Good morning and happy weekend 😀
It's Saturday and the 18th of the month today, that means I actually have two
projects to show you today! I know that doesn't happen often! Be prepared for
a picture heavy post.
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First up I am sharing my mid-month reminder card for Penny Black and More
theme this month is simply anything goes
, as long as you follow our
simple rules, which you can find on the challenge blog. I decided to use one
of my newest stamps, I very recently got this one, just couldn't resist -
. Isn't it just beautiful!! I know I just said recently I wasn't going to buy
new things anymore, but there is always going to be that "one thing" I will
need :-) Like this stamp!
It's been stamped onto Winsor & Newton watercolor marker paper, and
Zig clean color brush pens
. I find this
paper the best for these pens. Unfortunately Blick art materials quit carrying
it, and the only place I found it was
. I tried Fabriano hot press, but
these pens do not work very well on that paper. Luckily bristol vellum
is another card stock that works ok with the clean color pens, and that I can
get anywhere. It's just not my favorite with these pens.
This is a rather large stamp, and I really didn't want to add too much to the
card, because I wanted it to stand out. So I stamped the sentiment onto a
strip of vellum paper using black
, and added a little bit of
coordinating designer paper. I thought it needed something where the two
designer papers met, so I added a little blue button and jute twine. The top
of the watercolor paper has been torn and curled up on the corner, then
layered onto matching yellow designer paper. Sorry I have no idea of the
brands of the papers, I just grabbed them from my stash.
A little close up below. I did add
wink of stella
glitter to the butterfly
and flower center, but unfortunately it's so hard to see.
Next up is my project for the new challenge at Allsorts
. It's Susan's week to
host and she would like to see anything but a card
. I have to admit,
those types of challenges always scare me a little bit, because cards
are pretty much all I ever seem to make, on rare occasions I made bookmarks or
treat bags. So my first thought again was making a bookmark, but then I
remembered that for the longest time I've been wanting to make a pretty tissue
box cover to go with my current decorations.
Mine was even easier to make because I didn't use extra layers, instead I just
used pretty designer paper for my base. This pretty vintage style paper is
from a 12x12 inches double sided paper pack (designer paper options
). I think mine is by K& Company. I've had it for a while and I thought
it was perfect for this.
After I completed creating the box, I simply added some adhesive lace and
embellished with paper flowers
been hoarding these flowers for a long time, I never use them on cards because
I find them too bulky on cards, but they were perfect for this.
Below is a little peek at the top.
It's hard to tell but I used one of the
Nestabilties Label 4
dies to cut out the
opening. I was able to fold the edges on the score lines in order to fit it
through the die cutting machine.
I really wanted to stamp a verse on the designer paper, but the thought only
came after it was finished. I tried but it didn't stamp evenly, so I left it
as is and covered up the partial stamping with another pretty flower.
I left the other two sides blank, showing just the pretty paper, they will be
facing the wall anyway. I thought about using a second ribbon and tying a bow,
but my cats would probably have too much fun with it, and I really like
it how it is. This cover will probably be in my living room up until
Fall. I had so much fun making this, I might actually make another one for the
Fall season and one for Winter.
This week I'd like to
enter my card to the following challenges:
The Flower Challenge #6 - Anything
- Close to Nature
Mixed Media Monthly
-Buttons (hope one button is ok?)
The Artistic Stamper
And that would be all for today. I hope you'll check out the
Allsorts challenge blog
Penny Black and More
to see what the rest of the teams made and come join us for a chance to win
some fabulous prizes. At Allsorts our own team member
is giving away a fun
die, and at Penny Black and More we have several prizes by
and Fantastic Ribbons.
Hope to see you there!!