First of all can i just say how sorry i am for how long it has been since i wrote a post but i have really been struggling to take any good photos of my projects, the photos are still a bit shocking but I simply couldn’t keep waiting to share my card crafts.
So here is a card inspired by Lady Joyful’s card “Butterfly wishes“. I loved the use of paper piercing and decided to give it a go using a sharp pin and an old eraser.
I first drew a great number of roses and rose buds with a pencil onto pastel pink paper. I carefully pierced along the outer edge of each petal to give subtle texture before colouring in with a pink gel pen.
Then using a pale green paper i drew very basic leaf shapes and pierced with the pin trying to keep the spacing between holes even. I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to createthis subtle texture and am very greatful for the inspiring blog Thejoyfulsoulcreates.wordpress.com
I coloured the leaves using a pale green pen that turned much darker than i would have liked but i am pleased with the overall look.
The inspiration for the layout comes from another card by Lady Joyful called “Butterfly Hugs“. I really loved her wavey channel so now i needed to play around with different papers. In the end i chose a very subtle leaf pattern for behind my rose bud and leaves. I found that the number of flowers i had simply didnt work in a narrow channel so I chose to use just the bud. The textured card is actually the reverse of a red rose paper but i decided that the red was too bold and so flipped it around for the textured pattern.
I think giving the flower a backdrop of the pastel pink really helps it to stand out. I tried to keep a simplistic approach with subtle shapes and just one window of colour. Unusually for me i have not used any stamps or given the card a sentiment as i felt it didn’t need one. Does this make it look a bit too plain? Please let me know what you think below.