Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Sweet Life, card

Welcome!  my dh plowed all the snow off our driveway, and shoveled it off the walkways!  Yahoo! and the State did come through late yesterday to plow the road.  I can now leave, if I want to.  But, maybe I'll stay and craft something {smile}.
Since I was snow bound yesterday, for a good portion of the day, I decided to make the best of it, and craft!  It was very good for my soul.  But to start the creative juices flowing, I set out to surf the world wide web.  Because these days, everyone wants to share what they have made, and the challenge sites are pretty user friendly.
To start, I stopped by a favorite of mine!  the Shabby Tea Room.  I haven't played in any of their challenges this year, so I wanted to participate.  The ladies there always have wonderful work, and their inspiration is just gorgeous!  This is the current challenge:

Now, for those who know me, isn't this just right up my alley?  Pink, Aqua, flowers, jars, shabby chic goodness!  So, yeah, I have created something for this challenge!

I bet you were thinking that I would have a mason jar on my card, huh?  Well, I almost did!  But, I was struggling with it, and so I decided to let this beautiful pattern paper from American Crafts, take center stage!  The collection is called Polka Dot Party!  The Aqua and Cantaloupe stripe pattern paper has these cute little scottie dogs on the reverse side.  The Cantaloupe and Dark Grey polka dot pattern is a solid aqua with white splatters on it.  And the beautiful floral pattern paper has arrows.  Very modern, and very versatile!  Which is always a good think in paper!  Don't you agree?
 RECIPE:  The card base is Coastal Cabana card stock by Stampin' Up!.  I layered a piece of the polka dot pattern paper onto the stripe pattern paper and ran this stack through my sewing machine to add a simple machine stitch border.  
I then matted a piece of the floral pattern paper onto Crisp Cantaloupe card stock by Stampin' Up!.  Ran that stack through my sewing machine, to give it a simple machine stitched border, too.  I just love how the pattern look 'old', vintage, and worn.  So, that is why I think the machine stitching pairs so perfect!  I tucked in a scrap piece of cream lace trim to the left of the floral pattern piece.
I added a pale pinkish colored crinkle seam binding around the front of the card.  And machine stitched it the front of the card.  I make a multi-loop bow.  Added a pearl brad to the center of the bow and adhered it to the card front.
I stamped my sentiment onto whisper white card stock, by Stampin' Up! in versa mark ink.  I added some silver embossing powder, and heat embossed the sentiment.  This gives some dimension to the sentiment.  I added foam tape to the back of the sentiment square and tucked it in close the bow.  
The final touch was adding some silver faucet sequins to the card front.  It looked like it was missing something and buttons just wasn't cutting it, so I added sequins.  To tie in the pearl brad, I added some pearls to the center of the sequins.  That way the sequins and brad don't look out of place.
Thank you stopping by!  I am having so much fun working with this paper, I just might make some more pretty things!  

1 comment:

Tracey said...

Love your gorgeous card Sharon....the colours are perfect, really pretty papers! Thanks for sharing it with us in The Shabby Tea Room!