Friday, October 24, 2014


I had a little time to create something pretty {smile}.  So I used some of this new (ok, new to me) pattern paper from Anna Griffin : Camilla.  Just gorgeous!  For a little focus, I stopped by Mojo Monday to see what their sketch is this week.  And yeah, I can do this!

and here is what I made:

Ok, before you mention it.  The circle shape at the upper right corner of the sketch is 'missing' from my card.  But actually not really!  It's the sentiment ovals: Birthday wishes and Thanks so much 'labels'.  I basically couldn't decide if I wanted to make a Birthday card, or a Thank You card.  So, I made a card, and two sentiments {smile}.  The sentiments are hand-stamped onto shimmer card stock in basic grey classic ink.  I added adhesive to the backs, so just remove the protective layer and stick the sentiment on the card front.  Viola!
Recipe:  I used soft sky card stock for the card base.  Love this color of blue.  It's so soft and sweet.  Just a gorgeous hue!
I used the blue floral pattern paper from the Camilla collection.  I added a text paper strip across the middle.  I wanted something to break up the roses.
I wrapped a piece of white seam binding around the middle of the card.  Love how lovely it looks. (smile)  I tied a multi-loop bow with more white seam binding, and added a 'jewel' from a rhinestone strand by Melissa Frances.
The middle square, is actually a digital download that I shrunk.  It is originally 4" x 4".  But I reduced the size to 75% so it's now a 3" x 3".  I matted this piece onto a scrap piece of soft sky card stock.  
To give my card a little more sparkle/pizzazz, I added 5 clear faceted sequins.  But felt that they needed a little more of something, so I added tiny half-faux pearls to the centers of the sequins.
here is how I envisioned the sentiment on the card:

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate the company {smile}.  Don't forget, if you are in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area, I will be at Grace Church @ 6901 San Antonio Drive NE on Saturday, November 1, 2014.  It's my first holiday craft fair this season, so it will have all of my latest paper crafting creations, and much more!  Some pieces are just brutal to photograph.  Especially Tussie Mussies {smile} aka paper cones!

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