27 August, 2018

All you need is Lace

Hi Everyone,

It always feels like Christmas when a new collection is released! I have had great fun creating with the new Vintage Journal Cards, 3x4" in size and just perfect for all your projects.

I have used the Vintage Flowers series for my cards, and also Meg's A4 watercolour paper that I absolutely love - so versatile, as you will see!

Meg also has new laces to tempt us all. What can you not do with lace?! For this card, I have made the Journal Cards a feature, and also created a background using the watercolour paper and lace. Effective, unique and so feminine.

Using the blue watercolour paper as my base, I then cut strips of lace and placed over top, allowing the watercolour to still show through and adding lovely texture that only lace can. 
Before adhering, I also placed die cuts from cardstock underneath, slightly muted by the lace. Having lace as a base also ensured the beautiful Vintage Flowers Journal Cards were the standout feature.

Embellishing was easy with Meg's wide variety of charms, ribbon, flowers - you name it - available. Keeping in tonal blues, I clustered flowers and a charm together, mounted on top of another die cut, and finished with adding a sentiment and pearls. 


Remember I mentioned how versatile the A4 watercolour paper is? Well, let me share another use with you. I have used one page, cut to size, as an insert for inside my card. Not only is it decorative and adds a touch of luxe, but with the watercolour muted tone it is the perfect base to write your message to the lucky person receiving the card!

Enjoy creating with the new Journal Cards! 

Julia xx