I decided to do something nice and easy today - still took me almost 2 hours somehow, but I did have a nice time. I dug out one of my beautiful Graphic 45 pads:
Lush. I decided to use some of the paper that had already been cut into, together with a square black card
I layered a piece of decorative paper on the bottom of the card, leaving a nice clean border
I cut a border from the stripe paper, and then another layer with the more ditsy print paper. I then cut out some of the sunflowers from the paper again that had been cut into
I added a couple of toppers to my papers, and played around with the layout
Happy with the layout, I decided to add some stitching around the edge of the topper - I first popped holes around the 3 edges of the topper, and then threaded the string through. As the string is quite firm, I didn't need to use a needle
Now, I checked my layout again, before gluing everything in place
When I glued everything in place, I shaped the sunflowers slightly, as I had cut up into some of the petals to allow more movements. The sunflowers at the top I shaped so it hugged the top layer. I made a treble bow ribbon, which I added on top of a ribbon/string knot. Another little card ready to be given away - not sure when to do the draw actually, I do need to think about this!! Anyway, for tonight, goodnight, sleeptight.