I've found this fun card I made a few years back but never shared on my blog. The main ingredients are the Farmyard Ephemera and Pretty Stitches Patterned Papers from StickerKitten. I started off with the packet of ephemera, one waterfall mechanism, 3 squares of patterned paper, 3 squares of white card (about 12mm smaller than the patterned paper squares) and a card blank. I added in a piece of patterned paper the size of the card front and a slightly smaller panel of white card later on as I felt it added a much-needed splash of colour to the design. I added a touch of ink bending to my white squares before adhering ephemera and sentiments in little scenes. The first scene – the one that will be positioned on the front can use dimensional adhesive but the second and third scenes are best kept as flat as possible. I had a rummage through my stamp collection to find an alpha stamp set to add “it’s your birthday” to the second scene. Then it was
A design aspect I am really enjoying using this year is reptition. As I've looked back through my creations so far this year it seems to be a recurring theme - perhaps my go to design. This layout has multiple watering can die cuts. Rainbow colour is, and always will be, another of my go to design elements. Rainbow anything is cheerful and that's what I need when I'm crafting. This next layout features a wooden crate slat that I used oyt of context. Without the rest of the die set it doesn't make itself known as part of a crate, it's just a rectangle with holes at eother end. I've threaded them on cotton and made a feature of them. In this next photo you can see them as intended on the right hand side. And then back to rainbow, but this time tag shaped rainbows... I love how this one turned out and it reminds me to sew on more of my projects. Even white thread on white card adds so much texture and subtle interest.