Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Afternoon Daydream

This week, is underway, and I hope you get a chance to sit and craft.  Paper craft is my main crafting medium.  But, I do love to sew.   And baking is my other passion.  Today, I hope to inspire you to play along with us @ Nacho Average Challenge.  This week, there is a sketch to play with.  I hope you get a chance to play along and create something beautiful.
this week's sketch: NAC #39

what I created:

The card base is basic grey card stock.  I added a pattern paper from the Afternoon Daydream scrappin' kit.  I matted the pattern paper onto pool party cardstock.  I just love this shade of blue.  Its so pretty, warm, and easy on the eye.  The scallop trim piece is actually a sticker for the scrappin kit.  I adhered the scallop trim piece to the pattern paper, then wrapped some crinkled pool party seam binding around the card front.  I tied a simple bow to the left.  
The sentiment piece is from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set.  I stamped it in basic grey classic ink, onto whisper white card stock.  I fussy cut it out.  Adhered the sentiment banner to the seam binding with foam tape.
The paper blossom was quite fun to create.  I stamped the floral image from Mixed Bunch stamp set three times with versa mark, onto whisper white cardstock.  I used pool party embossing powder on two stamped blossoms, and white embossing powder on the third.  I used the blossom punch to punch out the shapes.  I used my heat tool, to set the embossing powder.  I then distressed the ends of the petals with my 2-way glue pen and dazzling diamond glitter.  I then used a wooden stick to create the bends in the petals, and help give the layers of blossoms some dimension.   I layed the blossoms: pool party, white, and pool party.  I used foam tape in between the layers.  I tied a simple bow with pool party bakers twine through the vintage faucet button and added a pearl to help keep the look soft, and feminine.
I hope we have inspired you to play along with us @ NAC.  We would love to see what you create with our sketch.  And who knows, maybe you will be our next Top Nacho {smile}.

love this card? you can purchase it here, at my Etsy shop.

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