Friday, 27 May 2011

A Maid Went a Milking on an Early Summer Day

I got the present, but completely forgot all about a card for my God Daughter's birthday today .... so just knocked up this one (10 minutes at tops) using 6x6 Webster's Pages pack, some of my favourite pink gardenia and cherry blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts, a scrap of lace and Katy's Milk Maid image from Play Time Set 4 (Nanny'd Day Off), which is becoming a firm favourite with me, as it's just so vintage and adaptable.

  • Take an A6 card blank and fold the front back on itself to form a Z fold card and trim a little of the left hand side.
  • Cover the inside with a sheet of Webster's Paper and trim.  Punch a photo corner in the bottom right hand corner.
  • Use a piece of the trimmed off pattern paper to cover the front Z section and trim as needed.  Punch a photo corner top right hand side.
  • Cover a piece of spare cardstock in the other pattern paper and using the wavy rectangle nestie cut out.  Adhere a scap of lace to the bottom.  Place red line tape on the right hand side of the panel only and adhere down to the Z fold  as per the image.
  • On a piece of white cardstock stamp out the Milk Maid in Momento Tuxedo Black ink (actually, thinking about it now probably the Rich Cocoa might have been a more vintage choice).  Colour in her face and arms with E00, E02 and R20 Copic Markers and her stockings in E40 Copic Marker and the basket and pail in E44. Colour in the remainder of the image - I used Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent Watercolours in Marine Sea and Frosted Scarlet.  Cut out and edge the raw edge with E00 Copic Marker.  Mount her on Stix2 adhesive foam (or cut off pieces of cling mount) and adhere on to the blue panel as per the photo.
  • Take 1 Gardenia and 1 cherry blossom and adhere to the panel as per the photo, and also place 1 cherry blossom on the inside so that you can just see it when the card is closed.
  • Tie a piece of white organza ribbon around the spine and tie a bow at the top
I haven't time to make a little box for it to go in, so I placed it in a clear ploy header bag, and covered the white header bit in a spare piece of the blue paper, punched a hole and then tied a bow through it...actually it looks really pretty like that.

We're off to have tea with our favourite God Daughter in a bit ... laters peeps.



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