Before I put the Toile de Jouy papers back into my crafty stash, I thought I would show you the same set but this time in Rose Craftwork Cards really did treat us with these two paper pads.
Along with the paper pads I also bought a pack of white die cut flowers. I decided to emboss them using the Tattered Lace mini flower folders which meant that each flower had a slightly different design. Using a salmon pink distress ink I edged each flower before using a stamp tool to lightly distress each petal. To change the look of some of them I used the Rose paper and hand punched some mini flowers to add to the centre of the white embossed flower. The same technique was used on the leaves and the semi circular bowls. (The patterns worked really well on these because I could centre them)
The Rose set also had matching tags which were just meant to have blush red ribbons added to them. Again I used them at various angles. It really is just a matter of moving the components around the card ( 6″ x 6″) and seeing what works for you.
Unusually for me I steered away from glitter glue but I could not resist adding gloss drops to the matching candi.
I have been delighted with the response to these cards on my Facebook page and have already sold three of them. Toile de Jouy Rose and Tapestry Blue are definitely Craftwork Card papers worth having.
x Elisabeth x
Recently I have been asked to create several cards for women at various stages in their lives. This range from Craftwork Cards has worked well in so many different styles that I thought I would show you how ‘my summer season ” collection looks .
The paper set is called Fabulous Fashionista and it also has a set of black and white toppers that can be coloured in. To extend the use of the papers and toppers I then purchased the co-ordinating card stock. It had some stunning designs including the ruby red lips The stamp set was sent to me by my lovely friend Maggie May ❤️
In this card above. The shoe was a stamp inked up in black and stamped onto red cardstock The handbag was a topper that I coloured in scarlet red.
Another trick to add a bit of glitz and glamour is to back the topper or paper with glitter card stock. I found mine in The Works. On this card I added my own colour choice of red as the recipient happens to work for a very well known airline. The little details on the necklace were created by using pearl drops in pewter and red. They were only the tiniest of drops but they do make a difference. Another trick was to use a matching glitter glue to sparkle up the dress band and the bow.
From deep red to shades of raspberry pink This time I used the deep pink cardstock layered up with black glitter card. The black and white topper was coloured in various shades of pink and purple and finished off with glitter glues. If you can it’s worthwhile to buy Craftwork Cards Candi. I believe they are hand punched in the matching paper. I adore the dogtooth checked Candi on this card.
More powder pink and I used a crafters trick of using up the offcuts of paper that had already been used. Many of the toppers are gold embossed which means that even if you colour them with spectrum noir sparkle pens the gold details still shine through. I finished off this card with tiny hand punched flowers using the matching paper and glitter card .
I hope you enjoyed browsing through this collection and it gave you some ideas on how the best dressed cards look this season!
x Elisabeth x
I recently bought a beautiful set of papers from Craftwork Cards called Toile de Jouy. This particular pad is in Tapestry Blue. I watched one of my crafting heroes (Julie Hickey) demonstrate them and I was smitten. If you are not a paper crafter you will probably think that this is completely OTT ! I locked myself away in my craft space – actually my Front Parlour – and began creating.
The designs on the papers are just glorious particularly the one that depicts a swallow (or is it a swift?)
Many of my cards are created on a 6 x 6 card, as I found that I can add just the right amount of embellishments and toppers. On this particular set I found myself wanting to highlight the tags that I bought with the set.
The main reason though for my delight in these papers and for sharing this photo with you is because it brings back strong, happy memories of my Mama. In our family home Mama had a beautiful Welsh Dresser which was laid out with a collection of blue and white china. My Mama spent many years collecting all the pieces and no family celebration was complete without a display on the dresser. She would add tiny eggs and flowers for Easter and cards for birthdays. At Christmas it would take her a day to decorate the dresser with treasured Father Christmas figurines, greenery and it was all finished off with sparkling white lights. Its amazing to think that a piece of paper can evoke such treasured memories but they do, which is why Toile de Jouy is fast becoming my favourite Craftwork Card set to date.
I look forward to sharing some of my crafty makes with you soon.
x Elisabeth x