Saturday, 21 February 2015

Pastel shades footwear

This week's Craft Barn challenge is about shoes. I immediately thought back to my early days as a card maker when the height of sophistication was shaped cards. Back then, not many people had die-cutting machines and I was yet to get into stamps, so shaped cards was a way to make things a bit more interesting. I had designed my own template and as I keep all sorts of things I still have it and pulled it out for this project.

My colour scheme of pink and white was suggested by Pan Pastel UK challenge and as I was pulling out papers to embellish my card I found this pink card base and decided to go with it instead of white. I realised this cardstock had a white core and this gave me the idea of embossing and sanding back.

The folder I used is the first one I ever bought,  Stylised Flowers by Cuttlebug. I added a piece of hearts border (X-Cut 12" border die), eyelets and ribbon. Again if you have been crafting for a long time you will remember that eyelets were all the rage so it seemed fitting for this throwback to give it some of my collection.
I also gave my boot a white sole, well if Louboutin does it red why not white for mine!

There you have it, boot for the girly girls!
Other challenges: Bunny Zoe's Crafts and Wedodoobadoo


  1. Fantastic shape for the card and really lovely colours.

    Chrissie x

  2. Great! I remember shaped cards and eyelets (still have both those lurking somewhere).

  3. Love the pink and white, very pretty. Thank you for joining in the challenge.
    Jane x

  4. Sadly i still have some shaped cards and stencils like your shoe design!

    Love your Laboutin white soles and the sanded back embossing, should we call these retro boots.

    Great post! :-) xxx

  5. Très sympa ta chaussure!!! Bonne chance pour ce challenge :D

  6. I immediately thought line dancing when I saw your entry. Love the embossing.

  7. Love it, great take on the challenge!Thank you for joining us over at the Pan Pastel UK Challenge and good luck. xoxox