For my third challenge, I had to make some fishy cards. The directions called for Fimo, and I did make one fish with Fimo, but I found the templates could work perfectly well with card too, and that didn't require any baking time. For fun, I photographed the card under a tree - the dappled light makes it look as if the fishes really are under water!
Thursday, 23 June 2011
This was my second challenge as Papercraft Inspirations tester, following the instructions for a card using stamps. I chanegd the colour scheme to a pretty fresh spring-like combination. The green paper is plain card stamped with leaves in two shades. The flower was stamped on lilac card with purple ink, and cut and shaped. I stitched the background white panel onto the card instead of using faux stitching, as I really like the extra texture which proper stitching gives.
I was lucky enough to be chosen a while ago as one of the Papercraft Inspirations testers, getting to try new projects before they're featured in the magazine! It's been great fun, and a real privilege to see what's been designed for the magazine before it's published. My first make was a gem encrusted super-yacht card. It's paper pieced from the patterns in the May issue of magazine, but I changed the nautical colour scheme to an evening one of purple, grey and orange. As well as the wire on the waves that the instructions showed me how to add, I sprinkled the sky with stars and hung a garland of fairy-lights (tiny gems) on the ship.