Welcome to my crafty blog, and the last of my design team cards for Just Us Girls. It’s been fabulous working with the design team, who’ve been so welcoming, but I get to go back to playing along from next week! This week we’ve got a photo for inspiration, which immediately made me think of the Stampin’ Up! ‘windmill fields’ dies. I’ve also incorporated the recipe challenge from As You See It (my ‘B’ is a bicycle!)
I’d seen a card on Pinterest using the windmill die with the ‘new horizons’ designer paper, which I thought looked lovely. The reverse of one of the sheets is in these lovely soft colours, which picks up the ‘subtles’ for AYSI. I trimmed it to fit a 6×6 card blank, and then ran the lower part (where the ground is) through the ‘subtles’ embossing folder to give it some texture, before attaching it to the card blank.
I then set about die cutting! I cut 4 strips of the little tulips from some ombre paper that’s years old, and glued them across the bottom of the card. I cut the windmill base & the bicycle out of kraft card, with the windmill front & sails in white. Having glued the windmill pieces together, I attached the sails with a gold brad (my ‘something shiny’ for AYSI) and then attached it to the card front. The bicycle went in front of the windmill, again glued into place – our cyclist is off having a quick picnic in the field!
The final touch was to add the sentiment from ‘on the horizon’, which I stamped in ‘pebbly beach’ Archival ink.
Thanks for dropping in. Has the Just Us Girl’s photo inspired you? Pop over to their blog and check out the brilliant designs from the JUGS team, and then come and join in the fun with your creation. You’ve got until midnight UK time on Friday 3 June.