Friday 4 November 2016

Sweet little doves

Morning all... how are you?

Well, I thought I would sit here and share a little quick make from my JoyCrafts shows last week. I got a few messages saying that folks liked this card - and it's VERY easy to make. Probably one of the simplest little cards I've made for a while. 

The card blank was scored and cut to around 15cm square. Then I cut a piece of the JoyCrafts papers to around 14cm square. I sanded down the edges with a file - just a simple old nail file will do this, but you can also use a fine sandpaper if you need to. (Husband's tool boxes come in really useful!)

I took some of the beautiful swirl stamps and inked them up with some brown ink. Brown is better than black as I don't find it quite so harsh. I inked around the left side of the card, I also used versamark to make a lighter pattern on the right hand side. 

I chose some of the brilliant organza JoyCrafts ribbon and created a little double bow and a small strip going down the side of the card. 

To finish the card, I cut out a little frame and inked it over with a brown ink, then filed it back. The doves were cut from the dies that were on the show. These were attached with foam pads to add a little depth. 

I also went around the swirls with a pearl drop to highlight them a little and add some brightness to the card. 

I hope you like the quick card today, or even try to do something similar. I'd love to see it if you do. 



  1. I thought that was patterned paper when I first saw it Jo. Gorgeous card x

  2. Gorgeous! Loved seeing you make this on the show! You make it all look so easy! Id still be there for days sorting my papers out!!! hugz and enjoy your new telly show!


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