Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Still inspired by Wimbledon

Every year I create a card inspired by the Wimbledon tennis tournament. As the championships have been cancelled due to the pandemic, last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project is still inspired by Wimbledon.

Still inspired by Wimbledon. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Every year I usually get groans from the attendees as some of them don’t like tennis. However, as I always explain, you don’t have to be a sports fan to use it as inspiration. With a little bit of imagination, lots of different things can spark your inspiration.

Wimbledon’s colours are green and purple with yellow – tennis balls and white – clothing, just like this project.

My green, purple and yellow colours are from the ‘In Color’ collections. Just Jade and Bumblebee from this year and Purple Posy from last year. They of course combine with Whisper White.

Using the Poppy Moments Dies for both the flower and leaves, the centre of the flower receives a coat of Wink of Stella before sticking the layers together.

Still inspired by Wimbledon. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Knowing where you are going to put your flower is key to what happens with your three background pieces. As you have lots of options of what to do with these pieces, it is worth taking a bit of time working out where to put them.

Mine have been angled and are layered in the order of the flower, with Bumblebee on top.

Next the leaves are added. I chose to offset the leaf outline pieces to create extra interest. Placing the Dimensionals on the project for the flower to sit on, rather than on the back of the flower was really helpful. It meant I could position them strategically over the leaves and also avoid too much bulk to allow the card to go in the standard post.

Still inspired by Wimbledon. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, three Rhinestones add an extra bit of bling.

This is a fabulous sentiment-free card, perfect for any occasion. But, there is space for your own sentiment too.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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