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Friday, 24 February 2012

40 shades of green



Yes Dorothy, this card really does contain 40 shades of green card! I think it makes a great patchwork background.
A fun way to use up little scraps of patterned paper that you might have in you stash. All you need is paper and a 1" square punch.
To stick them down evenly. Make your base card and measure on the left and top sides of the card in about 5-10 mm. Draw a light pencil mark and start sticking your squares down across the top of the base card using a fine tip glue applicator bottle (Woodware stock these now) filled with PVA glue. Then stick the next row - remember to line the square up with the pencil line. Continue with as many squares as you wish.
I've added a yellow Dahlia, instructions can be found in the floral punch craft books. It's another very popular flower we make in classes (until the girls find out it needs 44 balloons to make up the petals!!!). The leaves are a Leone Em punch FPC6-03, punched from yellow paper.
The greeting from my Essential Birthdays set JGCL519 - I use it all the time! It's stamped onto shrink plastic and makes a cute little greeting.

4 comments:

Clarissa said...

Beautiful card. My two favourite things, card making and patchwork.
See you soon. X

Kim x said...

Hi Jane this is lovely and so clever, I'm sure that I could probably raise you 40 more bits of green background paper if there was a competition lol.
hugs Kimx

Sarah K said...

Beautiful! I love the colours xx

Pam Hornschu said...

LOL! I can't believe that you managed to get 40 shades of green on this card! Love the patchwork look.

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