A recent 'freebie' with Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine was a Wild Rose Studio decoupage fawns and some very pretty papers pack - called 'Bluebell'.
Whilst I love the fawns, I truly didn't like the idea of fussy cutting round the different layers - all the more so as they came with a pre-dotted white border which I felt would look a bit silly on decoupaged layers. Cutting the border off was going to mean losing some of the detail on the little fawn's fur etc. - so I just used the main image, closed my eyes, apologised to the little fawn and popped the 'layering' parts of his body into the waste paper bin - to be recycled of course, but not by me!
Anyhow, this was the end result:
- 6" x 6" square white card blank
- bluebell coloured Core'dinations backing card
- backing paper from the pack I was just writing about
- the little fawn image, popped onto a bluebell coloured frame cut (I'd used a Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle die to cut the plain card)
- TIP: from the word go I knew I wanted to add ribbon and a bow, but I only had lovely matching bluebell coloured organza ribbon and the pattern from the backing paper would show through. Why didn't I ever think to do this before - I just cut one side of the patterned paper shorter (ie, with a wider margin) so that the ribbon would sit nicely over just the plain bluebell backing card with no pattern showing through
- the ribbon, green cord and charm all came from my goodies here (I quite liked that the flower charm is a similar shape to the open flowers on the backing paper - just press your nose against the screen and you'll see what I mean)
- the sentiment is a Craftwork Cards one, just popped onto a snippet of the bluebell coloured card which was punched using SU's 'Scallop Oval' punch
Love the darling little fawn I must admit :) And I added a little touch of Wink of Stella to the butterfly after the photo was taken.
The Playground will close at 11am today remember, but it re-opens at midnight! My little fingers will be flying over the keyboard here doing the write-up this morning - the penalty of going out to play :) Parsnip is still recovering!!