I spent two creative hours this afternoon, discovering the beautiful Belle and Boo papers from Trimcraft. I found it satisfying to layer up the decoupage toppers which came in a pad with the set from good old Create and Craft.
I am particularly proud of this card and I don’t think I will ever part with it!
Here are the details of how I created it:
Using a yellow and white polka dot 6″x6″ card I added a 5″x 5″ square of pink floral Belle and Boo paper. I added a pre-embossed cream frame from Craftwork Cards
Then I decided to add rows of bunting as I wanted to mirror the bunting on the little girls trolley. It was a scrap of the blue and white flower paper from the kit and a scrap of the backing paper. I die cut them both. The slightly larger hearts were then kept from the waste and I simply swapped them over. I found that by using red tape squares on the back of the hearts I could secure the bunting and add the alternate heart inside it.
As every crafter knows, want not waste not. In the waste from the bunting paper I used a flower hand punch to create miniature flowers. I added them with a dot of glue to give a feeling of movement on the topper. My favourite peach pink pearl drops just finished the flower nicely
To bring a touch of yellow into the corners of the card I added yellow and white polka dot Candi to which I added gloss drops. Candi comes in many colours and designs from Craftwork Cards – they say it’s like a brad without legs. I find it so useful to finish off a card especially as you can colour coordinate them. You simply attach them a mini square pad.
I enjoyed this set of papers and made a few more cards for friends and family who were equally smitten with the delightful Belle and Boo.