Wednesday, April 2, 2014

thank you #339 & #234

Welcome.  I wanted to make a 'thank you' card for a sweet friend, and had a difficult time starting.  So, I went looking around the web, for some inspiration and direction.  I stumbled upon Mojo Monday #339 to see what their sketch looked like this week. 

I have to admit, that I don't generally make this size card.  So, why not!  Then, I wanted a little more inspiration/direction, so I headed over to the Just Us Girls Challenge.  And since March had 5 weeks in the month, this week is a wild card.  Here is their requirement.

I didn't do a lot of stamping on this card.  Just the sentiment; thank you.

I made a shabby chic style card.   My card is 3 1/2" x 5 1/2".  
I used some 'old' mother's day pattern paper from Authentique.  I used my sewing machine to adhere the green pattern paper to the Blush Blossom card stock.  I added two rows of stitching, and purposely made them 'random'.  
I also distressed the edges with ink and sponge, and the blade of a pair of scissors.

I matted my two narrow panels with Pistachio Pudding card stock.  I added some machine stitching.  I also distressed all the edges, in the same manner of the card base.  I wanted to add some height for the narrow panels, so I adhered them to the card front with foam tape.
I wrapped a light green seam binding around the decorative label piece, and tied it in a multi-loop bow.  I added a white 'flower' to the center of the bow.
The sentiment is stamped in crumb cake classic ink.  The stamp set I used, has been retired for over 5 years: Noteworthy.
I wanted to add some sparkle, but wanted something that blended in the background, so I used clear, iridescent sequins.
I added a trio of faux half pearls for the repeated circle images.  
I am pretty happy with how my card turned out.
I hope that you have an opportunity to play along in either, or both, of these great challenges.  I know that I did {smile}.


Nancy said...

Gorgeous is how it turned out...Wish I could get up the nerve to sew on my cards....this is wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us over at Just Us Girls.

Marisa said...

Gorgeous use of the Mojo Sketch! Love the papers too. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.