Tuesday, March 19, 2013

You're So Sweet

Morning friends! Hope you’re having a great day so far. I just returned home from a week long vacation in Florida and though I had a wonderful, relaxing time…I couldn’t wait to get back into my stamp room again! I posted this card last week on Maja Design's blog and I thought I would share it here as well.  I drew my inspiration for this card from Maja Design’s Life in the Country collection. I am so attracted to the soft floral prints and the lovely patterns. So I put this card together and added a bit of ‘snow’ for a little extra appeal. Take a look:

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: 

Thanks so much for sharing a part of your day with me! Hope your day is wonderfully crafty!

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"
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  1. Just love that locket charm and the wonderful bow accent behind it. So glad you were able to get away - jealous too ;)

  2. Those are such soft and soothing colors! Love all the layers behind the sentiment and the dabbed on glitter. Really love the row of buttons, so fab!!

  3. love the color tones, and great photogaphy on your cards.

  4. Beautiful card. Love the soft colors. You always do the layers and bows so perfectly. TFS

  5. Another gorgeous one!! Love the color/papers! The sentiment is fab and glitter is the perfect touch! Love the snow, locket/bow/twine, and buttons!

  6. I love everything about this card. It is gorgeous.

  7. Fabulous! So much goodies on this gorgeous card, right down to the glitter on the sentiment.


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