Monday, 2 August 2010

FTL 101 using sweet pea felt and paper

Hello! It's Monday and I'm back after a hectic weekend of celebrating my eldest son's birthday. I'll be showing you the card I lovingly made for him tomorrow but today, I thought I'd catch up on the FTL 101 challenge over on the Clean and Simple Stamping site. See this week's sketch above...

... and here's the card I made:

A long time ago, when I was a child (in what feels like a galaxy far, far away!), I remember being in a city at the end of the summer and seeing all the new Autumn fashions being showcased in the shop windows. Pink and brown was the big colour story that year - I had never seen these colours together before and felt very excited about it. This card is dedicated to the little girl I was then.

The central panel is a piece of Whisper White card stock stamped with a Chocolate Chip sentiment and decorated with Sweet Pea felt pieces. I added some faux stitching with a paper piercer and a Pretty in Pink marker. The panel is matted onto a piece of Pretty in Pink card stock, then onto one of my favourite striped papers from the Sweet Pea stack and then adhered to a Chocolate Chip card blank.

Stamps: Sincere Salutations
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink (used to sponge edges of card stock)
Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Other: Stitched felt, Sweet Pea designer paper, paper piercer, Pretty in Pink marker

It's worth mentioning that the Sweet Pea designer paper stack (£19.50 for 48 sheets of double sided paper) and the coordinating Stitched Felt (£6.50 for 52 pieces) are from the mini catalogue, and will only be available until the end of September or until stocks last. So if you love it as much as I do, it would be a good idea to get your order in soon... (Click here to order.)

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  1. Vicky, this is so sweet! So glad you stopped by my blog, too!!! Love these flowers...I have only a few left in my stash.

  2. Very pretty card. I like the flowers and the color combo.

  3. Such a sweet pretty card. I love the lines and those felt flowers. They are gorgeous! :D

  4. I love the stitching along the edge. Now I'm kicking myself for not ordering that paper and felt when it was available in the States.


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