Hi there! It’s been a long time. I’ve invested a lot of my personal time on work, but I have finally made some time to craft again. Yeah! I had missed this. I’m always in awe at the beautiful creations other crafters make and I always save projects thinking “I love that look, or technique & I’ll use it soon.” But when it’s time to create I sit and draw a blank. A couple of days ago, however, I was watching an older Make It Monday video by Dawn McVey for Papertrey Ink (on YouTube) and then I ended up watching several others by her. I mean, I love ALL her videos. Dawn is so creative and she’s NOT afraid of color. So, I immediately jumped in and created a card totally inspired by one of hers, minus the bright colors… because I’m not as daring as she is in that sense! Haha
Isn’t that quilted background pretty? I love the look and the feel! With Spring here and Summer approaching (not to mention that I just love using floral stamps) I reached for my new Delightful Dahlia Additions stamp set by Papertrey. I’m glad I finally made the purchase before it was discontinued. It’s beautiful and I’ll be using it a ton! No doubt. Anyway!! I stamped the background using only 2 layers for each flower and one layer for the leaves. I used a very light blue ink because I didn’t want the background to POP in your face more than the focal point. By the way, the cardstock I used for the background is Rustic White cardstock by Papertrey and I’m in love with it. After stamping my background I embossed it using the Quatrefoil Cover Plate.
I used the Basic Bookmark 3 die and gold foiled the top of it, placed it directly on the background, slightly off center and then I die cut 2 flowers and leaves and this time I stamped every layer for each. I arranged the flowers and leaves on top of the bookmark, adding a pearl in the center of each flower.
Lastly, I used the Boutique Borders: Thanks border stamp and die and then I used a sentiment from the Boutique Borders: Birthday. I placed that whole panel on fun foam and glued to a light blue card base. I had a lot of fun creating this one. I do like the overall look. It may be a little busy but hey… live and learn, right? And now, I’m off to try another technique!
Hope to see you back for my next post!