Thursday, 24 April 2008

Floral Slats

How many times have you found yourself left with lots of strips of gorgeous papers ... and no idea what to do with them?
Well instead of sticking them in a box, never to see the light of day again, why not try something like this?


I cut each strip to fit horizontally across a blank white card and before sticking them down, I inked all around the edge of them with a brown ink pad. Each strip was then butted up to the previous one to form a slat effect background.
Good effect huh?









I then gold embossed a floral stamp, a butterfly stamp and a greeting onto plain white card before using blending chalks to colour match it with the papers. This was then cut out with scalloped scissors and mounted onto gold mirri card. No more little scraps of paper cluttering up my boxes and a pretty card to boot. Job Done!!

11 comments:

Ann said...

Wow Max this is so effective. Love it.

Ann xxx

tiggertastic said...

That is stunning Max, and such good use of materials, Sarah xxx

LAZY-TROUT said...

Max this is brilliant - just love the colours of the papers you have used!

caroline said...

what a brilliant idea..and so effective x

Ickle Pickle said...

Gorgeous card Max, well done I love everything about it, the colours are delish :)

Jane said...

Wow Max this card stunning!

SewDelish said...

This card is gorgeous Max. I love the colours!

How is your new job going? Not too many wriggly worms I hope.

Sewdelish
xx

Susie Blackwell said...

Im lazy I don't do the Housework..... lol

twiggypeasticks said...

Gorgeous, well done
Twiggy x

Chrissy said...

Because mine would look like a hotch potch mess of papers LOL, whereas your looks beautiful and elegant.... chrissyX

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

What a lovely idea Max, very effective!

Julie