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You’re the best card set – Ankarika Craft

 Hi there!

Today I present you twin cards made according to the same outline, mirror image with few major differences. I did them both for the 52 cards per year challenge in the Cudna Paczka group. My card in shades of blue contains the obligatory element – tracing paper – which I used to make the leaves. A piece of paper in shades of gray is my own idea for a card no. 21 with corrugated cardboard as an obligatory element. I made it during a live stream on the mentioned group and thus I encourage you to see this recording in your free time. Both cards were created with the use of the coolest chipboads that I have ever used in my crafty life – Dusty Attic! 🙂 Who visits me here on a regular basis knows that hardly any art work is created without these wonderful cardboard shapes – cards fly as an inspiration to a chipboard manufacturer from Australia.

This time scrapbooking paper from the “Love me tender” collection by Margaret Paper Design went only to the inner part, as a base for wishes. Outside, I arranged spatially three layers of corrugated cardboard, glued with white paper to obtain an aesthetic frame. After cutting the corrugated cardboard to the appropriate pieces, I secured it with a black/white gesso (each card with a different color), and then the spines of the cardboard were drawn with white/blue acrylic paint. Then I embossed the corrugated cardboard using 3D folders from Sizzix. I used different folders and you can see the difference in embossing.

On top I put a piece of white/blue lace, torn white/gray gauze under flower arrangements, beautiful bows made from vintage style and satin ribbons sticking out on the side and a string. Big white flowers, smaller black ones, small white and tiny blue flowers – I made myself from dies. Among the flowers you can see delicate blue tracing paper leaves, a larger cardboard one and a few smaller ones from the set. On both cards, I placed mini dragonflies secured with black/white gesso, and then delicately highlighted them with Prima waxes.

Around the flowers, the composition is complemented by single bricks creating an imitation of a gray/beige wall. I used the skeleton of this structure in my earlier projects and I have such bricks left – they fit perfectly here. The gray card is a gift for a young girl on the occasion of passing her final exams in the field of construction. For this reason, there was a pile of booksa construction helmetscrews and the words “You’re the best 2022” on the job. In the nooks and crannies you can see light grey tiny balls.

A blue and beige card is a wedding gift for a couple who like forget-me-nots. The focal point is a cast frame with a photo, and the whole is gracefully complemented by the inscription “all you need is love”. At the top and bottom, as well as on the circle that says “Be happy”, I put on small 3D droplets from Nuvo. Here and there small pearl additions stick out, and in the gaps there are small silver balls. Both cards are fitted with a string for hanging. I believe that corrugated cardboard gives a lot of creative possibilities in scrapbooking, you can create nice combinations with it, and besides, it is easy to obtain, because probably everyone has a box at home. I am very curious about your interpretations of the use of corrugated cardboard in projects. Thank you for your visit!

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I’m in the process of writing an entry about interesting scrapbooking groups on Fb, I’m collecting opinions to cover the topic as fully as possible. If you want to share any thoughts on this topic with me – please do not hesitate to contact me. Have a nice week.

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