Monday, April 27, 2015

Special Edition #260: Card

Welcome.  I was busy late last week crafting, and then I went out of town.  I wasn't able to post before I left, and I didn't bring my laptop with me.  {frown; sorry}
I am still working on using my scrap pieces of pattern paper. I wanted to use the scraps I have left over from my little mini composition notebook, to create a card.  {smile}
To help me with some direction, I headed over to Just Add Ink Challenge.  These talented ladies have a great sketch as their current challenge.  You will be inspired.

Now, when I first saw this sketch, I instantly saw many possibilities.  The circle could be a doily, or a blossom. The rectangles could be pretty pattern papers.  And the banner, could be ribbon, lace, or words!  And that's just what I did:

Recipe:  I used Pool Party card stock by Stampin' Up! as the card base.  Love this soft, pale blue color.  Very pretty!  I used Authentique Renew pattern paper (Flourish).  I added a double machine stitch border.  
For the center rectangle, I added a Coffee Break journal tag, by prima.  I love how the aqua blue and black polka dot tag coordinates so well with the Flourish pattern paper.
I added a pool party seam binding multi-loop bow, to cover the red blossoms on the journal tag.  I tied a vintage button to the center of the bow.  I added a double loop of cream twine below the seam binding bow.  I included a tiny tag, with Mother hand-stamped on it, in basic black classic ink.
I added a strip of white lace trim, where the banner piece went.  I also added a strip of aqua mist satin ribbon on top of the lace trim.
The aqua blue fabric blossom, I purchased.  It was on clearance at a big box store.  I just love well the colors match!

Stay tuned tomorrow.  I will be posting another card-gift combo, and a gift card holder.  I'll give you a little insight.  I used mostly white/cream!


KimB said...

Sharon what a lovely mix of different elements and they all work together to create a lovely layered scrappy card. Love the your lacey flower centre piece. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Love this shabby chic take on the JAI sketch - so bright and cheery!

JAI Design Team

Christine Blain said...

Sharon, this is glorious! I love how pretty and feminine the card is, and how you've so beautifully combined so many lovely elements. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink. :)