Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Five flower cards

Welcome to my blog. Thank you for calling in. A special welcome to my newest followers; It's great to have you along, and I hope you will find something to inspire you here.

I showed the beginning of these cards on last week's post WOYWW, so I thought I'd do a quick post today to show I did finish them.

The idea was to use up some long-hoarded stash so I started with a selection of decoupage flower sheets, and a bundle of pre-cut and folded cards. I never buy either of these now but I used to and I have several boxes of them that really need to be used up! So each card has some decoupage on the main image, but I don't use all the layers because of posting them to UK. I then raided a box of rarely disturbed small paper stacks, and my snippits box and found mounts and embellishments for each card. The newest thing I used was the metal sunflower which I saw in the shop where I go for my parchment craft classes. There were nine on a sheet for 1 euro which I thought was a bargain, and as I had hoped, I found I could easily colour them with my copic markers. I also used some ribbons and gems, a Marianne die-cut butterfly and fancy circle frame, some foiled bee stickers, a clear square dome sticker to make a small tile, a German scrap border, and some leaf sprays and letters cut with my Silhouette cameo. I used one card for my friend's seventieth birthday on Sunday, and the tall yellow one was commissioned by a friend for her daughter's fiftieth, but the rest will go into my box ready for when I need one.

I am entering this collection in :
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 109: Think Spring - Let's see some Flowers.
Crafty Emma's Store Challenge 75: Flower Frenzy.
Make it Monday Linky Party 79: Any paper craft.
The card on the right is also entered for :
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge; Get inspired with yellow and green.


veronica said...

you're not the only one with decoupage to use up Kate! Congratulations on making such a good start

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Wow, great selection of cards, always feels good to use old stash!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Jean Straw said...

A lovely set of "Bright and Beautiful" cards Kate. good to have some to keep for stand-bys. Jean x

MaxineD said...

These are beautiful - and so good that you could re-visit stash and fins a use for it :-)

tiggertastic said...

what a joy to stop by your blog today
Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog
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Saskia said...

Always a good idea to use some old stash. I also have so many decoupage sheets that never see daylight.
I especially like the far right one!

Mona Eidhammer said...

Wow your cards are gorgeous! Love the decoupage. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona

Cheryl said...

I love all of your stash cards!! Isn't that great to use your stash? Thanks for playing along with Kaboodle Doodles this week. I'm a new follower.

Lisa M said...

Each one so exceptionally and uniquely beautiful. Excellent job with all of these.

Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

Rosie Gustafson said...

I love your cards. The flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing on MIM.