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card embellished with hand made flowers

So I haven’t posted for a while! Tonight I’m on taxi duty, so while I’m waiting I thought I’d make a card with some scraps of paper I had. This time I have done a step by step approach.
I don’t know about you but when I sit down to make a card I have no idea how it will turn out? I never  plan and even sometimes when I think I know what I want to make, I end up with something completely different…Im sure Im not the only one??
So here we go…I will give a list of the products used at the end.

I started with a blank 6×6 white card base and tinted the edges with gilding polish.

Next I trimmed some backing paper slightly smaller than 6×6 and distressed the edges with scissors, I then highlighted the distressed edges with a darker gilding polish. I wrapped some lace and twine around the backing paper attaching a gem filled glass charm to the twine. This was glued in place.

Next I die cut a border and glued this to the right edge of the card. Another scrap of paper was distressed with scissors and the edges highlighted with a darker gilding polish.

Next I applied gilding polish to a MDF frame and attached this to the front of the card. Rafia and pearl string was then also glued in place (I always use hot glue for this).

I then finished the card with a selection of paper flowers, some of which I made myself and some pearls. I don’t attach a sentiment until I know what occasion I want to use the card for.

Shopping list
6×6 base card
crafters companion shabby chic papers
Crafters companion editable die
Creative expressions gilding polish
Deco art gilding wax
Glass charm (craft box)
MDF frame (Do crafts)
Pearl string
paper flowers
Anitas tacky glue
Hot glue

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