Friday, April 10, 2015

Grateful, for you : Card

Howdy!  Welcome.  I have a quick post this evening before I head to bed.  I was going to clean(ing) my craft table, to make space for a frenzy craft session this weekend, when I was stacking some scraps of digital pattern papers and a few scraps of trim, when a card came together!  I didn't use a sketch challenge or a color challenge or an embellishment challenge.  It just came together.  So, I distressed, machine stitched, heat embossed, glues, and voila!  I'm actually very happy with my little creation.  Start to finish it took 55 minutes!  Holy cow that's fast for me!

Recipe:  I used my new favorite kraft card stock from the big box store as my card base.  I added a text pattern paper from Paper Studio.  I just love this text paper.  They now make a white on black version too.  How super fun is that?
I machine stitched a floral wood pattern digital paper onto the text pattern paper.  I had several trim scraps on my craft table and they just kinda fell onto the stack.  So, I machine stitched them into place.  I knew I wanted a bow.  You aren't really surprised, are you? {smile}
So I also stitched some seam binding onto my trim stack.  I tied a multi-loop bow with the same pink seam binding, but it looked too flat, too pink, too blah.  So, I grabbed the golden tea dyed seam binding strip that was on my craft table and tied a bow with it.  Placed the pink bow on top, and it looked fabulous!  So, I grabbed my kraft twine and tied these two bows together.  I went digging into my button stash that sits on my desk.  {you know, when you are too lazy focused to get up and put things away.}  I think it looks pretty good.
I added a postage cancel stamp to the floral card.  But it needed something more, so I added some splatters.  I wanted to help bring out the gold in the tea dyed seam binding, so I heat embossed my splatters with antique gold embossing powder.  LOVE IT!
I wanted a sentiment, but didn't really have space, so I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment onto a scrap piece of vellum card stock that was already on my craft table.  I also used the stamp set i haven't put away yet, so it was already on my craft table.  I thought the sentiment banner needed a little something more, so I added some machine stitching to the wide open spaces of the sentiment.
I am super happy with my little quick card that came together while cleaning!  Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have been inspired to craft something beautiful today!  Even if it is just for you! {smile}

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