Most of the edges are distressed with a paper distresser. I did stitch the middle panel with my sewing machine after adhering the ‘Summerbreeze’ paper to the kraft. That panel was attached to the back side of the ‘Read a Book’ paper. I added two more columns of said design underneath the sentiment as well. The row of buttons are sprinkled with more glitter and attached to a length of ‘In the Hammock’ paper. The seam binding bow was first crinkled, then tied. I then added a small hemp bow and a button locket. That was then tied over a strip of cluny lace. After all was said and done, I dabbed some tacky glue with my finger on certain parts of the card and sprinkled the snow glitter.
Here are a couple of close-ups of the ‘snow’ and bow/button details:
The sentiment has a bit of sparkle added to it, you can see that effect in the picture below, along with the chunky glitter accents:
I colored the sentiment with Copics, starting with the darker blue, working my way up to lighter blue. I then doused it with Star Dust Stickles which looks extreme in this picture, but has a really mild glow in real life.
Here’s a sampling of the lovely papers included in the Life in the Country collection:
And the stamp I used:
Stamps: So Sweet Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Life in the Country collection (Summerbreeze, Read a Book-bs, In the Hammock), kraft, Brocade Blue (SU!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Whimsey Circle die (Memory Box), seam binding, hemp, buttons, Dotted Scallop border punch (EK Success), paper distresser, sewing machine, locket button, lace, 'snow' glitter (Martha Stewart), pearls, dauber, square punch, Copics, Star Dust Stickles (Ranger)
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"