Wednesday, 6 April 2011

1st go at a tent card

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well and coping with the blustery winds if you're in England at the moment! This week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge we're challenging you to use die cuts and punches. I have wanted to try out a tent card for a while so opted for this this week. The outcome isn't exactly how I envisaged it so if anyone has any hints or tips on how to do these better than this please let me know!

Stamps: Magnolia Sitting Tilda with tulips
Magnolia Butterfly Background

Punches: Martha Stewart 3 Hydrangea (the flowers on the swing)

Papers: Magnolia green vintage quilt
Bazzil - ice white shimmer, vanilla

There's stardust stickles on the sun in the background.
The swing is made from hand cut bazil cardstock inked with walnut stain, then threaded with cord and some small wooden beads at the bottom. This is suspended on jump rings through the spellbinder scalloped circle.

The small hydrangea from the 3 hydrangea punch was used, and moulded by rolling the petals with an embossing tool until they curled. A small gem was added to the centre of each. The leaves are single petals cut from the hydrangea punch. (all a bit fiddly this!)

The window was cut with circular nestie, then a scolloped cicle placed over.

All of the images are coloured with DIs.

This week I have entered this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Spring/Easter
The Shabby Tea room: Spring Colours
Craft Us Crazy: Happy Easter/Spring
Papertake Weekly: Anything goes

I look forward to any hints you might have, still not sure if I've done this correctly!
Have a fabby week.
Hugs. Katy. xxx


  1. hi dear katy
    this card is simply great... I like all the details, and the swing is such a clever idea... Lovely spring scene!! =)

  2. aw wow this is fantastic katy.i love the beautiful scene behine tilda and the little swing is so pretty :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Oh wow!
    Katy this is utterly beautiful!
    Such a fabulous design!
    kim x

  4. So wonderful and precious ... great job with the tent design and use of such adorable images, colors and embellies! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

  5. Hi Katy
    Wonderful card! love it! Great creation.
    **I'm your new follower**

  6. WOW Katy!!! I love your tent card :)

    The swing looks amazing with those gorgeous
    flowers! Such beautiful soft colouring.

    Sharon x

  7. Hi Katy,

    Wow! I was looking through the DT's cards on Creative Inspirations and have to say I LOVE this card - it's gorgeous! What a fantastic design, I love the layout, with the swing and the hydrangeas. Tilda looks just wonderful sitting pretty. I love the background, especially the glittery sun. Wonderful card - inspirational!

    Hugs Sue xx

  8. What a beautiful card! Love the flowers on the swing rope. Its all just stunning!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft us Crazy for our Spring/Easter challenge!

    Lynne x

  9. It came out great. I love it. Cute stamp. Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy.

  10. So lovely! Thanks for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room this week!

  11. Wonderful, beautiful card and love the pretty colours.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  12. wow this is stunning!! You've done a fantastic job lass! Ive come across your mazing blog via docrafts and im now a stalker....i mean follower LOL Hugz Sal x

  13. so so gorgeous!!! I love the flowers on the swing!! gorgeous and creative pice of art, love it!! Hugs Juls


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