Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Checkered Backgrounds

Oh well we managed to keep the Internet up and running for 6 weeks this time but it fell over yesterday. Just rebooted so we will see how long it lasts for. The moral of the story being type faster!!
Here is some more inspiration for you. I only had a little of the cyan coloured cardstock left and as I wanted to make two cards using it I needed to come up with designs that were economical.

1st card uses Gold shimmer cardstock to cover front of blank card base. I have used an SU punch for the sentiment label and then gold sticker edging and a sentiment from my stash. Paper flowers were also from my stash along with the bronze pearl. Butterfly is Memorybox  Isabella/Pippi die cut. The cyan card stock is cut into 1/4" strips and then a simple lattice work adhered straight to the card for the checkered element. 
Entering into the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs # Anything goes.
Crafts Galore # Anything goes.
Love To Craft #3 Anything goes.
Petal Lu Challenge #23 Anything goes.
PCC Challenge #3 All about three of something  (3 roses).
Crafting With Friends #29 Anything goes.
Artistic Inspirations #165 Anything goes.
Crafty Cardmakers #174 Birthdays.
Craft Your Passion #333 Anything goes.

My 2nd card uses  Champagne Pearlised card stock to make the card base.  I used Crafts-Too Lattice Frame PCD 33 die to cut the aperture window and then infilled with 1/4" strips of the same base card and Pink Rose shimmer card stock to make the checkered design.  The butterfly swirl is by Tonic Butterfly Blooms 293720 which I then recut just the butterflies using the pink shimmer and then the cyan card layering up with the cyan in the middle to cast a shadow. Cyan Gems on top from my stash. Finally I die cut the sentiment using a  Britannia die word die and layered just slightly  off one another again to cast the shadow. The cyan colour shows up best on the picture above but I also took the one  below with the flash on to show the lovely shimmer of the cardstock.

Hope you will come along and play and that I have given you some ideas.

Entering the following challenges with this card:
Craft Heaven #15 Mood board. (I have taken the cream and one of the pinks).
Scrapper's Delights #60 Anything goes.
Card Mania #85 Let It Shine..
Unicorn Challenge #14 Pretty pinks.
Brown Sugar #219 Think pink.
Creative Fingers #117 Anything goes.
Catch The Bug # Anything pink.
Jo's Scrap Shack #159 Anything goes,
Hiding In My Craft Room #270 Super Scraps Saturday.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.


brenda said...

The white roses really pop against the cyan weaving Valery and the second is lovely as well.

B x

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW look at the shimmer on the card...super gorgeous
Dr Sonia

Margo said...

Such a neat idea these checkered backgrounds ...
Lovely cards ! Good luck on the fast typing :)

Viv said...

2 great cards Mrs A!

cuilliesocks said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous Valery, beautifully designed, I love the white roses on your first card, butterflies are wonderful, Kate x

Sandra H said...

Both cards Mrs A are lovely......... although if l was to pick my favourite it would have to be no2 the pearlised card is goregous! x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Great idea arranging stripes to make a lattice work! Love expecially the second one, the pearlized cardstock looks fabulous and love that frame!!
I'm soooo busy in this time, sorry if I don't enter, have time only for quick comments, and not for crafting :((

Jackie T said...

Hi your cards are stunning. I love them both. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 14 “Pretty Pinks or Halloween.” Hugs Jackie (DT)

LesleyG said...

Very pretty cards Mrs A, you've nailed that "simple lattice " paper weaving that I find quite difficult xxx

Barb said...

They are beautiful cards Mrs. A. What a good idea to paper weave for a checkered background. I'd never have thought of that. I've not done it for a long time and it's a great way of using up pretty strips too. Barbxx

Di said...

Like Barb I'd never have thought of using paper weave for the checkered background - clever you! Two fabulous cards as well!


Di xx

Diane said...

What beautiful card designs and colors Valery.

Hugs Diane

Dori Shelton said...

This is such a lovely creation. Thank you so much for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenges! Please play along with us again soon!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Mrs A. You are one clever Vegemite, I love your cards, must think about making one, except am snowed with others but do like the look of weaving and it would be a change from Christmas cards :)

Mm we'll see how time goes, must confess it does get eaten up by visitors or visiting and that's important too.
Hope you're keeping well, I'm really glad to be back to my normal. As my sister pointed out today it's not like others normal ;)
Thanks for popping over too, off to peek below.
Shaz in Oz.x

Margreet said...

Both cards are very beautiful!
xxx Margreet

Jean said...

Great set of cards loving your technique.
Thanks for joining us over at Love To Craft for our October Anything Goes Challenge. Hope to see you again.
Good luck.
Jean Design Team xx

Lia said...

Wow, this technique is great Valery Ann! Both cards are amazing.
Lia xx

AlisonC said...

Both very elegant. That is very clever to layer the butterflies and get both colours. I'll stash that idea away with all the others. X

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
2 very wonderful cards, and their designs are super.
Love them both.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Josephine said...

Beautifully elegant.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for taking part in our challenge over at Brown Sugar. We hope to see you again next time.
Linda xxx

Carol L said...

I haven't woven paper strips for quite a while, but I couldn't do it any better than you've done here! I LOVE the look of both cards, and am hard-pressed to choose a favorite! Beautiful work on both (and I'm well aware of how much work it is to weave paper like this) !!

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Petal Lu, Nicola X

Andree said...

A wonderfully elegant card and a lovely colourway. The paper weaving looks fabulous. Thank-you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore October Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x
PS Your second card is gorgeous too xx

Unknown said...

great card thanks for joining us at the Scrappers delight challenge
Jane DT x

Lori Kobular said...

Wow! I love that checkered background! Thanks for playing along with us at Unicorn Challenges!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card, thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug~!

Dori Shelton said...

Those white roses are so pretty! Thanks for playing along with Perfectly Created Chaos. I hope you come and play again soon!

Donna said...

These are all just stunning!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous and very stylish card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela x

Angela B. said...

Stunning creations! Thank you so much for entering the Anything Goes challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Happy crafting,
Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Crafting with Friends, Louise DT x

Leslie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's "October Anything Goes" challenge!
Leslie, LTCCB DT
Love To Scrap!

Unknown said...

great card thanks for joining us at the Scrappers delight challenge
Jane DT x