Although the photo doesn't really show it, this Forever Friends image came from the "Let's Celebrate" Decoupage Card Kit. I mounted the image onto a panel that I embossed using the Happy Birthday embossing folder. The red and white checked backing paper comes from my stash.
After seeing many samples of cards on the DoCrafts gallery, I was inspired to decorate the inside of my card using the same backing paper as the front and the additional strawberry images from the decoupage sheet.
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This is the card that I made for the May Friendship swap for Sharon L, over on the DoCrafts forum. Caroljenks, the organiser, issued an optional challenge - to use the sketch (above) and two of the colours. As you can see, I used blue Core dinations card as the base colour along with Papermania Venetian Skies and yellow Pink Petticoat paper. The Forever Friends stamped image was a gift from a member of the DoCrafts forum (I am very sorry but I have forgotten who) - I coloured the bear with my Copic Caio pens and the flowers with Sakura glitter pens and adhered tiny star shaped adhesive stones to the centre of each flower and mounted the image onto a scalloped oval Nestabilities. The finishing touches are a Prima flower with adhesive stone in the middle.
Once I had decided to use Carol's layout and colours, it took me ages to decide which colours etc to use but now that it's finished I am really pleased with the outcome. I hope you like it too. Thank you Carol for organising the friendship swap each month.
Hi, my name is Karen and I have finally plucked up the courage to enter into the world of blogging! I first became addicted to card making and papercrafting about seven years ago having been a cross stitcher from childhood. Ran out of wall space to hang my cross stitch pictures so decided to take up card making instead!