank to turn to. I think I received it as part of a subscription gift for Quick Cards Made Easy.

To make the card, I started by covering the panels with papers from the K&Co Bailey paper pad. A length of coral pink picot edge organza ribbon from Chatterbox was attached along the front panel and a dressmaker's tracer wheel was run along the edge of the panel and faux stitching was added using a blue fineliner pen.

The birthday rose image from Anita's was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black archival pigment ink and watercoloured using Whispers Brushstroke markers and highlighted with Papermania Earth Tones Shimmer Chalks. The image was cut out, including the centre area, and matted onto matching papers from the Bailey paper pad. This was attached to the centre panel.

Here is a view of the open card, showing the inside of the panels.

I was rather pleased with this card, even if I say so myself!!


Cathy said...

Beautiful card and a fabulous take on the girly theme.
Thank you for joining in the SCSC this time.
Cathy xx

Jane Carroll said...


thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Julie said...

This is so elegant Kathleen. I especially love the tracer wheel use - what a fab idea and one I'm sure to pinch, if I have a one!!!Juliexx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen, definitely very girly, thanks for joining in the fun at SCSC this week :) Donna x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful work.

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