It’s a brand new day and an brand new week – I hope it’s a happy one for you friends. Spending many blissful hours in the craft zone this weekend, I have a card to share with you today to get my week off to a crafty start. I love it when I have enough time to play that I make a happy discovery. This for some will seem minor but it’s the little things after all, right? You know how much I love seam binding and I love it even more when I take the time to dye it to match my card. Just by scrunching and spritzing and manipulation you can get splotches and stains and such. The ink I used for my card is a chalk ink and I could not find an ink to match it so I threw up my hands and used my chalk ink re-inker. Never in a million years would I have tried that but you know . . . desperate measures! I loved the result. Although it is hard to tell in the photo, the effect of using a chalk re-inker takes the sheen off of the seam binding and makes it look powdery soft giving it an opaque color. On to my card, the inspiration for the card was this Leafy Background Stamp by JustRite Papercrafts and the sentiment is from the Get Well Labels Twenty set. I wanted to show the background by having bits of it pop through the die cuts and around the border. I picked Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles and Spellbinders Labels Fourteen to make my frame, highlighting the frame using Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents. To seat my sentiment I used Spellbinders Floral Ovals and Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM. The green is quite pale but you can get a better view by clicking on the picture to enlarge.
So to recap the layers I used from the bottom up, I started with a card base from light green paper cut to 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″. Foam Tape, cream matting layer 5″ x 7″, foam tape, dark green matting layer 4-5/8″ x 6-5/8″, Cream background stamped layer 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″, foam tape, Timeless Rectangles/Labels Fourteen die cut layer, foam tape, Twisted Metal Tags die cut layer, Floral Oval die cut layer, Classic Oval die cut layer, foam tape, Classic Oval die cut layer. Ribbon, bow and pearls set on appropriate layers.
|SUPPLIES I USED|
|Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts – Leafy Background Stamp, Get Well Labels Twenty
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Natural White 80lb, EK Success Cloud, Coredinations
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Amuse – Pistaschio
Accessories: Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles, Spellbinders Labels Fourteen, Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, Spellbinders Floral Ovals,Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM, White Seam Binding, Sewology Button, Recollections Pearls, Becca’s Bow Maker, Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine
The other ladies on the design team are also previewing June sets today, here’s where you’ll find more inspiration:
Don’t forget, JustRite is having an awesome sale on dies – 20% off. Thanks for stopping by to visit today, I’ll see you soon.