Saturday, June 25, 2016

Secret Garden Tea

Welcome.  I had a great afternoon tea with some very special, and dear girlfriends today.  {smile}  We ate delicious, delicate, tiny morsels and drank perfectly paired tea.  Devine!
I had such a lovely time, I simply can't stop smiling.  So, in my hand-made style, I crafted some 'Thank You' cards to send to these ladies.  {smile}
I stopped by a 'new to me' sketch challenge site, to get a direction.  I went to Your Next Stamp to play along with their sketch challenge.  

I wanted to make a card that is feminine, and pretty.  So, this is what I came up with:

Recipe:  This is a typical A2 size card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").  The card base is Lost Lagoon from Stampin' Up!.  I used this pretty pattern paper from Belle Vie and the Julie Nutting collection.  I added some machine stitching.  I also added some purposefully short trims:  a vintage cream, cotton eyelet trim, and an antique rose seam binding.  I tied a simple bow and adhered it to the card front.  I hand-stamped the sentiment and used a hand held decorative label shape punch.  I added two black brads to hold the sentiment to the card front.  I wanted some bling, so I added a trio of flat back rhinestones.  Viola!  Quick, easy, and super pretty!
Thank you for looking.  I need to get back into my craft room and create 11 more. {smile}  I hope you have been influenced to play along with this sketch challenge!

1 comment:

Sue said...

Very pretty card! Love the soft look! Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp!