Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Criss-Cross Card

I had fantastic intentions of getting this card finished for a challenge I saw a couple of weeks ago during the school holidays. Well of course I missed the deadline, the only thing that I had done during this time was colour the image. So while my husband has been working late this week I have taken the opportunity to finish the card while the kids have been in bed. I am thrilled with how it has turned out and because I didn't have a deadline I found that I enjoyed the process more and found that I could actually add the extra details. Normally I just try to get it done in time and it's the little things I think that make this card so special. Well here she is and the best news is that there are now some challenges whose requirements I meet so I can enter them too. Well here she is the outside and the insert.
Now for a close up, sorry about the quality of the first photo it wasn't the best light in my craft room. These are much better.

Well I don't even know where to start there are so many elements. All the DP's are from Magnolia and the pink and white cardstock was in my stash. I have coloured Tilda in with my Copics and she is from the Prince and Princess Collection. The background behind Tilda has been made using the Shooting Star Magnolia stamp and a pink Tombow Pen on the cardstock. The stars have then been filled with Pink Stickles. I cut out the white and pink cardstock using the Top Note die from Stampin' Up. I also used their eyelet punch for the edging and the sentiment and the punch are also Stampin' Up. I made the bow myself, I can never get them to sit right so I actually made it with the hot glue gun and cut and stuck until it was just how I wanted. I then inserted the pin and added the button to finish it off. But the part I am most proud of is the flowers. These flowers are a mixture of Kaiser Craft Blooms and flowers from Hooked On Craft. I have tried flowers so many times and they just don't look right but last night when I was constructing my card they just seemed to work. Anyway I am entering this card in the following challenges.


  1. Hi Sam, loving your criss cross card. One of my favourite shapes. Your papers, colouring and embellishments are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Midweek Magnolias. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi DT

  2. Oh this is fabulous Sam, absolutely love it.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.



  3. Hi Sam, this is great, love it!
    So pretty and you made it fabulous cards!


    Digidarla (a.ka. Kim)
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