Friday 18 March 2016

Abstract pattern with Botanicals - the card that designed itself!

SU, Botanical Builder, modern card, handmade card, bold pattern
To make the squiggle, I inked part of a stamp in the Tin of Cards set

As I was sitting at my table this afternoon, moving things around in a not very inspired fashion, I came across a stash of Botanical Builder "extras" left over from previous cards.

Some of the flower centres (two Basic Black and a Bermuda Bay) fell onto some Whisper White card and my brain went "hello!"

Nearby on the desk was a previously rejected frame in Blackberry Bliss and a folded Basic Gray card base left over from a change of mind - and the card started to pull itself together!

I cut some layers of Whisper White and Bermuda Bay - using very fine margins (there is only 1mm of the Bermuda Bay showing around the edge of the Smoky Slate layer) and cut a few more of the flower centres.

The yellow centres are from the It's My Party Enamel Dots pack and, since I only had six left, I added a Bermuda Bay Candy Dot on a brad base to the centre flower.

The Bermuda Bay Candy Dots on the greeting panel tie it all together.  About half way through the process of making this card I decided it was going to be for one of my friends in England who I miss very much - hence the choice of greeting.

So really, this is a card that almost made itself!  If you like it - do go over to Kylie Bertucci's blog and vote for it in the Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights!  

'Til next time.

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  1. What an interesting colour combination! This is the design that you can't plan ahead and comes out so beautifully.

  2. Thanks, Satomi! I really appreciate your comment.

  3. Totally agree with you, every off cut can be useful. What a great way to use all the left over stash. You done it so well and love how it's abstract. You've inspired me to try this. Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. Thanks, Juan. It was really good to use up some scraps - I'm a bit of a hoarder and it was weighing down my table!

  4. Stunning! Love cards that just fall together & end up being amazing! Xx

  5. I love the way you have utilised the flower centres......great card Steph

  6. Great use of the left over bits and pieces. Love it!

  7. Don't you love how inspiration hits??
    Love the card!