Hi everyone, today I have fresh and summery card to share with you (I’m done with winter already!!) using the beautiful Wild Rose papers from Craft Consortium. The papers are designed by Tanya Whelan, a fabric designer who is known for her gorgeous floral designs in bright colours. My favourite things about this paper pad are the fact that lots of the papers have a textured, linen feel to them and also that all the papers colour coordinate perfectly!
Here’s how to make the card:
1. Mark out a square of pink polka dot paper just smaller than a 5×5” card blank and instead of cutting it out, tear along the edges with the paper against a ruler to create a neat torn effect. Adhere to the card blank and roll a few of the edges down a little with your finger.
2. Cut a square of blue floral paper smaller than your pink square and adhere to the card, gluing it just in the centre. Using a sewing machine, sew round it using a straight stitch with white thread, leaving a 1cm border. It may seem a little scary sewing on card at first if you’ve not done it before but it goes through very smoothly – you’ll be surprised! Sewing card can blunt the needle over time so you may want to use different needles for fabric and paper.
3. Die cut a circle from white floral paper and gently ink the edges with chocolate dye ink. Adhere to the card with foam squares.
4. Cut a length of Stampin’ Up Mint Macaron lace and adhere across the card.
5. Cut out the rose bloom topper from the front of the Wild Rose paper pack and adhere to the right hand side of the card with foam squares.
6. Stamp a sentiment on to white card with Stampin’ Up Mint Macaron ink. Cut into a banner shape and fix to the card.
7. Add pearls of different sizes to the top left and bottom right of the card.