Wednesday, 24 October 2018


Good morning bloggers and crafty friends....

A rustic themed design today

I used an 8"sq ivory card base, top folding then selected the papers I wanted to use from Crafter's Companion Rustic Wedding Paper Pad, this one is the 6" x 6" paper pad

I chose 3 papers (the tag isn't by CC) and added 2 of the papers to black card

The top panel was cut to make a 4" x 6" piece then added to a slightly larger black, the same as the others

Once happy with how the papers were displayed I added a little glue to hold them in place

A length of hessian was wrapped around them and I was then able to adhere everything onto the base card

I used the Arianna Blooms stamp and die set by Heartfelt Creations to stamp the flowers onto kraft card.  I used 'jet black' StazOn for the stamping

Once embossed I added a little glitter to the petals.  I then added 'abandoned coral' distress oxide ink, to the tips and half way down each petal, the petals were shaped using a ball tool and tweezers (I have to use tweezers as it's too painful for me using only my fingers due to the rheumatoid disease)

A hot glue gun was used to ensure each layer would stay in place then the flower was adhered onto the card

I had some leaves already die cut and embossed (Creative Expressions) so all I needed to do was add a little orange to them and a little green to the single maple leaf
Leaves were dressed around the flower and I fussy cut the tag from Stamperia's 'Ceremony' 12" x 12" paper pad.  I'm using this paper pad to make a mini album for one of my sister-in-law's 60th birthday.  The papers are really stunning!

I used a blending tool to add a little 'black soot', distress oxide ink, to the edges

A little glue added to the back and placed onto the card.  One of the large size cream pearls was also added to the top of the tag

I stamped the sentiment onto cream card, cut it at an angle and added it to black card

To complete I added a little white Gesso/Ranger to some of the edges on the petals

Leave a comment on today's post if you would like to give this card a new home

Your name will be added to the draw, you have until 6pm Friday to do this, and the winner will be announced on Saturday's blog

Until tomorrow....



  1. Another lovely card June!! Seems a great way to use up some of those paper oddments we all accumulate! Heartfelt flowers just make a card!! Have you tried the new Flower Molds? They make he flowers!! No manual shaping involved!

    1. Thank you Lyn, not tried those yet but desperate to do so! I contacted Nikki, but, as yet, not had any reply


  2. Love this design, right up my street to use small pieces of card too. Very beautiful. xxx

  3. Hi June this is a stunning card it is simply gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Absolutley stunning card and i would gladly give it a home.
    I have to admit that when i first saw it (bear in mind im using a titchy little mobile fone)i thought your flower was an actual pine cone added to the card. Having read and had a better look its as clear as day another fantastic 'june' flower. I love the idea of using hot glue to keep the layers in place - good tip, thank you once more xxx

  5. Lovely muted colours and I love the layout. Beautifully put together. Thank you June.

  6. Lovely June. Do like the colours you have used. Love everything about it.

  7. very elaborate,and clever card,love the colours


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