Sunday, April 12, 2015
Upgrading a card kit - dress form vintage look birthday card - and what to do with leftover flower wires
Card kits are a great way for beginning cardmakers to learn the craft, but once you're more advanced you might want to consider 'upgrading' them a bit, as I've done with this digital corset card kit from Paper Creator. It's a great kit, I liked the decoupage focal image, papers and sentiment, but I wanted to gussy it up just a bit.
I added my own vintage sheet music as a background paper and changed the design. I dressed it up with flowers, die cut foliage, pearls and some cute wooden embellishments.
If you've ever asked yourself, 'What can I do with the wire stems I've cut from paper flowers?" here's your answer. See the little green swirls in my card? Those are left over wires twirled around a quilling tool (or a toothpick would work).
Paper—Paper Creator Corsett 6x6 card kit, vintage sheet music, cardstock
Dies—Die-namics rectangle stack, Spellbinders Shapeabilities foliage, Nellie's corner MFD027
Embellishments—flowers, flower wires, wooden lock and key, pearls
I'm linking up with: Crafty Calendar Challenge April—Add a sentiment, Open Minded Crafting Challenge #34—Recycle something, Crafty Catz #274—Two or more patterened papers, Simply Create Too challenge #83—No digis or stamped images and 4 Crafty Chicks challenge #241—Use die cuts.