On Friday, I shared my creations for the first three "Through the Year" Fiskateer challenges. Today I'm sharing the next three.
The April challenge:
APRIL SHOWERS! Think Baby, Bridal, Rain showers etc. Shower us with your use of at least 4 Fiskars tools on this project.On the way to my sister's baby shower, my mom commented that she didn't have any girl baby shower cards. Since I make all the cards my mom gives, this was a not-so-subtle request for more. So I made a card for her to give at the next shower.
I started with a shimmery pink patterned paper with dots on the front and "baby girl" printed on the back. I used the trimmer (tool 1) to cut the background paper and to slice a thin strip of "baby girl" to use across the front. I used a border punch (tool 2) to create the scalloped cardstock edge. I layered the "baby girl" strip over the top and snipped it to size using microtip scissors (tool 3). Finally, I used a heart punch (tool 4) and popped the heart up.
The May challenge:
MAY FLOWERS! Since we know that April showers bring May flowers, use a Fiskars tool to make a flower and then use it on your project.I've been wanting to try to make flowers from ribbon for awhile. I decided to make an elegant silver and white flower to attach to a wine bag for the next time we gift a bottle of wine. I used my Fiskars scissors, white satin ribbon, a Gluber, and a Prima embellishment.
The June challenge:
JUNE BRIDES! Let's honor the June bride's white wedding dress by creating an all-white project.
I started with a white card base and attached a piece of white cardstock that I'd run through a friend's embossing machine. Since I already had the ribbon container out from the February and May challenges, I added a white grosgrain ribbon. I dug through my alphabets looking for white and stumbled upon these 2008 beauties. They were just the right size, but every letter features a winter symbol on it, so my choices of sentiment were limited to holiday themes. It's not very "June" but I love how my card turned out and look forward to sending it next winter.
July, August and September tomorrow!