Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Vintage Flora Happy Accident...

Hi folks...I'm sharing the first of 2 posts this month over at the Craftwork Cards Blog and oh boy I was finding it hard to choose between all the fabulous collections of papers and kits released recently until I came across the gorgeous Vintage Flora Paper Blox Pad that I had completely forgotten about...naughty...naughty but I bet that sounds familiar...
6" x 6" pad containing 72 sheets of gorgeous papers (9 sheets of 8 designs)
plenty to indulge one of my favourite pastimes...cutting out floral images to create a 3D effect

I decided to make a criss-cross card but should have plugged the old brain in first...because instead of fixing the cards together so that the cut-away flaps were coming from either side...crossing over each other to create an envelope style card...goodness knows what I was thinking...I had one flap folding in from the left and the other folding down from the top and just when I was thinking "bin and back to square one" I realised I had just created a "happy accident" twist on my original idea ...an "all's well that ends well" card.

I fixed the top folding flap down...cut strips of paper and threaded with ribbon to fix to each flap...otherwise the card was not going to close...
fussy cut lots of flowers from the one of the papers, fixed in place with 3D foam pads and decorated with White Enamel Accents finishing off with In Circles Sentiments...
But must dash I'm going to be burning the midnight oil to get ahead of the game...the grandkiddos are coming this morning for a sleep-over and the guys will be arriving shortly after to fit the stair carpet...woohoo
Hugs Kath xxx

15 comments:

Jane Willis said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The papers are wonderful to start with but you've worked magic with them to make everything really come alive

Patricia said...

Brilliant "happy accident" love it.
Now you need to "name" your style!!!
Have a great day

Patricia x

Hazel said...

Kath these are gorgeous, could see these being well used for different projects. Hazel

carol edwards said...

Great idea Kath, lovely card and project. x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Definitely a "happy accident" - it looks absolutely beautiful!
Rebecca.

misteejay said...

Sometimes the best things turn up unexpected - this happy accident resulted in a beautiful card.

Toni xx

Redanne said...

The papers are wonderful Kath and I love your happy accident! Hope you have lots of fun with the grandkids and look forward to seeing pics of the new carpet. Hugs, Anne x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the happy accident idea, gorgeous colours and gorgeous card. Have a fun day x

petra,s cards said...

what a beautiful card kath!!!
xx petra

michele said...

That's one gorgeous 'happy accident' Kath! xx

rachel said...

a beautiful happy accident Kath - fab make x

Christine B. said...

Kath, your card is so pretty and I love your Happy accident.Love and Hugs x ChrisB

trish said...

Hi Kath, lovely gift card, the flowers are gorgeous with the white enamel in the centres. Here's hoping the new carpet is done and dusted so no noisy feet running about. Happy days with the kids, hopefully it will say dry...Trish

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Absolutely gorgeous! hugs, Helena

Ribbon Girl said...

Kth your 'special friend' card is fabulous!! Mary x

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